Environmental impacts of traffic are of major concern throughout many
European metropolitan areas, CO, NOx, Ozone, PM10 and PM2.5 but also
air toxics being public health related concerns..
There is a lack of comprehensive and fast tools to estimate the level of
pollution resulting from varying traffic flow conditions that would allow
to optimize control strategies. SIMTRAP will develop such a tool
based on high-performance computing and networking (HPCN)
technologies, and apply and test in four European metropolitan areas:
Berlin, Milano, Vienna, and the Maastricht in the Netherlands.
SIMTRAP integrates advanced simulation models for dynamic traffic flow
and 3D photochemical air quality modeling implemented on powerful
parallel computers within a decision support framework that includes
GIS functionality, statistical analysis tools, an embedded expert system,
und a multi-criteria optimization tool.
An easy-to-use multimedia user interface and the fast and interactive response
made possible by HPCN technology provide a powerful tool for urban traffic
and environmental planners.