Fundamental understanding on the use of Bluetooth scanner as a complementary transport data

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Literature is limited in its knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol based data acquisition process and in the accuracy and reliability of the analysis performed using the data. This paper extends the body of knowledge surrounding the use of data from the Bluetooth Media Access Control Scanner (BMS) as a complementary traffic data source. A multi-layer simulation model named Traffic and Communication Simulation (TCS) is developed. TCS is utilised to model the theoretical properties of the BMS data and analyse the accuracy and reliability of travel time estimation using the BMS data. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-72
Number of pages31
JournalTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth scanners
  • Communication simulation
  • Data
  • Signalised network
  • Traffic simulation
  • Travel time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Computer Science Applications

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