Traffic Estimation From Vehicle Data

Title Traffic Estimation From Vehicle Data
Summary Estimate traffic density based on logged vehicle data
Keywords Data Mining
TimeFrame Spring 2017
Prerequisites Cooperating Intelligent Systems and Learning Systems courses

Some level of Matlab and/or Python programming knowledge is recommended

Author Sowmya Tamidala
Supervisor Slawomir Nowaczyk, Iulian Carpatorea
Level Master
Status Ongoing

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The goal of the project is to design a method for estimating traffic flow and density from a fixed set of sensors on-board Volvo trucks that include information about vehicle operation (such as speed, engine load, accelerator pedal position, etc.), GPS coordinates as well as environment characteristics (such as road geometry, ambient temperature, date, etc.)

Our intention is to use the results of this work within the Learning Fleet research project as part of research cooperation between Halmstad University and Volvo Technology in Göteborg.

Preliminary workplan:

WP1: Investigate available data in order to find suitable candidate signals for traffic flow and density estimation

WP2: Develop and test algorithms based on the previously selected signals (or their subsets)

WP3: Compare various algorithms and highlight the criteria of their applicability, as well as pros and cons of selected approaches