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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22891-22906; doi:10.3390/s141222891

Traffic Measurement on Multiple Drive Lanes with Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors

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Department of Computer Information and Communication Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, 200-701, Korea
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Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812, USA
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Received: 21 October 2014 / Revised: 27 November 2014 / Accepted: 28 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Positioning and Tracking Sensors and Technologies in Road Transport)
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An automated traffic measuring system for use on multiple drive lanes is proposed in this paper. This system, which uses ultrasonic sensors and a lateral scanning method, is suitable for use on real traffic roads. The proposed system can be easily established and maintained in various roadway environments. In addition, the system can be adjusted to measure traffic volumes according to the size and number of drive lanes. This paper describes the results of an experiment that the lateral scanning method can be easily applied to real traffic roads and provide a low error rate and real-time responses. This system can play an important role in accurately measuring traffic volumes as part of an intelligent transportation system. View Full-Text
Keywords: ITS; ultrasonic sensor; lateral scanning; vehicle detection; sensor network ITS; ultrasonic sensor; lateral scanning; vehicle detection; sensor network
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Jeon, S.; Kwon, E.; Jung, I. Traffic Measurement on Multiple Drive Lanes with Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 22891-22906.

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