Classification of Urban and Rural Routes Based on Motorcycle Riding Behaviour

  • Gerhard NavratilEmail author
  • Ioannis Giannopoulos
  • Gilbert Kotzbek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


A basic problem in navigation is the selection of a suitable route. This requires a determination of costs or suitability. There are approaches for many standard situations, e.g., the shortest route for pedestrians, the fastest route for cars, a physically possible and legal route for trucks, or the safest route for bicycle riders. However, not much research has been done yet for motorcycle riders. Published approaches rely on interpretation of geometry, interviews, or user feedback. None of these approaches is precise and scalable. Since modern motorcycles have an increasing number of internal sensors (e.g., lean angle sensors for curve ABS), they could provide the data required for a classification of route segments. The combination with a navigational device allows to georeferenced the data and thus attach riding characteristics to a specific road segment. This work sketches the classification concept and presents data from a real-driving experiment using an external IMU.


Routing Inertial measurement unit Motorcycle Classification Navigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Navratil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioannis Giannopoulos
    • 1
  • Gilbert Kotzbek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Geodesy and GeoinformationVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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