Open Traffic Data Collection Methods for Transport Strategic Planning and Travel Information in Large Metropolitan Cities; The Case of Athens

Metropolitan areas face ever increasing demands on their transportation systems. The VIAJEO project, co-funded by the EC DG Research, addresses traffic planning and operation challenges in those areas by designing, implementing and demonstrating an open platform to process and share data from different sources. The project aims to demonstrate the results in four cities: Athens, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Shanghai. The demonstration in Athens integrates floating vehicle data with traffic data collected from a variety of sources. The expected results are to deliver a complete and operational platform capable of supporting mobility services, new data collection and processing tools for transport planners. The Athens site entail three main services: a) Taxi fleet management and traffic information, b) End-user multi modal trip planning and traffic information and c) Observatory for Public Authorities and Traffic Planners. The aim of this paper is to briefly present the services implemented and the benefits which are obtained by using VIAJEO innovative platform. A discussion follows about the use of the services by their target groups and their contribution to the Directive 2010/40/EU and the efficiency of overall mobility in metropolitan areas through the case of Athens.

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  • Authors:
    • Sarros, George
    • Tyrinopoulos, Yannis
    • Milli, Manuel
    • Locuratolo, Lucia
    • Mizaras, Vassilis
    • Chatziathanasiou, Maria
    • Kortsari, Annie
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01494125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 1:15PM