The Bologna Ringway dataset

The Bologna Ringway Dataset is a traffic scenario built to work with SUMO, Veins, and iTetris.

It models the traffic in the Italian city of Bologna, on a typical day between 8AM and 9AM, with more than 22000 vehicles.

The data has been generated starting from Induction Loops, obtained thanks to the iTetris EU Project [2], and COLOMBO EU Project [3]. It has then updated for the latest version of SUMO, and evaluated in [1].

In these two images it is possible to see (top) the modeled scenario, with the roads of Bologna highlighted in blue. A density snapshot of the traffic scenario is on the image on the bottom, where darker colors represent a higher density of vehicles.

The complete scenario can be downloaded here [Version 1.0].

If you use the scenario in your simulations, please cite [1].

In [4] we present an extended version of the scenario, where we consider a full day in the city of Bologna. More details can be found in [4]. For this study, we provide the O-D matrices in O-format. If you use this data in your work, please cite [4].
The OD matrices can be downloaded here [OD Matrices].


[1] L. Bedogni, M. Gramaglia, A. Vesco, M. Fiore, J. Haerri, F. Ferrero, “The Bologna Ringway dataset: improving road network conversion in SUMO and validating urban mobility via navigation services”, on IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (IEEE TVT)

[2] M. Rondinone, J. Maneros, D. Krajzewicz, R. Bauza, P. Cataldi, F. Hrizi, J. Gozalvez, V. Kumar, M. Röckl, L. Lin, O. Lazaro, J. Leguay, J. Härri, S. Vaz, Y. Lopez, M. Sepulcre, M. Wetterwald, R. Blokpoel, F. Cartolano, “iTETRIS: A modular simulation platform for the large scale evaluation of cooperative ITS applications”, on Elsevier’s Simulation Modelling Practice Theory


[4] Caiati V., Bedogni L., Bononi L., Ferrero F., Fiore M., Vesco A., “Estimating Urban Mobility with Open Data: A Case Study in Bologna”. to appear on Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) (ISC2 2016), September 2016, Trento, Italy