These tutorials assume minor computer skills. If you run into any questions please read the page Basics/Basic Computer Skills.

Beginner Tutorials#

Advanced Tutorials#

  • Hello SUMO - The simplest net and a single car set up "by hand"
  • ScenarioGuide - High level outline of the steps needed to build a simulation scenario
  • HighwayDetector - How to create a highway scenario based on induction loop data
  • FundamentalDiagram - How to compute a fundamental diagram with SUMO
  • PT from OpenStreetMap - Shows how to create a runnable public transit scenario entirely from OpenStreetMap
  • Importing GTFS - Importing public transport schedules from public sources using the General Transit Feed Specification
  • Port - Creating a scenario that simulates the port logistics of an arbitrary port from OpenStreetMap

TraCI Tutorials#

These tutorials use the Python-TraCI Library for interfacing a python script with a running sumo simulation.

  • TraCI4Traffic Lights - An example for how to connect an external application to SUMO via TraCI for traffic lights control
  • TraCIPedCrossing - An example for building a pedestrian-actuated traffic light via TraCI


Curso de Simulação em Mobilidade#

Udemy tutorial in Portuguese courtesy of Ednardo Ferreira.

SUMO User Conference#


  • SUMO 2015: network editing with xml patch, persons,
  • SUMO 2016: network editing, meso, containers, New Features 2016 (Slides)
  • SUMO 2017: network editing, randomTrips, calibrators (xml only), public transport (obsolete)
  • SUMO 2018: fixing intermodal junctions, calibrators in netedit, junction model paramters, editing shapes
  • SUMO 2019: network editing, visualizing traffic data, public transport from OSM, parking, netgenerate
  • SUMO 2020: turn lanes, routeSampler.py, defining counting data in netedit, taxi/DRT
  • SUMO 2021: traffic light layout, indirect left turn, TAZ, OD-traffic, GTFS


ITSC 2015#

Im- and Export#

  • Trace File Generation - Shows how to obtain vehicular trace files, usable for simulating vehicular communication


  • Calibration/San Pablo Dam - Calibration of car-following parameter using vehicle passing times on observation points as used during the NEARCTIS summer school


Further Sources for Examples#

Using Examples from the Test Suite#

SUMO comes with a large set of tests, just browse them at <SUMO_HOME>/tests. They are set up to be running by using a testing environment, but it is also possible to extract them and execute using sumo and/or the other tools of the package. In order to do so you can either download the complete sumo package or use the online test extraction. In the online tool you enter the path to the test you like (e.g. <SUMO_HOME>/tests/sumo/extended/rerouter/use_routing_device into the form and get a zip containing all the files.

If you have downloaded and unzipped the all inclusive package, you do not need the online form. Just go into the folder and execute the "extractTest.py" script. For example, you may get the same example of using rerouters as following:

cd <SUMO_HOME>/tests
../tools/extractTest.py -o /tmp/test sumo/extended/rerouter/use_routing_device

will extract you an example for rerouting vehicles into /tmp/test.

Unfinished Tutorials#

The following tutorials are not yet completed

  • Output Parsing - A complex tutorial using rerouters to drive in circles and analyzing simulation output

Outdated Tutorials#

The following tutorials are kept for completeness but are superseded by other tutorials/documentation