Investigation of the quality of the public transport priority in Aachen
The city of Aachen intends to conduct quality studies on the subject of public transport priority. For this purpose, operational data, in this case dynamic signaling point data, bus request data and signal group data, are to be related to each other and analyzed for longer periods of time. On this basis, statistics are to be compiled that show the quality of the public transport priority at traffic lights in Aachen. On the basis of such results, measures are to be developed to make public transport more efficient and thus more attractive.
APEROL AMoD tests in Aachen city center
As part of the German research project APEROL (Autonomous Personal Organization of Road Traffic and Digital Logistics), OnDemand Routing was demonstrated and evaluated in an inner-city test area in Aachen, taking into account real-time traffic detection and traffic guidance technologies (flexible routing). MAT.TRAFFIC implemented the interfaces to the existing infrastructure, fused data and calculated a dynamic traffic situation for the test area.
SCATS and SPaT in a test field in the USA
A test field will be set up near Detroit in 2021 in which the Australian traffic control system SCATS will run on North American traffic light controllers. The SCATS system will be extended by subsystems that enable data exchange of passing vehicles with the roadside infrastructure (SPaT protocol). MAT.TRAFFIC will perform the necessary implementations and integration work.
German Research Project APEROL
Within the APEROL project, MAT.TRAFFIC performs comprehensive and large-scale traffic simulations using the open source simulation tool ‘MATSim’ (ETH Zurich). The approach is to realistically model the entire individual and public transport system of a medium-sized German city (Aachen) in its current form using an extended MATSim system and then to investigate several possible future scenarios that rely more or less heavily on AMoD mobility services. The results will be available at the end of 2020 and will be partly published in book form.
Eastgate Software Hanoi
The business of the MAT.TRAFFIC subsidiary “Eastgate Software” in Hanoi continues to develop very positively despite Corona. The meanwhile 70 employees realize outsourcing projects for strategic customers from Vietnam, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. For 2021 a growth of at least 50% is targeted.
The outsourcing business in Germany is also very successful and growing strongly. MAT.TRAFFIC serves here as a front-end for the German customers (IT consulting, system analysis and development management in Hanoi): It’s like “Farshore Outsourcing with the feeling of nearshore”, as one of our customers aptly put it.
MAT.TRAFFIC and COVID-19
All employees of MAT.TRAFFIC will work in the home office until Easter. Everybody can be reached via the usual means of communication. The operation continues without restrictions.
MAT.TRAFFIC develops Cloud Service for North America
MAT.TRAFFIC is currently implementing a complex system consisting of microservices, which are executed in the AWS Cloud within Docker Containers. It is intended to reach the status of an AWS partner in the near future.
First steps with Microsoft Blazor
MAT.TRAFFIC uses new technology from Microsoft in a first project. Within the scope of a feasibility study for a German industrial customer, a complex prototype was implemented using Blazor WebAssembly. The results are convincing.
New Web Page for MAT.TRAFFIC
MAT.TRAFFIC has received a completely new website. With the completely redesigned website, we offer our customers a comprehensively redesigned appearance on the company, its products and services. Intuitive user guidance enables users to easily navigate through the pages with the aim of quickly retrieving the desired information.
Research projekt APEROL
MAT.TRAFFIC is a partner in the research project APEROL (Autonomous, person-related organisation of road traffic and digital logistics), which was started at the beginning of October 2018 and is founded through the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The main focus of the research is on urban mobility concepts, in particular the organisation of autonomous vehicle fleets. The mobility solutions developed will be integrated to some extent in real test fields in Aachen and optimized in iterative loops. The contributions of MAT.TRAFFIC concern optimisation of the management of autonomous fleets and system integration in the test field.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the framework of the funding guideline Automated and networked driving with a total amount of € 4,691,277.00..
Final event of the German research project I2EASE
The final event of the German research project I2EASE will take place on 01.10.2018 in the Aldenhoven Testing Center. MAT.TRAFFIC will present and demonstrate research results concerning innovative traffic control concepts.
MAT.TRAFFIC is now Limited.
