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Eclipse SUMO - Simulation of Urban MObility

What is SUMO

"Simulation of Urban MObility" (SUMO) is an open source, highly portable, microscopic traffic simulation package designed to handle large road networks and different modes of transport.

It is mainly developed by employees of the Institute of Transportation Systems at the German Aerospace Center.

Where to get it

You can download SUMO from SourceForge via our downloads site.

As the program is still under development and is extended continuously, we advice you to use the latest sources from our GitHub repository. Using a command line client the following command should work:

    git clone --recursive

Mailing List

To stay informed, we have a mailing list for SUMO. You can subscribe at Messages to the list can be sent to SUMO announcements will be made through the list; you can subscribe to this list at

Build and Installation

For Windows we provide pre-compiled binaries and Visual Studio project files. Using Linux a simple "./configure && make" should be enough for the distributions, if you have installed all needed libraries properly. Using the repository checkout you need to issue "make -f Makefile.cvs" before "./configure && make" in order to run the autoconf utilities creating configure and the Makefiles. If configure does not find the libraries or includes needed, please check "./configure --help" for information on how to specify the paths needed.

For detailed build instructions have a look at our wiki.

Getting started

To get started with SUMO, take a look at the docs/tutorial and examples directories, which contain some example networks with routing data and configuration files. There is also user documentation provided in the docs/ directory and on the homepage.


Please use for bugs and requests the GitHub bug tracking tool or file them to the list Before filing a bug, please consider to check with a current repository checkout whether the problem has already been fixed.


SUMO is licensed under the Eclipse Public License Version 2. For the licenses of the different libraries and supplementary code information is in the subdirectories and the wiki.

Derivative Works

EPL requires that "derivative works" be licensed under the terms of the EPL whereas "separate modules of software" may be licensed arbitrarily. Please follow the links below for lists of files where modifications are considered derivative work.

We currently consider all modifications to src and tools (including the subdirectories) as derivative work except for the following cases: