The Princeton Intelligent Transit Visualization System (PITVS) is described. The PITVS is software designed to provide transit planners, engineers, and the general public with an interactive three-dimensional transportation system design and analysis tool. The software provides the functionality to (a) build transit networks, positioning guideway, intersections, and stations while specifying guideway cross-section characteristics and station demand characteristics using a graphical user interface: (b) view these networks in a three-dimensional representation of the planning area with fully interactive user control over viewing positions: and (c) view randomly generated simulated operations on a transit network design based on demand characteristics and a system operations strategy. Both the methods of and the motivations behind the PITVS are explained, and the positive enhancement that interactive three-dimensional graphics will give to the transit systems design process is affirmed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Transportation Research Record|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering