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Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation (VTAPE)

Johan Olstam
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation (VTAPE) was posted on July 6th, 2011 at 5:35 AM EDT
regarding Chapter 7: Interpreting HCM and Alternative Tool Results

Chapter 7 and and it's supplemental chapter 24 presents and describe a vehicle trajectory analysis tool called "Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation” (VTAPE). However, I cannot find this tool among the computational engines and netiher on the internet. Do someone know when this tool will be avialable and if it will be included as a computational engine in the HCM2010 volume IV or as a separate commercial or non-commercial program?

Scott Washburn
University of Florida
RE: Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation (VTAPE) was posted on July 19th, 2011 at 11:05 AM EDT

This reply is on behalf of Ken Courage:

VTAPE was developed under NCHRP Project 3-85 to post process vehicle trajectories from CORSIM. It is described in more detail in Appendix 5 of the Final Report, which should be a part of the HCM 2010 Volume 4 Reference Library.

VTAPE will be presented and discussed at the CORSIM advanced users workshop on August 11 in Orlando, FL. It will then be modified to reflect user comments and delivered to McTrans (Univ. of Florida), along with a few similar CORSIM postprocessing utilities.

VTAPE is written in VB6, so it needs an installation disk. I am hoping that someone will be able to make such a disk. If not, then we will have to determine how it can be made available. Ray Derr (NCHRP 3-85 project manager) may have some input to the decision.

In the meantime, anyone who wants more information should contact me directly.

Kunal Thakkar
TUM Asia
RE: Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation (VTAPE) was posted on September 13th, 2016 at 12:54 AM EDT

Hello Scott,

Is this tool available now? I cannot find any reference to it on FHWA website

Scott Washburn
University of Florida
RE: Vehicle Trajectory Analysis for Performance Evaluation (VTAPE) was posted on December 7th, 2016 at 8:49 PM EST

Hi Kunal:

I have a new version of VTAPE (beta stage) available if you are still interested. Please contact me at swash@ce.ufl.edu. Anyone else that is interested in the new VTAPE program, likewise, please send me a direct Email.

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