Trajectory and Floating-Car Data

  • Martin Treiber
  • Arne Kesting


Different aspects of traffic dynamics are captured by different measurement methods. In this chapter, we discuss trajectory data and floating-car data, both providing space-time profiles of vehicles. While trajectory data captures all vehicles within a selected measurement area, floating-car data only provides information on single, specially equipped vehicles. Furthermore, trajectory data is measured externally while, as the name implies, floating-car data is captured inside the vehicle.


Traffic Flow Road Segment Traffic Density Time Headway Trajectory Data 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaft und VerkehrTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.TomTom Development Germany GmbHBerlinGermany

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