Incident Detection from Cellular Network Signalling

This paper presents a system that is able to detect incidents and predict travel times on main traffic roads by monitoring the movement patterns of cellular network devices. The authors show that abnormal road traffic conditions map to anomalies in the network mobility signalling. By properly analysing these anomalies, it is possible to (i) measure short-distance travel times, which in turn can be used for incident detection, and (ii) predict long-distance travel times based on current traffic conditions. By means of a field-test we demonstrate how a system based exclusively on cellular network data can complement and improve existing solutions for road traffic monitoring.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Janecek, A
    • Valerio, D
    • Ruehrup, S
    • Hummel, K A
    • Hlavacs, H
    • Ricciato, F
    • Rainer, B
    • Mullner, W
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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: 01496483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2013 3:38PM