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2008 News in Brief



CEE transportation modeling program will appear in ‘Modern Marvels’ episode

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Research by Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva will be featured in an episode of The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels,” scheduled to air Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. The episode, titled “Superhighways,” features a short interview with alumnus Ramachandran Balakrishna (Ph.D. 2006) describing the traffic modeling program, MITSIM. MITSIM simulates traffic the way drivers experience it—cars following each other, changing lanes, braking when the car in front slows down, etc.—and models the drivers’ responses in real-time. For more information about this and other research in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, see the ITS web site.