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MATSim (the Multi-Agent Transport Simulation Toolkit) is an open source software development project developing agent-based software modules intended for use with transportation planning models.


"The MATSim project started with Kai Nagel, then at ETH Zurich, and his interest in improving his work with, and for, the TRansportation ANalysis and SIMulation System (TRANSIMS) project; he also wanted to make the resulting code open-source. After Kai Nagel’s departure to Berlin in 2004, Kay W. Axhausen joined the team, bringing a different approach and experience." [1]

Areas of Application[edit]

MATSim has been applied to various areas: road transport,[2] public transport, freight transport, regional evacuation etc. [1]


  1. ^ a b The Multi-Agent Transport Simulation MATSim, edited by Andreas Horni, Kai Nagel, Kay W. Axhausen.
  2. ^ Mahmud, Khizir; Town, Graham E. (June 2016). "A review of computer tools for modeling electric vehicle energy requirements and their impact on power distribution networks". Applied Energy. 172: 337–359. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.100.

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