The FCD (floating car data) export contains location and speed along with other information for every vehicle in the network at every time step. The output behaves somewhat like a super-accurate high-frequency GPS device for each vehicle. The outputs can be processed further using the TraceExporter tool for adapting frequency, equipment rates, accuracy and data format.
Instantiating within the Simulation
The simulation generates this output when setting the option --fcd-output <FILE>. <FILE> is the name of the file the output will be written to. Any other file with this name will be overwritten, the destination folder must exist.
By default, fcd-output is enabled for all vehicles and persons in the simulation with output in each simulation step. Using device assignment options or parameters (i.e. --device.fcd.probability 0.25) the set of vehicles which generate fcd output can be reduced. The output period can be set by using option --device.fcd.period <TIME>.
The generated XML file looks like this:
<fcd-export> <timestep time="<TIME_STEP>"> <vehicle id="<VEHICLE_ID>" x="<VEHICLE_POS_X>" y="<VEHICLE_POS_Y>" angle="<VEHICLE_ANGLE>" type="<VEHICLE_TYPE>" speed="<VEHICLE_SPEED>"/> ... more vehicles ... </timestep> ... next timestep ... </fcd-export>
|timestep||(simulation) seconds||The time step described by the values within this timestep-element|
|id||id||The id of the vehicle|
|type||id||The name of the vehicle type|
|speed||m/s||The speed of the vehicle|
|angle||degree||The angle of the vehicle in navigational standard (0-360 degrees, going clockwise with 0 at the 12'o clock position)|
|x||m or longitude||The absolute X coordinate of the vehicle (center of front bumper). The value depends on the given geographic projection|
|y||m or lattitude||The absolute Y coordinate of the vehicle (center of front bumper). The value depends on the given geographic projection|
|z||m||The z value of the vehicle (center of front bumper).|
|pos||m||The running position of the vehicle measured from the start of the current lane.|
|lane||id||The id of the current lane.|
|slope||degree||The slope of the vehicle in degrees (equals the slope of the road at the current position)|
|signals||bitset||The signal state information (blinkers, etc). Only present when option --fcd-output.signals is set.|
When the option --fcd-output.geo is set, the written (x,y)-coordinates will be the lon/lat geo-coordinates.
By default fcd-output returns location values in meter with a precision of 1cm. (changable by setting option --precision) If you set option --fcd-output.geo the values are lon,lat as decimal values with a precision of 6 decimal places (changable by setting option --precision.geo)
Person and Container Output
Any persons or container in the simulation will cause output of he following form:
<fcd-export> <timestep time="<TIME_STEP>"> <vehicle .../> ... <person id="..." x="..." y="..." angle="..." type="..." speed="..." edge="..." slope="..."/> ... <container id="..." x="..." y="..." angle="..." type="..." speed="..." edge="..." slope="..."/> ... </timestep> ... next timestep ... </fcd-export>
If persons or containers are transported within a vehicle, their respective <person> and <container> elements will be written as child elements of that vehicle.
Filtering / Restricting Output
- output can be restricted to specific vehicle types or vehicle ids by controlling the set of vehicles that are equipped with the fcd-device. The following example restricts output to a single vehicle called ego:
- output can be restricted to a specific set of edges by loading a selecting of edges from a file with option --fcd-output.filter-edges.input-file <FILE>. The file format for this is the same as the one when saving selections in NETEDIT:
edge:id1 edge:id2 ...
- using the option --fcd-output.geo will toggle output coordinates to WGS84 (for geo-referenced networks)
- using the option --fcd-output.signals will add signal state information to the output