SUMO2018:Editor's Preface

Dear reader,

This journal contains the proceedings of the SUMO Conference 2018 – Simulating Autonomous and Intermodal Transport Systems. The conference was held form 14. until 16.May 2018 in Berlin. The aim of the conference is to present new and unique results in the field of mobility simulation and modelling using openly available tools and data.

Traffic simulations are of immense importance for researchers as well as practitioners in the field of transportation. SUMO has been available since 2001 and provides a wide range of traffic planning and simulation applications. SUMO consists of a suite of tools covering road network imports and enrichment, demand generation and assignment and a state-of-the-art microscopic traffic simulation capable to simulate private and public transport modes, as well as person-based trip chains. Being open source, SUMO is ready to implement new behavioral models or to control the simulation remotely using various programming environments. These and other features make SUMO one of the most often used open source traffic simulations with a large and international user community.

The major topic of the 6th SUMO conference is the simulation of autonomous and intermodal transport. This journal includes articles about RoboShuttles, Robo-Taxis and the influence of autonomous driving functions. Furthermore, the coupling of other simulations, the modelling of different traffic modes and the validation of transport systems are also addressed in the proceedings to name only a few topics.

Evamarie Wießner
Leonhard Lücken
Robert Hilbrich
Yun-Pang Flötteröd
Jakob Erdmann
Laura Bieker-Walz
Michael Behrisch
May 29, 2018