Real-time urban traffic information extraction from GPS tracking of a bus fleet


Conference Paper

We present a novel system named Speed-O to estimate in real time the average speed of traffic on every section of urban roads in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Speed-O processes the telemetry data reported by the fleet of more than 600 public transportation buses. The system is solving for the mean speed at different temporal and spatial scales much finer than the raw telemetry data. Speed-O is comprised of a large and sparse model of the road system, the bus routes, and the fleet dynamics together with a fast solver that renders the model solution. The solver is multi-layer and iterative. It exploits the physical properties of the problem to operate efficiently in realtime on a multicore processor. We demonstrate the Speed-O system using the Google Maps API as an interactive map that refreshes every minute with the average speed displayed as color-coded road sections. © 2013 IEEE.

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Cited Authors

  • Denaxas, E; Mpollas, S; Vitsios, D; Zolotas, C; Bleris, DG; Spanos, GM; Pitsianis, NP

Published Date

  • October 28, 2013

Published In

  • Proceedings of the 2013 Ieee Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and Transportation Systems, Civts 2013 2013 Ieee Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Ssci 2013

Start / End Page

  • 58 - 63

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467359139

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/CIVTS.2013.6612290

Citation Source

  • Scopus