A Matching Algorithm That Eliminates the Need for Radio Signposts in Automatic Passenger Counters on Busesby Antoine G. Hobeika, Univ Cent for Transportation, Research at Virginia Tech, United States,
Charles E. Nunnally, Univ Cent for Transportation, Research at Virginia Tech, United States,
Bernardo Basilio, Univ Cent for Transportation, Research at Virginia Tech, United States,
Abstract: Volumes of raw data collected using the Automatic Data Aquisition system are useless until they can be processed and transformed into meaningful reports and plots. This is done using a software package that has a matching algorithm which is modular in structure. It uses a simple, systematic and logical sequence of actions in attempting to match recorded activities in the raw data file to actual bus stops. The algorithm is developed, tested and implemented through actual experimentation at Tidewater Regional Transit. The algorithm is found to do the matching accurately, removing the need for a radio signpost signal to be embedded to establish locational accuracy, consequently eliminating signpost associated with installation and maintenance.
Subject Headings: Algorithms | Data processing | Passengers | Automation | Computer software | Traffic signals | Tides | Data collection | Bus stops | North America | Virginia | United States
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