My 4th year University Project (2002)

For my final year project I wrote a piece of software that I called VISSIM (Visual Traffic Simulator). It was a tool to try to model and visualise urban road traffic. I proposed the project myself because I was interested in the problems of congestion in London.

Although I worked really hard on it and got a decent mark I personally view the project as a failure. The whole purpose of the project for me was to try to develop smart traffic lights that could talk to each other and automatically schedule their lights to maximum traffic throughput. Instead, I got bogged down in the basic framework and ran out of time to tackle intelligent traffic lights. It was a shame that I didn’t have another month or if could go back in time with the software as it currently is and continue work on it.

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