NEXUS® is the ultimate intersection design solution for new construction and rehabilitation projects offering vehicle operations, geometric design, and safety performances together in one comprehensive package. With 65% savings in overall design costs, NEXUS allows for the creation and evaluation of intersection concepts in a fraction of the time compared to traditional or manual computer-aided drafting and designing.
Using the Vehicle Envelope Method® (U.S. Patent No. 8,650,004) of design, NEXUS incorporates all the key elements in the intersection design process including design vehicles, capacity conditions, sight lines, conflict points, and conceptual grading – providing instant feedback so engineers can quickly and easily produce highly effective and safety oriented intersection layouts.
Check Conflict Points for Safety
With NEXUS, you can determine the number of different conflict points in an intersection where vehicle paths cross, merge, and even diverge. From the conflict point diagram, you can easily see where the potential areas of accidents can occur.
Evaluate Driver Sight Lines for Safety
Quickly assess the impact of sight lines on an intersection for right-of-way or landscaping based on sight triangles, checking left turns on major streets, and at critical points. Generate sight triangles by manually inputting specified stopping distances or use a convenient lookup tool for AASHTO 2004 Cases A, B, and C.
Evaluate Vehicle Movement
Quickly evaluate vehicle movements by displaying an AutoTURN compatible design and checking vehicle simulations within a NEXUS. By setting the turning radius, speed, entry and exit lanes, and the design vehicle – movements are easily performed for checking your designs.
Work with Vehicle Capacity Conditions
NEXUS lets you initialize a design based on capacity data by updating the intersection from capacity conditions imported from HCS (Highway Capacity Software) data or other manually inputted information from other traffic analysis software.
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or AMD Athlon®, 2.2 GHz or greater
Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 1.6 GHz or greater
32 Bit Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2/3 operating systems
1 GB RAM
150 MB free disk space for installation
1024x768 VGA with true colour
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 (SP1 or higher)