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Virtual Intersections: Using Simulated Traffic Signals in Mobile Signal Timing (MOST) Training (April 15, 2009)

Overview of MOST: A Hands On Approach to Signal Timing Training

Presenter:   Michael Kyte
Presenter's Org:   University of Idaho

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Slide 1:  Overview of MOST: A Hands On Approach to Signal Timing Training

Federal Highway Administration Webinar
15 April 2009
Michael Kyte, MOST Principal Investigator

MOST:

Slide 2:  Parts of the Presentation

Overview of MOST: a hands-on approach to signal timing training: Michael Kyte, University of Idaho

Demonstration of MOST simulation tools: Kiel Ova, PTV America

Demonstration of experiments relating to isolated intersections: Michael Kyte, University of Idaho

Demonstration of experiments relating to coordinated systems: Darcy Bullock, Purdue University

Future of software-in-the-loop simulation training and research: Thomas Urbanik, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Slide 3:  What is MOST?

[Part of a screen shot of an example of Mobile Signal Timing Training displaying a traffic simulation using ASC/3 within VISSIM software. In the upper left corner of the screen is the MOST software tool. The screenshot includes two separate side by side VISSIM windows, and the status screens of the ASC/3 controllers, from two separate simulations.]

Slide 4:  What is MOST?

[Part of a screen shot of an example of Mobile Signal Timing Training displaying a traffic simulation using ASC/3 within VISSIM software. In the upper left corner of the screen is the MOST software tool. The screenshot includes two separate side by side VISSIM windows, and the status screens of the ASC/3 controllers, from two separate simulations.]

Slide 5:  Traffic Signal Summer Camp

[Three photographs of participants of the Traffic Signal Summer Camp. One map of the U.S. indicating the locations of the users of simulation technology and Traffic Signal Summer Workshop students. Green circles represent the former. White circles indicate the latter.]

Slide 6:  Traffic Signal Summer Camp

"The hands-on experiences were what I liked most about the week's activities."

"The best parts of the week were the hands-on work and introductory lectures to the more advanced technologies of video detection and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Exposure to this technology was worth the trip alone."

"I think the valuable part is that students don't just look at pictures or mathematical equations. They get a chance to tinker, make mistakes, and ultimately get various components up and running ... much like they will have to in the real world. This means when they are on their first job and things donít work exactly as expected during a [system] turn-on, they will have their wits about them and know how to debug the system and get it running.

Slide 7:  MOST project timeline

[This is a timeline of the MOST project starting from the initial conception in 2001 until the final delivery of the seven labs and software in 2009.]

Slide 8:  Our approach: grounded in educational theory ...

Slide 9:  Listen

["Listen" is the title of the image. The image is a cartoon of a man pointing to an easel that displays the words "Longer cycles produce longer delays".]

Slide 10:  Visualize

[The top image is a cartoon of a man pointing to an easel that displays the words "Longer cycles produce longer delays". The second image is a XY graph that displays an increase in delays as the length of cycles increase and itís titled "Visualize".]

Slide 11:  Observe

[The top image is a cartoon of a man pointing to an easel that displays the words "Longer cycles produce longer delays". The second image is a XY graph that displays an increase in delays as the length of cycles increase. The third image is an illustration of a traffic simulation and itís titled "Observe".]

Slide 12:  Synthesize/Discuss

[The top image is a cartoon of a man pointing to an easel that displays the words "Longer cycles produce longer delays". The second image is a XY graph that displays an increase in delays as the length of cycles increase. The third image is an illustration of a traffic simulation. The fourth image is a picture of participants training and itís title is "Synthesize and Discuss".]

Slide 13:  What MOST is and is not

What MOST is not:

What MOST is:

Our approach ...

Slide 14:  Simulation Tools

[Screen shot of an example of Mobile Signal Timing Training displaying a traffic simulation using ASC/3 within VISSIM software. In the upper left corner of the screen is the MOST software tool. The screenshot includes two separate side by side VISSIM windows, and the status screens of the ASC/3 controllers, from two separate simulations.]

Slide 15:  MOST book Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Topics: laboratories

Slide 16:  Laboratory Structure

[Three boxes demonstrate the generic structure of the laboratories. The first box lists an introduction describing the laboratory, a list of terms that will be used during the laboratory, and a set of experiments, anywhere from 3 to 11, depending on the laboratory. The second box displays the format of the experiments. The third and final box displays that each laboratory ends with a final open ended design problem.]

Slide 17:  MOST Team

Slide 18:  MOST Technical Oversight Committee

Slide 19:  MOST Web Site

[This is a snapshot of the MOST website.]

Slide 20:  Demonstration: Laboratory 1, Experiment #4

[This is the first page of a movie file of an example of Mobile Signal Timing Training displaying a traffic simulation using ASC/3 within VISSIM software. This snapshot is a demonstration of laboratory #1 and experiment #4.]

Slide 21:  Contact information:

Michael Kyte
University of Idaho
mkyte@uidaho.edu
208.885.6002

Slide 22:  Overview of MOST: a hands-on approach to signal timing training: Michael Kyte, University of Idaho (complete)

Next: Demonstration of MOST simulation tools: Kiel Ova, PTV America

Demonstration of experiments relating to isolated intersections: Michael Kyte, University of Idaho

Demonstration of experiments relating to coordinated systems: Darcy Bullock, Purdue University

Future of software-in-the-loop simulation training and research: Thomas Urbanik, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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