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Method for estimating

road traffic conditions


GEOTOPOS S.A., in cooperation with the Technical University of Crete, in the framework of PAVET 2005 (Programme for the Industrial Research and Technology), accomplishes the project entitled "The Development of a)a Method for estimating road traffic conditions using Floating Car Data Technology and b) an algorithm for dynamic navigation of vehicles".  

The programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF),  aims at the development and strengthening of industrial research and the activities of a pre-competitive type. The programme is part of the Operational Programme "COMPETITIVENESS" of the Greek Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

The project duration is 18 months.


The objectives of the project are:

α) the research and development of a method for estimating  road traffic conditions in urban areas in real-time. The method is based on the technology of Floating Car Data (FCD) collection.

β) the development of an advanced navigation algorithm which will take into consideration the existing traffic situation derived from FCDs.

The algorithms, following their completion, will be tested in the field (in the roads of Athens) using a small number of vehicles. The project will be completed after the system evaluation by using standard  evaluation indexes.

The methods and algorithms that will be developed in the framework of the present project, will be able to function independently or in cooperation with other systems for traffic conditions' estimation.



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