Development of a permanent system to record and analyse Bluetooth travel time and SCATS lane count data

A Bluetooth data recording and analysis system was developed in-house by the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI), to measure travel times, speeds, reliability, route choice and origin-destination trips across 115 permanent Bluetooth receiver locations. The system was initially developed for the South Road Planning Study to provide robust supporting evidence for funding submissions to State and Federal Governments. The original system took less than six months to implement, including legislative checks, testing, device installation and development of application software. The software continues to be enhanced and now integrates lane count data from SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System), enabling the extraction of measures such as vehicle-kilometres travelled and total travel time for individual links or sub-areas of the arterial network. Being a continuous data set, it is now possible to extract network-wide information from the system to calibrate and validate traffic and transport models.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01492941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:33AM