Experimenting with real-time ATIS: Stepping forward from advance

Alixandra Demers, George F. List, Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Alain Kornhauser, Al Wallace, Earl E. Lee, Paul Salasznyk

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Abstract

In the early 1990's, an in-vehicle navigation and route guidance project called ADVANCE was conducted in the northeastern suburbs of Chicago. It proved that travel time data could be updated on in-vehicle devices (albeit not in real-time) to assist drivers in choosing faster routes to their destinations. This past spring, about a decade later, a more progressive but similar 3-month field experiment was conducted in upstate New York. Nearly 200 participants used state-of-the-art, in-vehicle navigation and route guidance technology in conjunction with GPS tracking and broadband wireless to share travel time data and pick the shortest paths through a congested network. The route guidance devices observed travel times, uploaded them to a central server that updated a travel time database, and then downloaded every minute to each of the probe vehicles to ensure the latest travel time information was being used while enroute. The experiment resulted in a total of 4,111,210 latitude-longitude position/ speed/ time points. The largest number of location points per user was 98,018 while the smallest was 117; the average per user was just over 26,000 location points, or 325.5 points per trip. There were 12,629 probe trips for a traveled distance of 147,316 miles over a duration of 3,945.8 hours. This paper presents a discussion of the Capital District ATIS project including the parallels and differences with the ADVANCE effort. Areas covered are: travel time data, project background, description of the study area, participant statistics, experiment design, sample results, and a summary with future research directions. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation
Pages325-330
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventApplications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 16 2006

Publication series

NameApplications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation

Other

OtherApplications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period8/13/068/16/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Demers, A., List, G. F., Wojtowicz, J., Kornhauser, A., Wallace, A., Lee, E. E., & Salasznyk, P. (2006). Experimenting with real-time ATIS: Stepping forward from advance. In Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation (pp. 325-330). (Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation). https://doi.org/10.1061/40799(213)51