Peek Into Traffic’s Connected and Automated Future with HDR’s Latest ‘Experts Talk’
Senior Traffic Engineer Mike Forsberg Explains How Microsimulations Can Model Tomorrow’s Traffic
How will connected and automated vehicles impact transportation systems in the future? Mike Forsberg explains how microsimulation is providing engineers with reliable models of what’s on the horizon.
HDR’s latest Experts Talk Interview introduces senior traffic engineer Mike Forsberg. Forsberg outlines the key benefits of using traffic microsimulation modeling, explains how microsimulation helps transportation agencies, and forecasts how connected and automated vehicles will integrate with transportation systems.
“Traffic microsimulation software can model virtually any transportation condition,” Forsberg said. “Its potential is practically limitless. Microsimulation’s biggest benefits are being able to assess specific site and complex traffic conditions.”
Forsberg has significant experience in traffic operations analysis, transportation planning, traffic forecasting, and traffic signal timing plan development and implementation. He is one of HDR’s lead microsimulation modelers and serves as the chair for HDR’s Microsimulation Practice Group. His project experience includes transportation planning studies, corridor studies, safety studies, site improvement studies and traffic impact studies. He has extensive experience with a variety of traffic engineering software packages. At HDR, Forsberg focuses on transportation planning and traffic operations, including new technological applications surrounding connected and automated vehicles.
HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.
Previous Experts Talk interviews on emerging transportation technology include:
- Josh Sikich on the impact of autonomous vehicles on urban transit. Josh explores how autonomous vehicles are expected to play a role in giving better transit options to citizens at lower cost to public agencies.
- Justin Robbins on the implications of AV/CVs on city development. Justin answers questions on how autonomous and connected vehicles will fundamentally affect infrastructure planning and building.
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