Exploring Performance of Intercity Expressway Using ITS-Based Technology
Traffic data collection under mixed traffic conditions is one of the major problems faced by researchers as well as traffic regulatory authorities. For mixed traffic observed in developing countries, no suitable tool is available for this purpose. Keeping in view the necessities of acquiring an extensive database and the difficulties associated with its collection, ITS techniques can be implemented as an accurate and efficient methods of data collection. Among the emerging methods, Bluetooth-based sensors are gaining popularity, but the number of active Bluetooth devices in the traffic stream in India is generally very low and is hindrance to the effectiveness of data collection. Thus, the main aim of this research is to test the reliability of such Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-based sensor which is one of the most reliable and easy-to-use instruments that can aid us in solving above parameters efficiently. Exploration for the performance of such ITS-based technology is carried out in the determination of traffic flow parameters on NE-1 expressway of India and thereby validating the results with the help of videography survey data.
KeywordsWi-Fi/Bluetooth sensors Travel time Penetration rate Expressway
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