Surface Mounted Vehicle Property Sensing for Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure Systems

This paper presents first results for vehicle detection and vehicle property estimation based on the assessment of traffic induced vibrations in the road surface. A surface mounted 3D accelerometer device is used to register the vibrations in the surface. Acquired data from experiments on roads are used to design methods that are able to detect vehicle passages, estimate the number of axles of a vehicle and also deduce the wheel-base for passenger cars. Evaluation of the methods indicate that the accelerometer based approach is feasible and should be further developed in order to deduce vehicle properties like vehicle speed and distance to sensing device from one device. Moreover, results for the vehicle detection on real-life traffic data from the E4 in northern Sweden are summarized.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01146196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 2009 2:23PM