RCE Southern Vietnam-2012

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Thao Ho Trung
Organizational Affiliation : 
Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Role in the project: 
E-Mail Address(es): 
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
Traffic Simulation
2. Project Description: 
Urban traffic congestion is one of the critical problems in the world, especially in developing countries. Unlike many other countries, Vietnam has a complex traffic condition in which motorbikes, the most popular vehicles, are not only allowed to run on their designed lanes but also on the other lanes set aside for other type of vehicles such as car, bus and truck. The motorbikes tend to occupy empty spaces in front of them. As a result, there is limited space for vehicles traveling causing serious traffic congestions, especially in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, the two biggest cities in Vietnam.
In this study, simulation was used to examine and develop a network traffic simulation with multiple nodes (crossroads), then to determine the status of network traffic through characteristic parameters such as traffic flow, density, average velocity, etc. of the vehicles.
3. Project Status: 
In Planning
4. Key Words
Key Words: 
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Influencing policy processes
6. Expected outcomes:: 
With this approach, the model helped transportation planners, managers as well as policy makers studying and investigating a complex traffic system which includes many random factors and contain multiple links.
Additionally, this study also proposed the model to simulate the traffic which is applicable to the conditions in Vietnam, while a number of existing commercial traffic simulation software has not been able to cope with. This study suggested an approach to traffic problems in the micro-simulation tools and solutions for intelligent traffic. The application of the study outcomes would be able to manage the traffic congestion in big city in Vietnam which helps to reduce the environmental problem, change the behavior of urban residents on participating in transportation and improve living condition for the cities as well. Last but not least, the outcomes also provide to Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee solutions to improve traffic management and equip them a tool for control the traffic congestion. That is the reason why this study has been drawn a lot of attentions from them.
The specific area that this study addresses is the policy and coordination, with the main topic of Leadership and the Change Process. The case will be developed based on the existing research with the multi-stakeholder involvement and various technical supports.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
The project is mainly coordinated by Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the collaboration of RCE Southern Vietnam.
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
The project is almost finished and planned to introduce it to the Transportaion office of Hồ Chí Minh City
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
After getting an approval of this project from Office of Transportation of Ho Chi Minh City, its result will be applied to change the current city traffic system. It means that the project affects to City level.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
- The weak colaboration among team's members.
- The project process is not on time.
- Unadequate budget to support for further development.
13.Core Partners: 
Project is the result of coordination between Department of Industrial and system engineering and RCE Southern Vietnam.
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
The Office of Tranportation and Office of Communication of Ho Chi Minh city has invited to join in this project.Their knowledge of real cases of existing traffics as well as proposed solutions have been referenced. Morever, the Office is also key person to decide the approval of the project to current traffic system.
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
a. Theory
b. Discussion
c. Interactive & Multidimensional
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