RES2019-11: UTK WAZE Data Reporting

The goal of the study is to take a thorough look at archived WAZE data for insights and strategies that could enhance Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT’s) existing traffic incident management program. To do so, an automated mechanism that could compile and port the WAZE data into TDOT’s SWIFT system is essential. To that end, several objectives were identified: (Objective 1) Thorough Study of WAZE Data – An extensive study of various WAZE data, primarily the incident reports and link-based travel time data, will be performed to assess their correctness, coverage, and reliability in comparison with TDOT’s existing Locate/IM, SWIFT, RDS, and NPMRDS 2.0 data. Spatiotemporal incident characteristics and traffic behaviors under major incident, special event, and inclement weather conditions will be examined. (Objective 2) Use Scenario Evaluation and Development – Various scenarios for putting WAZE to aid TDOT’s traffic incident management program will be developed and evaluated. These include better real-time incident monitoring and active traffic management with HELP and PTQ truck dispatch, DMS, as well as selective and targeted routing in collaboration with WAZE. Other use scenarios in selected cities with smart apps will also be considered. (Objective 3) WAZE-SWIFT Feed Automation – A major goal of this study is to feed WAZE site data into TDOT’s SWIFT system in an automated fashion. A batch upload capability of archived WAZE data would be a desirable early accomplishment. Real-time data linkage with WAZE with automated data import would potentially enhance or even enable many efficient traffic incident management functionalities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $149868
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Center for Transportation Research
    Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
  • Project Managers:

    Brown, Joshua

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Han, Lee

  • Start Date: 20190117
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220331
  • USDOT Program: Advanced Research
  • USDOT Program: Safety Design and Operations
  • USDOT Program: Transportation Systems Management and Operations
  • Subprogram: Center for Transportation Research
  • Subprogram: Data and Analysis
  • Subprogram: Materials

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01893382
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-11
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2023 11:07AM