Traffic state estimation from partial Bluetooth and volume observations : case study in the Brisbane metropolitan area

Nantes, Alfredo, Ngoduy, Dong, Miska, Marc, & Chung, Edward (2013) Traffic state estimation from partial Bluetooth and volume observations : case study in the Brisbane metropolitan area. In (Ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

The application of the Bluetooth (BT) technology to transportation has been enabling researchers to make accurate travel time observations, in freeway and arterial roads. The Bluetooth traffic data are generally incomplete, for they only relate to those vehicles that are equipped with Bluetooth devices, and that are detected by the Bluetooth sensors of the road network. The fraction of detected vehicles versus the total number of transiting vehicles is often referred to as Bluetooth Penetration Rate (BTPR). The aim of this study is to precisely define the spatio-temporal relationship between the quantities that become available through the partial, noisy BT observations; and the hidden variables that describe the actual dynamics of vehicular traffic. To do so, we propose to incorporate a multi- class traffic model into a Sequential Montecarlo Estimation algorithm. Our framework has been applied for the empirical travel time investigations into the Brisbane Metropolitan region.

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ID Code: 66800
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: arterial traffic, traffic state estimation, Bluetooth data, article filter
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Numerical Solution of Differential and Integral Equations (010302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 00:25
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 21:32

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