Filtering and Prediction on Freeways Using Markov Models

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by Gary A. Davis, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,
Jeong-Gyu Kang, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies

Abstract: A Markov compartment model of freeway traffic flow is presented and used to derive a Kalman Filter which tracks a freeway section's density, broken down by destination. The filter is then tested using actual and simulated freeway data.

Subject Headings: Traffic models | Highways and roads | Traffic flow | Filters | Markov process | Systems management | Flow simulation | Data processing |

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