Acquisition of Traffic and Mobility Data Based on Cellular Network Signalling

This paper describes various techniques that are developed for traffic analysis purposes based on cellular network signaling events. Starting from the mobility reported by the mobile devices of a cellular network, traffic volumes and origin-destination matrices are calculated, zones of interests are analyzed and users on different modes of transport are identified for rural and urban areas and different times of the day (e.g. peak hours and night traffic). In addition a tool is described that can process that cellular data for import into expert traffic modeling software which assists during traffic planning and civil engineering exercises. The new extraction methods increase the accessibility of traffic data and reduce the costs of data collection in comparison to conventional collection and analysis methods. Furthermore the results are checked against reference traffic counts and additional traffic engineering statistics for validation and quality assurance purposes.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Elias, Daniel
    • Nadler, Friedrich
    • Valerio, Danilo
    • Fiadino, Pierdomenico
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01494110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2013 11:04AM