A Novel Real-Time Traffic Information Collection System Based on Smartphone

  • Xiang Liu
  • Zhibo Wang
  • Zhi Wang
  • Shugang Lv
  • Tao Guan
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 334)


The traffic information collection system is the underlying part of the intelligent transportation system. In this paper, we propose a novel real-time traffic information collection system, which recognizes driving status, detects the driving route, and updates the traffic condition accordingly. Specifically, we first model the roads as a virtual map, and then based on which we design a lightweight road topology relational database. Secondly, taking advantage of accelerometer and compass on the smartphone, we propose a lightweight driving status tracking algorithm that can accurately recognize users driving status. Finally the sensors readings is considered along with users driving status and the database to give real-time automatically route recognition. Meanwhile, in order to get accurate real-time information as well as protect users privacy, users driving speed is calculated in real-time manner and the encrypted driving route results are uploaded to the server. Experiments results show the effectiveness of our system.


Intelligent Transportation System GPS algorithms measurement participatory sensing smart phone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiang Liu
    • 1
  • Zhibo Wang
    • 1
  • Zhi Wang
    • 1
  • Shugang Lv
    • 1
  • Tao Guan
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Provincial Department of Land Resources, Information CenterZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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