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PTV Vissim
Developer(s)PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG
Stable release
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeMulti-modal micro-/mesoscopic traffic flow simulation
LicenseSoftware license agreement

PTV Vissim is a microscopic multi-modal traffic flow simulation software package developed by PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. The name is derived from 'Verkehr In Städten - SIMulationsmodell' (German for 'Traffic in cities - simulation model'). PTV Vissim was first developed in 1992 and is today a global market leader.

Mar 18, 2016  This the VISSIM Tutorial session for the Traffic Flow course at university of Waterloo. In this sessionI gave general information and basic instruction on how users can draw links, network. Trying to match a prescribed target speed. More detailed descriptions of the VISSIM model can be found in the VISSIM User Manual – Version 5.40. VISSIM was selected for analysis due to its powerful multi-model modeling capabilities that may include cars, trucks, and buses. Another benefit of using VISSIM is that it can simulate unique. 12 with VISSIM 11.7.5 Dynamic Routing D 287 11.7.6 Route Guidance 288 11.8 Assignment Control 290 11.8.1 Path Evaluation File 290 11.8.2 Iteration Control 290 11.8.3 Convergence Control 291 11.8.4 Route Search Control and Local Calibration 292 11.8.6 Summary of the Dynamic Assignmen 298 Glossary of Files associated 301. 12 with VISSIM 11.7.5 Dynamic Routing D 287 11.7.6 Route Guidance 288 11.8 Assignment Control 290 11.8.1 Path Evaluation File 290 11.8.2 Iteration Control 290 11.8.3 Convergence Control 291 11.8.4 Route Search Control and Local Calibration 292 11.8.6 Summary of the Dynamic Assignmen 298 Glossary of Files associated 301.

PTV Vissim is part of the PTV Vision Traffic Suite which also includes PTV Visum (traffic analysis and forecasting) and PTV Vistro (signal optimisation and traffic impact).

Microscopic simulation[edit]

'Microscopic simulation', sometimes called microsimulation, means each entity (car, train, person) of reality is simulated individually, i.e. it is represented by a corresponding entity in the simulation, thereby considering all relevant properties. The same holds for the interactions between the entities. The opposite would be a 'macroscopic simulation', in which the description of reality is shifted from individuals to 'averaged' variables like flow and density. The corresponding product from the same manufacturer is called Visum.


'Multi-modal simulation' describes the ability to simulate more than one type of traffic. All these types can interact mutually. In Vissim the following types of traffic can be simulated

  • Vehicles (cars, buses, and trucks)
  • Public transport (trams, buses)
  • Cycles (bicycles, motorcycles)

Scope of application[edit]

The scope of application ranges from various issues of traffic engineering (transport engineering,[1]transportation planning, signal timing), public transport, urban planning over fire protection (evacuation simulation) to 3d visualization (computer animation, architectural animation) for illustrative purpose and communication to the general public.

Scientific foundations[edit]

The basic traffic model ruling the movement of vehicles was developed by Rainer Wiedemann in 1974 at Karlsruhe University. It is a car-following model that considers physical and psychological aspects of the drivers.

The model underlying pedestrian dynamics is the Social Force Model by Dirk Helbing et al. from 1995.


Versions up to 5.40 created .INP files. Versions 6 and later created .INPX files.


  • R. Wiedemann, Simulation des Straßenverkehrsflusses. Schriftenreihe des IfV, 8, 1974. Institut für Verkehrswesen. Universität Karlsruhe. (In German language).
  • R. Wiedemann, Modelling of RTI-Elements on multi-lane roads. In: Advanced Telematics in Road Transport edited by the Commission of the European Community, DG XIII, Brussels, 1991.
  • M. Fellendorf, VISSIM: A microscopic simulation tool to evaluate actuated signal control including bus priority. 64th ITE Annual Meeting, 1994. PDF[permanent dead link]
  • D. Helbing and P. Molnar, Social force model for pedestrian dynamics. Phys. Rev. E, 51:4282–4286, 1995. arXiv:cond-mat/9805244v1
  • L. Bloomberg and J. Dale, Comparison of VISSIM and CORSIM Traffic Simulation Models on a Congested Network. Transportation Research Record 1727:52-60, 2000. PDF[permanent dead link]
  • D. Helbing, I. Farkas, and T. Vicsek, Simulating dynamical features of escape panic. Nature, 407:487–490, 2000. arXiv:cond-mat/0009448v1
  • M. Fellendorf and P. Vortisch, Validation of the microscopic traffic flow model VISSIM in different real-world situations. Transportation Research Board, 2001. PDF
  • D. Helbing, I.J. Farkas, P. Molnar, and T. Vicsek, Simulation of Pedestrian Crowds in Normal and Evacuation Situations. In Schreckenberg and Sharma editors. Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, Duisburg, 2002. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • B.B. Park and J.D. Schneeberger, Microscopic Simulation Model Calibration and Validation: Case Study of VISSIM Simulation Model for a Coordinated Actuated Signal System. Transportation Research Record 1856:185-192, 2003. PDF
  • T. Werner and D. Helbing, The Social Force Pedestrian Model Applied to Real Life Scenarios. In E. Galea (editor) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics: 2nd International Conference, Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, London, 2003. CMS Press.
  • G. Gomes, A. May, and R. Horowitz, Congested Freeway Microsimulation Model Using VISSIM. Transportation Research Record 1876:71-81, 2004. PDF
  • R. Jagannathan and J.G. Bared, Design and Operational Performance of Crossover Displaced Left-Turn Intersections Transportation Research Record 1881:1-10, 2004.
  • K.Y.K. Leung T.-S. Dao C.M. Clark, and J.P. Huissoon, Development of a microscopic traffic simulator for inter-vehicle communication application research. In Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 1286-1291, 2006.
  • M.M. Ishaque and R.B. Noland, Trade-offs between vehicular and pedestrian traffic using micro-simulation methods. Transport Policy 14(2):124-138, 2007.
  • W. Burghout, J. Wahlstedt, Hybrid Traffic Simulation with Adaptive Signal Control Transportation Research Record 1999:191-197, 2007. PDF
  • A. Johansson, D. Helbing, and P.K. Shukla, Specification of the Social Force Pedestrian Model by Evolutionary Adjustment to Video Tracking Data. Advances in Complex Systems 10(4):271–288, 2007. arXiv:0810.4587v1

External links[edit]

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  • Animated PTV Vissim example of a roundabout created by BrennerPlan GmbH.


  1. ^Mahmud, Khizir; Town, Graham E. (June 2016). 'A review of computer tools for modeling electric vehicle energy requirements and their impact on power distribution networks'. Applied Energy. 172: 337–359. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.100.
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The goal of this book is to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and transportation engineering professionals with an understanding of the wide array of traffic management and simulation modeling techniques and to provide them opportunities to design, build, and evaluate these systems using the Vissim 7.0 application. In this course, the students will be presented with state-of-the-art transportation simulation modeling technologies. A primary focus of the course is to learn how to run a commercialized microscopic traffic simulator, and how to use the simulator as a tool to help manage and control traffic. This material supplements similar vehicle simulation material. See the PTV Vissim User Manual for more detailed information on these topics and the topics presented. Visit the PTV Group Website to discover other products like Vissim.

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