• CUBE Avenue

    Predictive Modeling and Simulation of Transportation

Powerful Mesoscopic Modeling Capabilities

There are times when you need to look at a complete metro area, times when you need to view details of a specific intersection, and times when you need an “in-between,” or mesoscopic, solution. CUBE Avenue, an extension to CUBE Voyager, is the “in-between” view that allows you to specify the level of detail for vehicle, time, and network inputs:

  • Examine traffic as individual vehicles or as platoons of multiple vehicles
  • Specify time increments in terms of minutes or hours
  • Specify intersection characteristics

Citilabs’ CUBE Avenue blends macroscopic traffic assignment methods with traffic progression and time periods typical of microscopic models. This mesoscopic scale makes CUBE Avenue the tool you need to evaluate common traffic problems. Tailor it to fit the scale of any analysis:

  • Study time-specific policies, such as variable road pricing or lane closures.
  • Quantify impacts of upstream traffic congestion
  • Measure queuing at intersections and merge points in a network
  • Isolate secondary impacts from one intersection through another
  • Evaluate the benefits of ITS (intelligent transportation system) projects
  • Simulate alternative infrastructure, operational, and policy changes to optimize emergency evacuation plans and strategies
  • Test strategies to improve arrival and departure from stadiums and other special event facilities

Pioneering transportation professionals can use CUBE Avenue to meld planning with real-time operations, examining likely impacts of operational responses before implementation.

  • Automation

    • Calculate optimal network conditions with CUBE Avenue’s iterative process, no matter the study area’s size or complexity.
  • Numeric Results

    • Discover performance measures for specific time segments, including total traffic in queue, and link operating speed, travel time, and utilization.
  • Outputs and Animations

    • View, animate, and summarize the data files to create node/link posting, multi-bandwidth display, bandwidth animation, and packet-log animation.
  • Vehicle Packets

    • Simulate traffic flow, roundabouts, stop-controlled intersections, and ramp merges with vehicle packet sizes ranging from one vehicle to more than 20.