Freeway traffic estimation in Beijing based on particle filter

Ren, S., Bi, J., Fung, Y.F., Li, X.I., & Ho, T.K. (2010) Freeway traffic estimation in Beijing based on particle filter. In 2010 Sixth International Conference on Natural Computation, Yantai, Shandong, China, pp. 292-296.

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Short-term traffic flow data is characterized by rapid and dramatic fluctuations. It reflects the nature of the frequent congestion in the lane, which shows a strong nonlinear feature. Traffic state estimation based on the data gained by electronic sensors is critical for much intelligent traffic management and the traffic control. In this paper, a solution to freeway traffic estimation in Beijing is proposed using a particle filter, based on macroscopic traffic flow model, which estimates both traffic density and speed.Particle filter is a nonlinear prediction method, which has obvious advantages for traffic flows prediction. However, with the increase of sampling period, the volatility of the traffic state curve will be much dramatic. Therefore, the prediction accuracy will be affected and difficulty of forecasting is raised. In this paper, particle filter model is applied to estimate the short-term traffic flow. Numerical study is conducted based on the Beijing freeway data with the sampling period of 2 min. The relatively high accuracy of the results indicates the superiority of the proposed model.

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ID Code: 38720
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Short-term traffic flow, Particle filter, Traffic estimation, Beijing freeway
DOI: 10.1109/ICNC.2010.5583834
ISBN: 9781424459582
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Deposited On: 22 Nov 2010 01:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:04

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