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Requirements and potential of GPS-based floating car data for traffic management: Stockholm case study

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3 Author(s)
Mahmood Rahmani ; Department of Transport and Economics, The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. Teknikringen 72 SE - 100 44 Stockholm, SWEDEN ; Haris N. Koutsopoulos ; Anand Ranganathan

The application of GPS probes in traffic management is growing rapidly as the required data collection infrastructure is increasingly in place in urban areas with significant number of mobile sensors moving around covering expansive areas of the road network. The paper presents the development of a laboratory designed to explore GPS and other emerging traffic and traffic-related data for traffic monitoring and control. It also presents results to illustrate the scope of traffic information that can be provided by GPS-based data, using the city of Stockholm as a case study. The preliminary analysis shows that network coverage, especially during peak weekday hours, is adequate. Further investigation is needed to validate the data, and increase its value through fusion with complementary data from other sources.

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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2010 13th International IEEE Conference on

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19-22 Sept. 2010