Feasibility of Congestion Detection and Queue Monitoring Using Bluetooth Technology

The use of Bluetooth technology for travel time estimation has been emerging over the past years. Several studies mainly focused on the capability of Bluetooth technology for travel time estimation; however, application of this technology for congestion detection is not examined. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of Bluetooth technology for detecting non-recurring congestion. As a case study, an incident happened in a stretch of E45 motorway in Aalborg, Denmark was chosen. The travel time, time duration that a Bluetooth-enabled device is within range of the sensors (i.e. Time-at-Sensors), and the number of devices detected by the sensors were introduced as indicative parameters for congestion detection. Analysing trends of the overlaid profiles of the travel time, sample counts and Time-at-Sensors were used to identify congested situations. According to the results of the study, the introduced method is capable to detect an abnormal traffic condition on road networks.

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  • Authors:
    • Araghi, Bahar Namaki
    • Dastjerdi, Aliasghar Mehdizadeh
    • Christensen, Lars Tørholm
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  • Publication Date: 2015


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: 22nd ITS World Congress. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01603292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ITS-1833
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 5:14PM