A Deep Prediction Architecture for Traffic Flow with Precipitation Information

  • Jingyuan Wang
  • Xiaofei Xu
  • Feishuang Wang
  • Chao Chen
  • Ke RenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10942)


Traffic flow prediction is an important building block to enabling intelligent transportation systems in a smart city. An accurate prediction model can help the governors make reliable traffic control strategies. In this paper, we propose a deep traffic flow prediction architecture P-DBL, which takes advantage of a deep bi-directional long short-term memory (DBL) model and precipitation information. The proposed model is able to capture the deep features of traffic flow and take full advantage of time-aware traffic flow data and additional precipitation data. We evaluate the prediction architecture on the dataset from Caltrans Performance Measurement System (PeMS) and the precipitation dataset from California Data Exchange Center (CDEC). The experiment results demonstrate that the proposed model for traffic flow prediction obtains high accuracy compared with other models.


Traffic flow prediction Bi-directional LSTM Deep hierarchy Precipitation information 



This work is supported by “Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” (XDJK2017C027) and “CERNET Innovation Project” (NGII20170516).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingyuan Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaofei Xu
    • 1
  • Feishuang Wang
    • 1
  • Chao Chen
    • 2
  • Ke Ren
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Computer and Information ScienceSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Online and Continuing Education CollegeSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

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