The sole proprietorship MAT.TRAFFIC has been converted into a Limited (from 01.09.2017).
MAT.TRAFFIC moves to new office in Aachen.
The new address is: Heinrichsallee 40, 52062 Aachen. Telephon numbers haven’t been changed.
MAT.TRAFFIC starts marketing of procedures for driver assistance in the context of cooperative intersections
A specific procedure for driver assistance receives prioritized vehicle demands via short-range communication (802.11p), negotiates with the connected traffic light controller about acceptance and informs the road users about residual times of traffic light states. The procedure runs either directly on the TLC or on a connected RSU.
As of today a new version 1.0.5919 of the MAT.CrossCheck program is available
The new MAT.CrossCheck version now also co-operates with VISSIM versions 6, 7 and 8 (32bit/64bit). All tests can be carried out without any restrictions. If your computer is connected with the internet, you are informed about the update during your next start of the MAT.CrossCheck program. The direct download link is: https://www.mat-traffic.de/crosscheck_download_counter_e.php
MAT.TRAFFIC is partner in the German research project I2EASE – Intelligenz zum Effizienten Elektrifizierten & Automatisierten Fahren durch Sensorvernetzung (BMBF), which will start at 01.01.2016 with a duration of 3 years.
In order to control a fully automated vehicle safely and engergy efficiently in a complex urban environment, automatic driving functions for E-vehicles shall be developed and tested as prototypes in a test site. The online fusion of detector data from various sources and specially adapted traffic light control systems play a prominent role here. MAT.TRAFFIC is going to develop special traffic light control procedures, which interact optimally with the automated driving strategies.
MAT.TRAFFIC contributes to software development at Siemens Mobility.
The contract between two product areas of Siemens Mobility and MAT.TRAFFIC relates to the specification and realization of specific software solutions in the context of larger projects.
The long-term cooperation comprises online-control procedures and their interfaces (JAVA) as well as complex user interfaces (.NET, WPF).
MAT.TRAFFIC takes over IT Consultant services in Europe for Eastgate Software (Hanoi).
MAT.TRAFFIC establishes a close long-term cooperation with Vietnamese IT service provider Eastgate Software. It is going to offer IT consulting and key account management for the European customers of the outsourcing company.
Eastgate Software as a fast growing IT service provider offers software development for Embedded Software, Web & Mobile Applications, Cloud-based Software, and project specific services with emphasis on .NET, JAVA, PHP, IOS, Android.
Project COMPASS4D: Cooperative pilot site in Newcastle with 20 equipped signalized intersections is about to start trial operation.
The pilot site has been realized by the project partners Siemens UK, the city of Newcastle and MAT.TRAFFIC. MAT.TRAFFIC developed the service EEIS (Energy Efficient Intersection Service), which has been installed at all intersections.
In Newcastle cooperative technologies are to be operated and monitored for months. In particular, the effect of the new systems on road traffic and its greenhouse gas emissions shall be substantiated with reliable statistics.
Test site for cooperative road traffic systems in Aachen.
MAT.TRAFFIC set up a test site for cooperative road traffic systems on ring roads in Aachen together with cooperation partners and with the kind support of the city of Aachen.
The partners involved are Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Europe, ika-RWTH Aachen and Imtech Traffic & Infra (NL).
The test site comprises four signalised intersections, that exchanges via short range communication (802.11p) data with approaching equipped vehicles (like traffic light states and their prognosis). It is planned to use the test site in the context of further research activities.
MAT.TRAFFIC presents research results at eCoMove final event in Aachen
eCoMove is a 3-year integrated European research projekt (7th Framework Programme), which develops inovative solutions for a more energy efficient and emission reduced road traffic.
In the context of this project MAT.TRAFFIC implemented and successfully evaluated a new application ecoNetworkPrediction that is capable to determine online eco-optimal routing schemes even for large road networks. Would all vehicles follow those optimal routes then up to 12% CO2 emission reduction could be gained; in case of severe traffic incidents (e.g. accidents) even up to 25%.
