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HCS7™ (Release 7.4) is available.

This release of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS7) includes updated modules to implement the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition (HCM6) procedures for Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets, Alternative Intersections, Roundabouts, Freeway Facilities, Basic Freeway Segments, Freeway Weaving Segments, Freeway Merge & Diverge Segments, and Multilane Highways, while the methodologies for Two-Way Stop Control, All-Way Stop Control and Two-Lane Highways are unchanged.

New

In Release 7.4, the Streets module now provides a new heat map report for urban street facilities showing results graphically for multiple segments and time periods. The Freeways module adds segment reports to the facility analysis results and expands animation to multiple segments and time periods. The Multilane module now includes the Bicycle LOS procedure. In Tools, the Highway Safety Software now models Freeways and Ramps, and a new Service Volume module has been implemented.

Features

  • Signalized Intersections: Unsignalized Movements; Combined Grade/Heavy Vehicle Adjustment; Animation
  • Urban Streets: Travel Time Reliability; Parking Adjustment and Calibration Terms; LOS A/B Threshold
  • Alternative Intersection: Median U-Turn, Restricted Crossing U-Turn, Displaced Left Turn Analyses
  • Interchange Ramp Terminals: Experienced Travel Time, Diverging Diamond Interchange Analysis
  • Roundabouts: Revised Capacity Equations; Segment Analysis
  • Freeway Segments: Managed Lane Analysis; Capacity and Speed Adjustments; Truck Procedures
  • Weaving Segments: Cross Weave Adjustment; Capacity and Speed Adjustments; Truck Procedures
  • Merge & Diverge Segments: Density All Lanes; Capacity and Speed Adjustments; Truck Procedures
  • Freeway Facilities: Travel Time Reliability; Managed Lanes; Cross Weave Adjustment; Animation
  • Tools: Highway Safety Software; HCM Reference Guide; MUTCD Signal Warrants; Service Volumes