OmniTRANS Horizon: future-proof traffic model


Verkeersmodel OmniTRANS Horizon

Society is changing rapidly, with major consequences for our mobility behavior. We work more and more flexibly and more often from home. Owning a car is less important to the younger generation: shared mobility is gaining ground. The call for a greener living environment is growing, with more space for walkers and cyclists, while at the same time urbanization is increasing. The changing travel behavior is increasingly difficult for traditional traffic models to accommodate. This is why we are introducing a traffic model that is ready for the future: OmniTRANS Horizon.

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Mobility varies greatly by target group. Young people travel differently than seniors, and two working parents travel differently than a single person in their thirties. It is therefore important that a traffic model can calculate policy measures aimed at specific target groups. This makes it measurable and visible whether a measure really works. In addition, a traffic model must be able to include new forms of mobility in the calculations, such as shared scooters, e-bikes and scooters, but also concepts like MaaS and Hubs, and eventually self-driving cars, in order to be prepared for the future. 

Our latest traffic model OmniTRANS Horizon offers those possibilities:

  • Understanding mobility behavior at the target group level
  • Researching policy measures aimed at specific target groups
  • Incorporating new and future mobility concepts into the calculations

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OmniTRANS Horizon

A new and unique traffic model

OmniTRANS Horizon is unique in the traffic modeling market because of the following characteristics:

  • The model is tour based and thus does not calculate with individual trips, but with the complete, daily travel behavior (trip chains).
  • It is a micro model that calculates at a high level of detail based on individuals rather than average behavior. It also takes into account the personal characteristics of residents and visitors, the composition of their specific household and previous trips made during the day.
  • The model is modular and thus easy to expand with new modes or transport concepts, without requiring major modifications to the model.
  • It eliminates statistical noise, keeping model runs comparable. Model specialists agree that microsimulation models are the future for our mobility questions. These types of models normally generate some form of "noise" in the outcomes because they are based on probability distributions. Omnitrans Horizon is the world's first microsimulation that eliminates this noise. Read how it works here.
  • Not a standard solution, but a model type where a lot of customization is possible depending on your specific region and policy preferences. 


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We would be happy to discuss with you how we can solve your policy issue with OmniTRANS Horizon. Strategic traffic modeling is one of Goudappel's main specialties. Over 70% of municipal and regional traffic models are created and maintained by us. Want to know more? View the frequently asked questions about OmniTRANS Horizon or contact us via the button below.

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