Estimating travel times using Wi-Fi sensor data

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Determining travel time information from Wi-Fi (or Bluetooth) sensors is not trivial due to various (often technical) reasons. In this contribution, we focus on the problem of distinguishing travel time from the time people spend performing activities (e.g. fuelling the car, standing still to watch the scenery, buying a train ticket). More specically, we will consider pedestrian data collected during a large-scale event in the city of Amsterdam called SAIL, where visitors walk along a route while watching and visiting tallships, eating and drinking ( In this specic type of application, travel time information is required to provide information about the delays due to crowding, while the time spent on performing activities does not reflect such crowding effects.In this contribution, we will present a novel statistical approach to estimate travel time distributions from data collected by Wi-Fi sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRISTAN 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventTRISTAN 2016: The 9th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis - Oranjestad, Aruba
Duration: 13 Jun 201617 Jun 2016
Conference number: 9


ConferenceTRISTAN 2016: The 9th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis
Abbreviated titleTRISTAN 16
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