Authors: Ying Liu and Gang-Len Chang
Conference: The 9th international conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering, 2006
This study presents a new approach for estimating travel time information along freeway corridors, which experience recurrent congestions but have only a limited number of available detectors due to budget constraints. The proposed iterative estimation procedure, based on a set of empirically calibrated regression models, intends to rebuild the relations between travel times and accumulated flows within each segment of the target freeway corridor. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, this study has conducted extensive numerical experiments with simulated data from a CORSIM simulator. Experimental results under various traffic volume levels have revealed that the proposed method offers a promising property for use in travel time estimation based on sparsely distributed sensors.