Bluetooth Travel Time Technology Evaluation Using the BlueTOAD
Source: KMJ Consulting
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) hosted and participated in an independent study to evaluate the functionality of an alternative technology for collecting travel time information. Bluetooth, a fast-growing technology in wireless communications has recently begun to be applied to the fields of traffic monitoring and management. TrafficCast International (TCI) has utilized Bluetooth technology to develop their BlueTOAD (Travel-time Origination and Destination) device. TrafficCast initiated the study and provided data gathered by their installed BlueTOAD devices to PennDOT and its consultants.