Sensor subset selection for traffic management

As Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) gain wider adoption, one critical decision city authorities need to make is what sensors to use to get the traffic data. There is a slew of techniques available varying in accuracy, coverage and cost to install and maintain, not to mention the diversity in which they can be set up and how they may complement each other. Even if a city starts with one preferred sensor (e.g., security cameras), over time, technology presents more options that may synergistically work together (e.g., mobile phones). Consequently, a city planning to use traffic sensors for ITS soon finds that it has to make, and continuously reassess, among multiple sensor types for increased benefits on its ITS investments. In this paper, the authors empirically explore what subset of sensors work well in what conditions and report that (a) data from Call Data Records (CDRs) of low-cost phones can complement sensors due to their high-coverage and low-cost despite inherent errors, and (b) a prescriptive method can provide optimal sensor subset selection for a traffic condition.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1628-1633
  • Monograph Title: 14th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2011)

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  • Accession Number: 01565984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781457721984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2015 2:33PM