A Wi-Fi Sensor-Based Approach for Examining Travel Time Reliability Parameters Under Mixed Traffic Conditions

  • Chintan Advani
  • Smit Thakkar
  • Sachin Shah
  • Shriniwas ArkatkarEmail author
  • Ashish Bhaskar
Original Article


The investigation and examination of activity conduct are basically reliant on the accessibility of movement information. Movement information accumulation under blended activity conditions is one of the significant issues looked by scientists and in addition activity administrative experts. Travel time can be measured using different types of sensors; however, due to the heterogeneity in vehicle classes, its performance is a major concern, especially for Indian condition. Among the emerging methods, Bluetooth-based sensors are gaining popularity, but the fact that the number of active Bluetooth devices in the traffic stream in India is generally very low and is a hindrance to the effectiveness of data collection. To overcome this limitation, the use of a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth sensor has been thought upon recently. Thus, the main aim of this research is to test the reliability of such Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-based sensors and to determine travel time at mid-block section along with the determination of the distribution model which would best fit for the study condition, and their relations with various statistical parameters to identify the best results.


Wi-Fi/Bluetooth sensors Travel time Distribution model 



The authors would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the paper. The authors acknowledge the opportunity provided by the 4th Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (4th CTRG) held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India between 17th December, 2017 and 20th December, 2017 to present the work that forms the basis of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chintan Advani
    • 1
  • Smit Thakkar
    • 1
  • Sachin Shah
    • 1
  • Shriniwas Arkatkar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ashish Bhaskar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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