Traffic state estimation from partial bluetooth and volume observations: Case study in the brisbane metropolitan area

A. Nantes, D. Ngoduy, M. Miska, E. Chung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages161-170
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789881581426
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 201316 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society

Conference

Conference18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/1316/12/13

Keywords

  • Arterial traffic
  • Bluetooth data
  • Particle filter
  • Traffic state estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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