Regional transport models are being used to evaluate the effects of land use planning and forecasted traffic growth. Ramboll was commissioned by Region Skane to validate the existing national transport model SAMPERS by using GPS-data provided by Inrix.
All future infrastructure investments on the national road network are being evaluated in the early planning stage by the National Transport Administration using the software EMME/SAMPERS. Ramboll was commissioned to validate the travel behaviour between Denmark and Sweden using either the Oresund bridge (Malmo-Copenhagen) or the ferry connection between Helsingor-Helsingborg.
By using GPS-data from motorized vehicles provided Inrix, Ramboll was able to identify origin-destination of the vehicles using the different crossings, what time of the day the trips occurred, differentiate private cars from professional vehicles. The data also gave insight on the historic change during the years 2015-2018.
Based on the Inrix data Ramboll updated the Origin/Destination matrixes in EMME/Sampers to create a more accurate forecasting model for future trips in the southern part of Sweden.
After the initial project execution, Ramboll Sweden has conducted several studies where GPS-data from motorized vehicles has been used for improved insight of the road network conditions. Ramboll Sweden is now an official reseller and distributor of data from both Inrix and Tomtom. Having both data providers in the Ramboll portfolio gives us added value as we can provide our clients with the preferred data provider depending on the assignment.