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Towards the Utilization of Crowdsourcing in Traffic Condition Reporting

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 40h International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages985-990
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-233-090-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-4969-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ISSN (Print)1847-3938

Conference

ConferenceInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

The use of traffic information in map applications designed for stand-alone navigation devices as well as in mobile devices has become a common trend. This information is often governed by the various service providers with little or non-existent feedback from the users. Using a wide user base it is possible to collect information on traffic conditions faster and more efficiently. Additionally, many of the events faced on the road can be challenging to detect by automatic means, but are easily noticed by the road users – animals on the road and broken or missing road signs are only a few examples.
To better facilitate the utilization of information gathered from road users, simple and easy-to-use software solutions are required. This paper presents a prototype mobile application, which the road users can take advantage of for both following the on-going traffic conditions while driving and for collectively reporting traffic events other users might be interested in. The high-level architecture, application and data utilized in the reports are presented in addition to the preliminary findings of the on-going research. This paper will also discuss the challenges identified while developing the application.