HCS 2010™ (Release 6.50) is available.
HCS 2010 includes updated modules to implement the new Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) procedures for Urban Streets, Signalized Intersections, Interchange Ramp Terminals,
Roundabouts, Basic Freeway Segments, Freeway Weaving Segments, Freeway Merge & Diverge Segments, Freeway Facilities, Two-Lane Highways and Multilane Highways. Quick Animation using CORSIM for HCS (now built in) provides this feature for the Streets, Signals, Roundabouts, TWSC, AWSC, Freeways, Weaving, Ramps and Facilities modules within HCS 2010™.
Signals includes a completely redesigned screen with the split screen now organized to permit the most common data entry on one view without having to scroll, while providing for detailed data options below and upgraded dynamic reports that can be docked below or to the right for wide screens. A new graphical tool (Quick Phases) provides for entering NEMA Phasing data with a companion Phasing View graphic to help in this transition.
Streets combines the Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets Segments and Urban Streets Facilities procedures, including multimodal (pedestrian, bicycle and transit) levels of service; modeling the effects of access points on travel speed and platoon integrity; and Visual Mode for a graphic input option with background maps and tabular data screens. Quick Optimization (one-touch export to TRANSYT-7F™) and Full Optimization (HCM-based internal genetic algorithm) will optimize cycle length, splits and offsets. Major overhauls to the modules for Roundabouts and Weaving provide for the major rewrites of these methodologies are also included, retaining the traditional HCS look and feel.