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Determining The Start Time Of An Incident From Real Time Sensors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030191

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

512.98 kb

Author(s)

A. Hobeika

Abstract

Determining the start time of an incident from real time sensors A. Hobeika, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, firginia Tech, United States of America Abstract Travel time information is important for Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) applications. People traveling on urban freeways are interested in knowing how long it will take them to reach their destinations, especially under bottlenecks, congestion and incident conditions. Though many advances have been made in the field of t r a c engineering and ITS applications, there is a lack of practical travel time estimation procedures for ATIS applications under incident conditions. The purpose of this research is to develop an algorithm for travel time estimation on urban freeways for ATIS applications under incident conditions. The algorithm is based on point estimates of traffic variables obtained from vehicle detectors. The focus of this paper is on determining the start time of an incident, which is a crucial inp

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