OpenUtilities Substation Help

Add RPC Vehicles Dialog

Used to add RPC vehicles to the vehicle set.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Vehicle Library dialog: click the Add RPC vehicles icon


Opens the Browse for Folder dialog to select the directory where the RPC contents are located.
Refresh Directory

Updates the current directory for the list of RPC’s.
Category Allows you to select the category of RPC.
Rotation Sets the rotation angle for the contents of the model such that the vehicle faces in the positive X direction. Typically, a model is located such that its origin is at the center of the vehicle and on the same plane as the bottom of the wheels.
RPC Name Lists the RPC names in the selected category.
Vehicle takes exit lanes If off, the selected type of vehicle will not take the exit lanes. This may be required for vehicles that do not animate well while turning tight bends in the road.
Acceleration Sets the rate in m/s2 at which the vehicle accelerates. Typically, this is 0.3 m/s2 for cars and 0.2 m/s2 for trucks.
Deceleration Sets the rate in m/s2 at which the vehicle decelerates. Typically, this is 3.0 m/s2 for cars and 2.5 m/s2 for trucks.
Minimum vehicle spacing Sets the minimum allowed spacing between the vehicles. When a vehicle slows down because it cannot join an entrance lane, then the vehicle behind it will also slow down. If the vehicle comes to a stop then this value represents the distance maintained between them.
Time Headway Sets the safety time in seconds between vehicles in the traffic system. Typically this time varies between 0.8 and 2.0 seconds. More careful drivers should have a larger time headway. However, in such case, the traffic system can support less volume.