Key decisions on transport projects rely on robust analyses combined with prioritisation of resources and actions. MIC empowers its clients with these tools, in particular state-of-the-art modelling software and capabilities. We use transport models to analyse the overall effects of changes to roads, traffic, modes of public transport, population, land use and changes in transport policies. Simulation models are used to optimise traffic flow.
Transport modelling is key for strategic advisory as it allows an analysis of the overall effects of changes to transport networks, population, land use and transport policies. MIC implements dynamic traffic modelling to optimise traffic flow, using a professional design tool that acts as an indisputable support when deciding the accessibility of master plans and real estate developments.
The difference between simulation models and ‘black magic’ is transparency of data and processes.
MIC also operates as a third party provider of specialist modelling services to larger engineering firms, consultancies and contractors, bringing its professionalism to larger teams of designers and consultants. MIC uses several transport software packages for both public and private transport (e.g. CUBE VOYAGER and TRANSCAD for transport models and PARAMICS and VISSIM for dynamic simulation models) that interface with Urban Analytic Framework and VISWALK to address interactions between vehicles and pedestrians.
MIC is also a proficient user of the state-of-the art pedestrian dynamic simulation software, Legion, which is particularly useful in analysing pedestrian flows at train and metro stations and at airports, as well as being the standard software for the assessment of crowd dynamics for large events at exhibition centres, stadiums and arenas.
All dynamic simulations include a graphical user interface, which makes it possible to present input and results. The traffic flow from simulation models can be viewed as short 3D movies.