The newly introduced car sharing services are an unexploited source of data that could be used to estimate the state of the road network as well as to provide new interesting analysis on urban mobility. In this paper we propose a Knowledge Discovery System that first gathers information from car sharing sites and applications, and then processes it to estimate interesting metrics such as travel time and vehicle flows in the urban areas at different times and in different days. We further argue that the information gathered can be processed in real-time, to estimate instant traffic, and can be exploited to perform deeper analysis, using historical data. Finally, we analyze vehicle availability as a function of time in different zones and show how the results can be applied to travel time estimation, car stockout forecast and multimodal travel planning.

Knowledge Discovery from Car Sharing Data for Traffic Flows Estimation

PAGANI, ALESSIO;BRUSCHI, FRANCESCO;RANA, VINCENZO
2017-01-01

Abstract

The newly introduced car sharing services are an unexploited source of data that could be used to estimate the state of the road network as well as to provide new interesting analysis on urban mobility. In this paper we propose a Knowledge Discovery System that first gathers information from car sharing sites and applications, and then processes it to estimate interesting metrics such as travel time and vehicle flows in the urban areas at different times and in different days. We further argue that the information gathered can be processed in real-time, to estimate instant traffic, and can be exploited to perform deeper analysis, using historical data. Finally, we analyze vehicle availability as a function of time in different zones and show how the results can be applied to travel time estimation, car stockout forecast and multimodal travel planning.
2017 Smart Cities Symposium Prague, SCSP 2017 - IEEE Proceedings
9781538638255
Smart cities, Car sharing, Intelligent transport systems, Knowledge discovery from data, Data fusion, Cars flow estimation, Travel time estimation, Multimodal travel planning, Car sharing stockout
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