Product MAT.SimGen shortly before market launch
The quick and simple way to a micro traffic simulation of networks or network parts. The new product MAT.SimGen allows the automatic generation of simulation networks directly from NAVTEQ. rsp. OpenStreetMap (OSM) data that is read from files or loaded from the Internet.
Moreover, it is possible by mouse click to insert existing intersections (with TLC procedures) into the generated networks. Thus, a complete complex simulation can be created in the short term with minimal effort.
The product is going to be available in the second half of the coming year 2014.
Software Tool for generating designs and quotations for an industrial customer
For a renowned industrial customer, MAT.TRAFFIC is developing an intranet-based software solution for the optimized technical design of their products. Version 2 of the software, which was recently finished, additionally calculated the expected project cost based on the current cost structure of operations as well as current expected material prices provided by the purchasing department. The sales person can generate a complete Word-document including all customer data. This document is ready to be sent to the customer but can also be extensively customized using predefined text modules or free text.
Currently, phase 3 of the project is being developed. It will directly connect the technical design software to the 3D-construction software of the customer. This way, there will already be a detailed technical drawing during the quotations phase. A reduced version of this drawing will also be part of the quotation letter. Furthermore, the software will be extended to match the specific needs of the customer’s production sites in the US and China, making it a worldwide solution.
Co-operative Systems in Newcastle (UK)
In the context of the project COMPASS4D MAT.TRAFFIC and Siemens plc (Traffic Solutions) are going to realise in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) 20 co-operative intersection controllers, which are able to exchange data with passing vehicles. For this the controllers are equipped with short-range communication units (WLAN, 802.11p). New middleware datafusion components and procedures will also be implemented in order to bring into being the following co-operative applications: Energy efficient intersection services, forward collision warnings and red light violation warnings. In 2014 a one year test phase will be carried out in order to test and evaluate the new co-operative functions.
Verkehrs Systeme Plus GmbH
The recently founded GmbH Verkehrs Systeme Plus is a subsidiary company of the Swiss Verkehrs Systeme Plus AG. Business manager is Paul Mathias. Verkehrs Systeme Plus GmbH and MAT.TRAFFIC share the offices at the Buchkremerstraße. Contact:
MAT.TRAFFIC moved into new premises
We’d like to inform you that MAT.TRAFFIC moved into new premises.
In the context of the European research project eCoMove, MAT.TRAFFIC is going to implement its dynamic network model MAT.NetState in test sites in Munich (Germany) and Helmond (The Netherland). Besides the estimation of current and future traffic states the network model will particularily also compute optimal route distributions for the traffic networks which correspond to minimal overall CO2 emission of all vehicles in the network.
Product launch ‘MAT.CrossCheck’
The product MAT.CrossCheck, which has already been available some months as a trial-version, can be bought now as full version. In case of interest please contact Mr. Paul Mathias (T: 0241 963 1715, E: email@example.com).
MAT.TRAFFIC presented itself
MAT.TRAFFIC presented itself, its solutions and its new product MAT.CrossCheck at the HEUREKA 2011 (16.-17.03.2011) in Stuttgart. A lot of interested people visited the booth to inform themselves about the topic Simulation based quality analysis for traffic light control.
The product of MAT.TRAFFIC called MAT.CrossCheck is completed now as a first version
MAT.CrossCheck is a test tool to automatically perform a comprehensive quality analysis for traffic light control already within the planning phase. It is an AddOn for the micro simulation VISSIM (PTV AG). The tool systematically generated VISSIM tests for local traffic light control, runs them with VISSIM, analyses the results and compiles the results in reports. MAT.CrossCheck thus helps to make the quality safeguard more systematic and considerably more efficient with its automated tests. The increase in efficiency is especially reflected in the significant saving of time.
As of March 2011 MAT.CrossCheck will be available as a trial version, so that all those interested can test the tool with full range of functions in their own working environment.
In the context of the European research project eCoMove eCoMove MAT.TRAFFIC will lead the architecture phase that concerns to the system architecture of the infrastructure sub-system. The work is scheduled to be finalized until February 2011.
