Collection and Analysis of Speed and Delay Using Portable Microcomputers

by Kenneth G. Courage, Univ of Florida, United States,
Clarke B. Davis, Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


Speed and delay studies are performed routinely on urban street networks. The data are used for a variety of transportation engineering purposes including signal timing design, roadway construction program formulation, and evaluation of traffic engineering improvements. This paper describes the hardware and software components of a system designed to collect speed and delay data using a moving vehicle. It explains the data collection concept and presents an example of a simple data collection run from the user's point of view. It concludes with a discussion of the existing data analysis capabilities and the potential for the development of a permanent area-wide data base of travel time history.

Subject Headings: Traffic analysis | Traffic signals | Highway and road design | Traffic surveys | Traffic delay | Traffic speed | Data collection | Travel time

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