intelliRoute: A Prototype Mobile System for Non-recurrent Congestion Mitigation Driven by Crowd-sourced Data

This research develops a smartphone-based prototype system that supplements the 511 to improve its real-time traffic detouring service to state highway users under work zone or non-recurrent traffic conditions. The system makes the best use of the “xml” data feeds and retrieves the useful information using a web service integrated with the SQL database system. To make sure the alternative route guidance is warranted, this study has further developed a multi-criteria decision model, which is integrated with the server side system application. In the Android platform, a smartphone App was developed to provide travelers with real-time routing/re-routing options, traffic and incident information retrieved from the web server. The proposed prototype system has been applied with an actual freeway corridor (the IH-94 corridor between the city of Madison where IH-94 connects with IH-39/90 and the city of Milwaukee where it connects to IH-43). Tests with various scenarios have demonstrated significant overall benefits with system application and effective information provision to travelers in real time. The trajectories of the vehicle carrying the proposed the smartphone system can be automatically recorded into the server side database, which offers the potential for crowd-source traffic dynamics data collection and mining with sufficient number system users.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 123p

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  • Accession Number: 01666305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2018 10:06AM