Creates a vehicle type distribution by sampling from configurable value distributions for the desired vType-parameters.

Example use

<SUMO_HOME>/tools/ config.txt

The only required parameter is the configuration file in the format shown below (example config.txt):

tau; normal(0.8,0.1)
sigma; normal(0.5,0.2)
length; normal(4.9,0.2); [3.5,5.5]
param; myCustomParameter; normal(5, 2); [0, 12]
vClass; passenger
carFollowModel; Krauss

In the config file, one line is used per vehicle type attribute. The syntax is: [param; ] <AtrributeOrParameterName>; <ValueOrDistribution> [; <limits>]

If the prefix param is given at the beginning of a line, it is assumed that the values of a vehicle parameter (given as a param child element of the vehicle element) are to be sampled. Otherwise, values of an attribute of the vehicle element are sampled. ValueOrDistribution can be a string, a scalar value or a distribution definition. Available distributions and its syntax are: "normal(mu,sd)" with mu and sd being floating numbers: Normal distribution with mean mu and standard deviation sd. "uniform(a,b)" with limits a and b being floating numbers: Uniform distribution between a and b. "gamma(alpha,beta)" with parameters alpha and beta: Gamma distribution.

Limits are optional and defined as the allowed interval: e.g. "[0,1]" or "[3.5,5.0]". By default, no negative values are accepted but may be enabled by setting a negative lower limit.

Additional options:

  • --output-file configures the name of the output file to be written
  • --name Name of the created distribution
  • --size Number of s to be sampled for filling the distribution
  • --seed Set the seed for the random number generator

Retrieving parameters from measurements of individual vehicles#

To obtain mean and deviation a number of values must be obtained from the data set. The following is recommenced:

  • accel: the maximum (or high percentile) acceleration for each vehicle
  • deccel: the maximum (or high percentile) deceleration for each vehicle
  • speedFactor: the maximum (or high percentile) quotient of speed/speedLimit for each vehicle

This script allows generation of the turn definitions based on the number of lanes allowing particular turns. The basic functionality distributes the traffic uniformly, that is:

  1. distribute the incoming traffic uniformly across the lanes forming the road
  2. distribute the amount of traffic assigned to each lane uniformly among the destinations that the lane allows turns to.
  3. sum up the values for each of the destinations that the road being processed allows turning to.

Example use

<SUMO_HOME>/tools/turn-defs/ --connections-file connections.con.xml --turn-definitions-file output.turndefs.xml

The script allows to be extended with new traffic distribution policies (for example, based on Gaussian distribution) easily. See the DestinationWeightCalculator class for details.

The script processes the connections given in the provided *.con.xml file. For usage details, execute the script with --help option.


You can generate a connections file with all the connections in the network using NETCONVERT - see the --plain-output-prefix option.

This script generates parking lots.

Example use

<SUMO_HOME>/tools/ -b <xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax> -c <connecting edge>
 [-i <parking-id> -n <number of parking spaces> -l <space-length> -a <space-angle> ...]


<SUMO_HOME>/tools/ -x <x-pos> -y <y-pos> -c <connecting edge>
 [-i <parking-id> -n <number of parking spaces> -l <space-length> -a <space-angle> ...]

The required parameter are the shape (--bounding-box) or the position (--x-axis and --y-axis) of the parking lot and the connecting edge (--connecting-edge). More options can be obtained by calling <SUMO_HOME>/tools/ --help.

Additional options:

  • --parking-id defines the name/id of the parking lot
  • --parking-spaces defines the number of the parking spaces
  • --start-position defines the begin position of the enterance/exit of the parking lot
  • --end-position defines the end position of the enterance/exit of the parking lot
  • --space-length defines the length of each parking space
  • --space-angle defines the angle of the parking spaces
  • --x-space-distance defines the lateral distance (x-direction) between the locations of two parking spaces
  • --y-space-distance defines the longitudinal distance (y-direction) between the locations of two parking spaces
  • --rotation-degree defines the rotation degree of the parking lot
  • --adjustrate-x defines the modification rate of x-axis if the rotation exists
  • --adjustrate-y defines the modification rate of y-axis if the rotation exists
  • --output-suffix output suffix
  • --fullname full name of parking area
  • --verbose tell me what you are doing

This script generates a pedestrian edge for each public transport stop (in the form of .nod.xml and .edg.xml files. The output is suitable for extending rail-only networks with the bare minimum of pedestrian infrastructure for departing, changing trains and arriving.

Example use

python <SUMO_HOME>/tools/ stops.xml
 netconvert -s -e stops.access.edg.xml -n stops.access.nod.xml --ptstop-files stops.xml -o --ptstop-output stopsWithAccess.xml

This script runs a given sumo configuration multiple times with different random seeds and averages trip statistics.

Example use

python <SUMO_HOME>/tools/ example.sumocfg -n 100