The NDW Data Fusion Project: Pilot Description and Results

Probe Vehicle Data (PVD) is considered a promising data source for traffic information. However, the quality and added value of this PVD and data fusion of PVD with other traffic data (e.g. loop detectors) is not evident. In the Netherlands, road authorities and service providers obtain traffic information procured by the National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information (NDW), a public-public partnership of 24 road authorities. In preparation of future procurement of traffic information, NDW, together with DITCM Innovations, has organized a pre-commercial data fusion pilot in 2014 to find out whether PVD or fused data including PVD can be deployed in the near future. Three teams, comprising 15 companies, participated in the pilot. NDW intended to use the pilot to investigate whether making more extensive use of PVD and data fusion is a good approach to enable a reduction of the number of fixed location sensors (mainly loop detectors), and to assess the added value of PVD and data fusion for NDW’s end users. This paper describes the set-up of the pilot and the main conclusions and recommendations.

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    • Felici, Edoardo
    • Wilmink, Isabel
    • Noordegraaf, Diana Vonk
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  • Publication Date: 2015


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 22nd ITS World Congress. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01603254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ITS-2545
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2016 2:01PM