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Measuring road congestion

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The methodology presented here allows to measure and monitor road congestion across Europe using data from TomTom in-vehicle navigation systems. The approach is based on the analysis of a large number of real vehicle speeds that have been measured on each road link and the application of algorithms that allow the estimation of congestion indicators for specific types of roads during selected time periods. The results include the detailed mapping of recurrent congestion both geographically and temporally, as well as the comparison of the quality of service of road networks between different zones.

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Paper provided by Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre in its series JRC-IPTS Working Papers with number JRC69961.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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Publication status: published
Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc69961

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Keywords: road congestion; gps; navigation;

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