Anonymous Detection of Traveler Flows Employing Bluetooth Technologies

Ionuț-Cosmin Chiva, Marius Minea, Viviana-Laetitia Minea, Augustin Semenescu
2020 Proceedings (MDPI)  
Intensive usage of public transportation represents a good solution to reduce traffic congestion. Dynamic allocation of vehicles enhances the service level and offers a more comfortable trip to travelers. Bluetooth (BT) has been used in some specific cases as a means of data collection regarding vehicle flow. However, it has been less employed for the anonymous detection of traveler flow, origin–destination, the density of travelers in public transport, etc. This paper analyzes the efficiency
more » ... es the efficiency of different versions of BT for this type of application. Experiments were carried on for subway lines and stations, as well as in open space. Information regarding mobility dynamics represents an important factor to be considered in traffic management to improve the efficiency of existing systems. Conclusions and recommendations for future research are also provided.
doi:10.3390/proceedings2020063061 fatcat:sgshqrhwkzckjjrdox2ackxgeq