Data Management

HITS: A History-Based Intelligent Transportation System

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Executive Summary

Transportation is the driving force of any country. Today the authors are facing an explosion in the number of motor vehicles that affects the daily routines. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aim to provide efficient tools that solve traffic problems. Predicting route congestions during different day periods can help drivers choose better routes for their trips. In this paper they propose "HITS" a traffic control system that integrates moving object database techniques along with data warehousing techniques. The system uses historical traffic information to answer queries about moving objects on road network, and to analyze historical traffic conditions to enhance future traffic related decisions.

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