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PMSS Project Details

 

Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-11-0054
Project Name: Use of Mobile Data for Weather-Responsive Traffic Management Models
Status: Active
Contact:
Last Name:Alfelor
First Name:Roemer
Telephone:202-366-9242
E-mail:roemer.alfelor@dot.gov
Office: Data not yet available
Project Description:With the rapid advancement in vehicle and communication technologies, transportation professionals will be able to attain important information from moving vehicles to study and address a wide range of issues. With funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are several ongoing activities attempting to define, learn, and collect mobile data that are available currently and in the future. The primary objective of this research is to examine and gain a better understating of mobile data, current and in the future, that can be used to enhance the weather-responsive traffic management models.
Start Date: July 19, 2011
End Date: October 18, 2012
Goals: The primary objective of this research is to examine and gain a better understating of mobile data, current and in the future, that can be used to enhance the weather-responsive traffic management models. Further, a set of procedures needs to be developed for incorporating mobile data to existing weather-responsive traffic management models and tools.
Test Methodology: The test approach is to: (1) Evaluate sources of mobile data and implement a procedure to obtain a sample of mobile data. (2) Review various weather-responsive traffic management models and adjustment factors developed during the past several years under the Federal Highway Administration's Road Weather Management Program, and conduct an analysis on how mobile data can be incorporated into these weather-responsive traffic management (WRTM) models. (3) Develop procedures to demonstrate the process of incorporating mobile data to WRTM models and apply these procedures to at least one case study.
Partners:
  • Northwestern University; Role(s): Technical
  • SAIC; Role(s): Technical
Expected Benefits:The expected benefit is to gain a better understating of mobile data, current and in the future, that can be used to enhance the weather-responsive traffic management models.
Deliverables:Name: Final report and an inventory of mobile data.
Product Type(s): Research report, Data
Description: The deliverable is a professionally written final report that will capture the effort of all activities and future research direction, and an inventory of mobile datasets as part of this study.
Keywords: Operations
Research
Highway Traffic Control
Weather
Weather Conditions
Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management