Using Mobile Device Samples to Estimate Traffic Volumes

This research project will explore the concept of estimating traffic volumes from mobile device samples in 2 Phases. In Phase 1, lasting three months, the research team will assess concept feasibility and define a detailed Phase 2 work plan (including which commercial data provider[s] will participate). The proposed Phase 2 of this project will develop and evaluate a working prototype for estimating traffic volumes from mobile device samples. It is anticipated that existing Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic volume data will be used in this fashion: a portion of MnDOT count data will be used to calibrate the volume estimation model, and a separate portion of MnDOT count data will be used to test and evaluate the accuracy of the volume estimates from mobile device samples. It will be important to first establish that mobile data sources can be used to estimate volumes in the most ideal conditions before pursuing more challenging road conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MPR-5(109)


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    99007 WO#5

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Amiri, Farideh

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
    Suite 300
    College Station, TX  United States  77845
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turner, Shawn

  • Start Date: 20160519
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601934
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 99007 WO#5
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 11:47AM