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Traffic incidents in motorways: An empirical proposal for incident detection using data from mobile phone operators

John Steenbruggen, Emmanouil Tranos and Piet Rietveld

Journal of Transport Geography, 2016, vol. 54, issue C, 81-90

Abstract: This paper proves that mobile phone usage data is an easy to use, cheap and most importantly, reliable predictor of motorway incidents. Using econometric modelling, this paper provides a proof of concept of how mobile phone usage data can be utilised to detect motorway incidents. Greater Amsterdam is used here as a case study and the results suggest that mobile phone usage data can be utilised for the development of an early warning system to support road traffic incident management.

Keywords: Road traffic incident management; Mobile phone data; Data science; Collective sensing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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