Spatial econometrics models for congestion prediction with in-vehicle route guidance

Hu, J., Kaparias, I. & Bell, M. G. H. (2009). Spatial econometrics models for congestion prediction with in-vehicle route guidance. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 3(2), pp. 159-167. doi: 10.1049/iet-its:20070062

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This study explores the congestion dependence relationship among links using microsimulation, based on data from a real road network. The work is motivated by recent innovations to improve the reliability of Dynamic Route Guidance (DRG) systems. The reliability of DRG systems can be significantly enhanced by adding a function to predict the congestion in the road network. This paper also talks about the application of spatial econometrics modelling to congestion prediction, by using historical Traffic Message Channel (TMC) data stored in the vehicle navigation unit. The nature of TMC data is in the form of a time series of geo-referenced congestion warning messages which is generally collected from various traffic sources. The prediction of future congestion could be based on the previous year of TMC data. Synthetic TMC data generated by microscopic traffic simulation for the network of Coventry are used in this study. The feasibility of using spatial econometrics modelling techniques to predict congestion is explored. Results are presented at the end.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: congestion propagation, congestion prediction, reliability, in-vehicle route, guidance, panel data model.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering

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