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Publication - Dr Emmanouil Tranos

    Traffic incidents in motorways

    An empirical proposal for incident detection using data from mobile phone operators

    Citation

    Steenbruggen, J, Tranos, E & Rietveld, P, 2016, ‘Traffic incidents in motorways: An empirical proposal for incident detection using data from mobile phone operators’. Journal of Transport Geography, vol 54., pp. 81-90

    Abstract

    This paper proves that mobile phone usage data is an easy to use, cheap and most importantly, reliable predictor of motorway incidents. Using econometric modelling, this paper provides a proof of concept of how mobile phone usage data can be utilised to detect motorway incidents. Greater Amsterdam is used here as a case study and the results suggest that mobile phone usage data can be utilised for the development of an early warning system to support road traffic incident management.

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