SIMCAT – Forecast Model for the Transport System of Catalonia, 2012

Client: Regional Government of Catalonia

SIMCAT (System and Modelization for the Evaluation of Territorial Policies of Catalonia) is an integrated solution for transport planning and decision making support based on Intergraph Geomedia. SIMCAT is the sub-system for modelling and scenario simulation of mobility. SIMCAT includes a model for forecasting demand for mobility and traffic that allows to develop future travel matrices (models of generation, distribution and modal share) and then to obtain traffic on the road network (traffic assignment model), being also in charge of calculating consumption and emissions associated with the use of private cars needed for the evaluation of environmental impacts caused by the implementation of new road infrastructure and major urban projects. SIMCAT also provides time matrices at rush hours.