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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 599; doi:10.3390/s16050599

Traffic Congestion Detection System through Connected Vehicles and Big Data

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School of Telematics, University of Colima, 333 Universidad Avenue, C.P. 28040 Colima, Col., Mexico
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Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Siteldi Solutions S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico
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Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Corporativo STR S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico
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Academic Editors: Mihai Lazarescu and Luciano Lavagno
Received: 29 February 2016 / Revised: 13 April 2016 / Accepted: 22 April 2016 / Published: 28 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data in the IoT: from Sensing to Meaning)
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Abstract

This article discusses the simulation and evaluation of a traffic congestion detection system which combines inter-vehicular communications, fixed roadside infrastructure and infrastructure-to-infrastructure connectivity and big data. The system discussed in this article permits drivers to identify traffic congestion and change their routes accordingly, thus reducing the total emissions of CO2 and decreasing travel time. This system monitors, processes and stores large amounts of data, which can detect traffic congestion in a precise way by means of a series of algorithms that reduces localized vehicular emission by rerouting vehicles. To simulate and evaluate the proposed system, a big data cluster was developed based on Cassandra, which was used in tandem with the OMNeT++ discreet event network simulator, coupled with the SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility) traffic simulator and the Veins vehicular network framework. The results validate the efficiency of the traffic detection system and its positive impact in detecting, reporting and rerouting traffic when traffic events occur. View Full-Text
Keywords: connected vehicles; big data; traffic congestion detection system; IoT connected vehicles; big data; traffic congestion detection system; IoT
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Cárdenas-Benítez, N.; Aquino-Santos, R.; Magaña-Espinoza, P.; Aguilar-Velazco, J.; Edwards-Block, A.; Medina Cass, A. Traffic Congestion Detection System through Connected Vehicles and Big Data. Sensors 2016, 16, 599.

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