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Visualization analysis of traffic congestion based on floating car data

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  • Traffic congestion visualization is an important part in traffic information service. However, the real-time data is difficult to obtain and its analysis method is not accurate, so the reliability of congestion state visualization is low. This paper proposes a visualization analysis algorithm of traffic congestion based on Floating Car Data (FCD), which utilizes the FCD to estimate and display dynamic traffic state on the electronic map. Firstly, an improved map matching method is put forward to match rapidly the FCD with road sections, which includes two steps of coarse and precise matching. Then, the traffic speed is estimated and classified to display different traffic states. Eventually, multi-group experiments have been conducted based on more than 8000 taxies in Xi’an. The experimental results show that FCD can be matched accurately with the selected road sections which accuracy can reach up to \({\rm{96\% }}\), and the estimated traffic real-time state can achieve \({\rm{94\% }}\) in terms of reliability. So this visualization analysis algorithm can display accurately road traffic state in real time.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 94A08, 90B20; Secondary: 60K30.


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