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Testing a reliable in-vehicle navigation algorithm in the field

Kaparias, I. & Bell, M. G. H. (2009). Testing a reliable in-vehicle navigation algorithm in the field. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 3(3), pp. 314-324. doi: 10.1049/iet-its.2008.0075


The results of a field experiment carried out to assess the accuracy and efficiency of a new in-vehicle navigation algorithm, whose aim is to incorporate and consider travel time reliability and route the guided vehicle along uncongested roads, in the absence of real-time traffic information are presented. Using historical travel time profiles deduced from floating vehicle data, the algorithm is implemented in a purpose-developed software tool and tested in the London Congestion Charging Zone. The experiment consists of driving a vehicle along routes computed by the algorithm and comparing the outcome with that of a conventional navigation system installed in a second vehicle. The results indicate that the new algorithm outperforms the conventional system in most cases, thus suggesting that it is a step forward towards a more intelligent navigation system.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Intelligent Transport Systems, IET and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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