Special Issue "Positioning and Tracking Sensors and Technologies in Road Transport"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Felipe Jimenez
University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA), Technical University of Madrid, INSIA, Campus Sur UPM, Carretera de Valencia km 7 28031, Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: felipe.jimenez@upm.es
Interests: intelligent transport systems, advanced driver assistance systems, vehicle positioning, GNSS, inertial sensors, digital maps, vehicle dynamics, driver monitoring

Guest Editor
Dr. Jose Naranjo
University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA), Technical University of Madrid, INSIA, Campus Sur UPM, Carretera de Valencia km 7 28031, Madrid
E-Mail: joseeugenio.naranjo@upm.es
Interests: intelligent transport systems, advanced driver assistance systems, vehicle positioning, GNSS, vehicle automation V2V communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vehicle positioning is becoming more and more relevant in many applications in road transport. The accuracy requirements are not the same for all of them and, in general, safety applications are more restrictive. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) positioning does not guarantee a specific and constant level of accuracy. A widespread solution for dealing with GNSS positioning limitations is to combine GNSS positioning with inertial sensors or computer vision technologies. The algorithms developed for data fusion should be based on determining the confidence level of each measure. On the other hand, apart from specifically oriented instrumentation, accuracy of smartphones that offer geopositioning should be assessed.

Another problem is the interrelationship between the positioning system and location in the digital map. This problem is not trivial when dealing with imprecise information. In such cases, providing a specific location of a vehicle on a roadway presents difficulties in complex scenarios, and involves implementing complex and reliable algorithms. Map-matching algorithms try to overcome the inaccuracies of digital maps and positioning systems

Finally, over the years and the evolution of in-vehicle technologies and communications with the vehicle surroundings, there has been an important group of applications that may rely more or less on vehicle positioning and tracking.

Contributions related to vehicle tracking and positioning, using satellite systems, inertial sensors or other means will be considered. Also, submissions focused on the uncertainty of these kinds of positioning systems and the solutions that overcome such inaccuracy will also be considered. Contributions focused on specific applications in road transport should clearly indicate which challenges in positioning the work is addressing. Authors are invited to contact the guest editors, prior to submission, if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the general scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Felipe Jimenez
Dr. Jose Eugenio Naranjo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • positioning
  • vehicle tracking
  • satellite positioning
  • GNSS
  • GPS
  • GALILEO
  • inertial sensors
  • sensor fusion
  • digital maps
  • map-matching algorithm
  • visual odometry
  • smartphones geolocation

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p. 23803-23821
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 23803-23821; doi:10.3390/s141223803
Received: 14 August 2014; in revised form: 1 December 2014 / Accepted: 2 December 2014 / Published: 10 December 2014
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p. 23490-23508
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 23490-23508; doi:10.3390/s141223490
Received: 15 September 2014; in revised form: 24 November 2014 / Accepted: 28 November 2014 / Published: 8 December 2014
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p. 23095-23118
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 23095-23118; doi:10.3390/s141223095
Received: 4 September 2014; in revised form: 22 November 2014 / Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
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p. 22891-22906
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22891-22906; doi:10.3390/s141222891
Received: 21 October 2014; in revised form: 27 November 2014 / Accepted: 28 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
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p. 22689-22705
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22689-22705; doi:10.3390/s141222689
Received: 22 September 2014; in revised form: 12 November 2014 / Accepted: 24 November 2014 / Published: 28 November 2014
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p. 22159-22179
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22159-22179; doi:10.3390/s141222159
Received: 14 July 2014; in revised form: 12 November 2014 / Accepted: 17 November 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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p. 22230-22260
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22230-22260; doi:10.3390/s141222230
Received: 15 September 2014; in revised form: 27 October 2014 / Accepted: 12 November 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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p. 22342-22371
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22342-22371; doi:10.3390/s141222342
Received: 24 September 2014; in revised form: 19 November 2014 / Accepted: 20 November 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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p. 22113-22127
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 22113-22127; doi:10.3390/s141122113
Received: 10 June 2014; in revised form: 28 October 2014 / Accepted: 13 November 2014 / Published: 24 November 2014
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p. 21791-21825
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 21791-21825; doi:10.3390/s141121791
Received: 31 July 2014; in revised form: 26 October 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 18 November 2014
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p. 21358-21374
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 21358-21374; doi:10.3390/s141121358
Received: 22 September 2014; in revised form: 1 November 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 11 November 2014
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p. 20843-20865
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 20843-20865; doi:10.3390/s141120843
Received: 14 May 2014; in revised form: 25 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 October 2014 / Published: 4 November 2014
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p. 20400-20418
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 20400-20418; doi:10.3390/s141120400
Received: 14 September 2014; in revised form: 21 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 29 October 2014
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p. 20274-20296
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 20274-20296; doi:10.3390/s141120274
Received: 11 September 2014; in revised form: 6 October 2014 / Accepted: 14 October 2014 / Published: 28 October 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 19926-19944; doi:10.3390/s141119926
Received: 26 June 2014; in revised form: 30 September 2014 / Accepted: 30 September 2014 / Published: 24 October 2014
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p. 19371-19401
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Sensors 2014, 14(10), 19371-19401; doi:10.3390/s141019371
Received: 11 July 2014; in revised form: 19 September 2014 / Accepted: 9 October 2014 / Published: 17 October 2014
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p. 16672-16691
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16672-16691; doi:10.3390/s140916672
Received: 16 July 2014; in revised form: 26 August 2014 / Accepted: 3 September 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
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p. 16630-16650
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16630-16650; doi:10.3390/s140916630
Received: 22 June 2014; in revised form: 14 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 5 September 2014
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p. 16159-16180
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16159-16180; doi:10.3390/s140916159
Received: 23 July 2014; in revised form: 24 August 2014 / Accepted: 26 August 2014 / Published: 1 September 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15669-15686; doi:10.3390/s140915669
Received: 20 June 2014; in revised form: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 13 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
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p. 15415-15433
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 15415-15433; doi:10.3390/s140815415
Received: 25 June 2014; in revised form: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 13 August 2014 / Published: 20 August 2014
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p. 15325-15347
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 15325-15347; doi:10.3390/s140815325
Received: 29 May 2014; in revised form: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 12 August 2014 / Published: 19 August 2014
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p. 14050-14069
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14050-14069; doi:10.3390/s140814050
Received: 11 June 2014; in revised form: 22 July 2014 / Accepted: 24 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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p. 11605-11628
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11605-11628; doi:10.3390/s140711605
Received: 5 May 2014; in revised form: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 June 2014 / Published: 30 June 2014
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p. 10454-10478
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10454-10478; doi:10.3390/s140610454
Received: 16 February 2014; in revised form: 30 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 13 June 2014
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p. 10258-10272
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10258-10272; doi:10.3390/s140610258
Received: 17 April 2014; in revised form: 4 June 2014 / Accepted: 5 June 2014 / Published: 11 June 2014
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p. 8513-8527
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 8513-8527; doi:10.3390/s140508513
Received: 22 March 2014; in revised form: 6 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 May 2014 / Published: 15 May 2014
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