Authors: Ying Liu, Pei-Wei Lin, Xiaorong Lai, Gang-Len Chang, and Alvin Marquess
Conference: Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting, 2005
Abstract: The paper presents the framework and field application of a simulation-based on-line system for travel time prediction. The proposed system features its design to contend with most critical issues associated with real-time operations, which includes: estimation of missing volumes, detection of incidents, data filtering, and computation of traffic volumes over the projected time intervals so as to activate the simulation function. The proposed system was deployed over two routes of 30 miles between Salisbury and Ocean City, based on a total of 10 detectors. The preliminary application results clearly indicate that, with a proper integration the proposed system offers a cost-effective tool for real-time travel time predictions.