Noisy Bluetooth traffic data?

Nantes, Alfredo, Miska, Marc Philipp, Bhaskar, Ashish, & Chung, Edward (2014) Noisy Bluetooth traffic data? ARRB Road & Transport Research Journal, 23(1), pp. 33-43.

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Traffic state estimation in an urban road network remains a challenge for traffic models and the question of how such a network performs remains a difficult one to answer for traffic operators. Lack of detailed traffic information has long restricted research in this area. The introduction of Bluetooth into the automotive world presented an alternative that has now developed to a stage where large-scale test-beds are becoming available, for traffic monitoring and model validation purposes. But how much confidence should we have in such data?

This paper aims to give an overview of the usage of Bluetooth, primarily for the city-scale management of urban transport networks, and to encourage researchers and practitioners to take a more cautious look at what is currently understood as a mature technology for monitoring travellers in urban environments. We argue that the full value of this technology is yet to be realised, for the analytical accuracies peculiar to the data have still to be adequately resolved.

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ID Code: 72697
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bluetooth Data Noise, Travel Time Estimation, Traveller Behavior
ISSN: 1037-5783
Subjects: 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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 A R R B Group Ltd
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 18:46

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