MAT.TRAFFIC is going to implement a geo-database for the German research project simTD (Sichere Intelligente Mobilität – Testfeld Deutschland), as a sub-contractor, which serves as basis for comprehensive test evaluation at the Hessen test site. The research project simTD focusses on research and testing of the car-to-x-communication and its use for the safe and intelligent mobility of tomorrow. The geo-db will be realised as a gis-db. Apart from the actual database MAT.TRAFFIC will also realise various import and export functionality.
Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010
Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010: smart vehicles on intelligent roads. The showcase of the innovative v2v and v2i technologies took place in and arround Amsterdam RAI from 23 to 26 of March 2010. The final results of the integrated European research projects COOPERS, CVIS and SAFESPOT (European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research) has been presented there.
MAT.TRAFFIC has been involved with several base technologies and applications: IRIS=Safe Intersection (SAFESPOT), Radarview for vehicles (CVIS), LTSM=Locale traffic states of motorways (CVIS) and 3G-Communication vehicle-infrastrukture (CVIS).
At the Dortmund test site of the European research project SAFESPOT safety applications (Safe Intersection) have been introduced to jounalists and experts in the form of presentations and life demonstrations. The safety applications are based on the wireless data exchange between vehicles and infrastructur. Several TV teams (WDR, ZDF, N24 und Sat1) were at the test site and broadcasted tv reports afterwards.
MAT.TRAFFIC was responsible for the implementation and road-side system integration of the safety application. Further informationen regarding the SAFESPOT showcase day in Dortmund can be found in the press kit SAFESPOT_Sichere_Kreuzung_Pressemappe.pdf and the presentations SAFESPOT_Sichere_Kreuzung_Praesentation.pdf.
In the context of the European research projekt SAFESPOT a test site for Cooperative Systems was installed in the city of Dortmund. The focus here, was on the application IRIS (Intelligent Cooperative Intersection Safety), which helps to improve the traffic safety in urban areas through detecting dangerous situations as early as possible and warning the traffic users concerned. IRIS was developed in close cooperation with TU-Munich and MAT.TRAFFIC. The successful evaluation of the system took place from the 25.-27.08.2009.
EcoMove – Cooperative Mobility Systems and Services for Energy Efficiency
MAT.TRAFFIC is a partner in an Integrated Project of the 4. Call (FP7-ICT-2009-4 ), 7. Framework of the European Commission. The project, which at the moment is in the negotiation stage, is:
Prototype of a microsimulation quality management tool for local traffic light control as an AddOn to VISSIM
MAT.TRAFFIC is going to present the prototype of a microsimulation quality management tool for local traffic light control as an AddOn to VISSIM at the 19. PTV Vision User Seminar in Karlsruhe (29.-30. September 2009)
The new tool offers comprehensive and systematic quality management for local traffic light control already in the planning stage (before installation) which is based on automatic VISSIM simulations and evaluations.
Within the context of the research project CVIS, MAT.TRAFFIC is going to present and evaluate a new algorithm LTSM that online estimates current motorway traffic states on Februar 2010 at the CVIS test site Hessen.
The procedure is able to bring together and process road-side detector data with floating car data (FCD) in order to compute more accurate and highly resolved motorway traffic states. The fcd are so-named beaconing signals that are transmitted from the passing vehicles with a frequency of 2 Hz by means of a new wireless LAN technology (802.11p) to road-side units (RSU).
NewRoNet – New Routing Optimization Using Neural Network Technologies
MAT.TRAFFIC is preparing a research project proposal (STREP) for the 5. Call (FP7-ICT-2009-5 ) at the 7. Framework of the European Commission. The topic of the project is NewRoNet – New Routing Optimization Using Neural Network Technologies.
NewRoNet focuses on a radically new multi-path routing approach for the management of data communication networks, which is based on the interpretation of the communication network as a special recurrent neural network consisting of sigma-pi-neurons together with a modified version of the recurrent back-propagation algorithm. The new mechanisms facilitate a powerful dynamic real-time management of large packet switching networks with implicit congestion control that can be implemented in a fully distributed way.
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