The interface for the traffic simulation software PTV Vissim combines the realistic full-vehicle behavior, the versatile model integration options and the sensor modeling from CarMaker with the traffic behavior model from PTV Vissim, comprising the control of traffic lights and pedestrians.
Virtual test tracks including lane, line and road elevation profiles can be generated using the Scenario Editor in CarMaker and converted to the PT Vissim data format. The configuration of the traffic behavior and the traffic lights is subsequently carried out in PTV Vissim. The positions of the dynamic traffic objects are transferred to CarMaker, which enables the virtual prototype to constantly interact with the modeled traffic objects in complex traffic scenarios. Advanced driver assistance systems and highly automated driving functions in particular can therefore be tested virtually and in depth up to the release. Both programs enable the individual parameterization and reproducible simulation of complex scenarios.