A Mobile Sensor System and Its Performance of Traffic Monitoring

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Executive Summary

The authors present a mobile sensor system for traffic monitoring (GSSTM), which is a typically Grid application in ShanghaiGrid to provide accurate real-time traffic status information. Several issues and challenges in GSSTM are discussed, such as Grid architecture design, data processing for traffic status estimation, storage strategy of massive data, etc. They implemented a prototype system of GSSTM and carried out a field testing in Shanghai city by using GPS-based sensors on 4000 taxis. The testing results show that by utilizing the Grid technology, the expected performance can be obtained, such as stability, scalability, etc. Meantime, traffic status can be fairly well estimated in GSSTM.

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