Real-Time Travel Path Prediction Using GPS-Enabled Mobile Phones

This paper presents an algorithm to predict an individual’s real-time travel path and destination using data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled mobile phone. The algorithm uses spatially aware, geometric representations of a user’s historical trip data in its comparisons thus eliminating the need for taxing calculations. This technique also promotes scalability through the use of enterprise spatial database systems. Multiple modes of transportation are supported since the algorithm does not rely on road network information. This Path Prediction algorithm can enable a variety of services such as real-time localized traffic incident reporting, location-based advertising, and live traffic management.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2009 8:09AM