Cell Phone based Origin-Destination Matrices for Transport Modelling

In this paper, a system for generating origin-destination (OD) matrices based on Floating Phone Data (FPD) is presented. The system, called “QZTool”, reduces the necessary effort as it is capable of generating OD matrices based on cell phone data automatically. For evaluation, the authors compared FDP-based OD matrices to OD matrices created by traffic demand models. The authors compared both matrices, based on absolute and relative values, using different statistical analysis approaches like “structural similarity index” from Djukic et al. (2013). Both matrices are checked for their statistical independence, especially every origin and destination zone-vector. Results show that both matrices agree for different examples in Austria to a high degree, especially in urban areas, indicating that FPD-based OD matrices can be used to create new, or to validate or amend existing OD matrices. In addition other parameters like trip length distribution were also calculated with FPD. These results were statistically compared with a nationwide survey in Austria and show significant differences in trip distribution below 1 kilometer and above 50 kilometers.


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  • Accession Number: 01737841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2020 4:35PM