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Probe Data Trial —Stage 2C, Analysis and Reporting

posted on 2024-05-23, 04:15 authored by Ashim DebnathAshim Debnath, Wonmongo Soro
Probe Data Trial —Stage 2C, Analysis and Reporting


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Research statement

Background This research report presents findings from a comparative analysis of vehicle probe data, spot speed data, and space mean speed data from a sample of road sections across Victoria. This report was produced from a contract research awarded by the Victoria Department of Transport and Planning. Contribution In this Victoria Department of Transport and Planning commissioned research report, a scientific comparison of vehicle probe data were made with traditional speed data, such as spot speed and space mean speed data. Statistical analysis techniques, such as hypothesis testing and analysis of error metrics, were employed to compare the different types of data sets. Significance The Victoria Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) undertook a trial of Probe data as an alternative to other sources of speed data, such as data collected using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system and pneumatic tubes. This research provided significant new insights to this trial by scientifically comparing the three types of data. An innovative hierarchical analysis methodology was developed to undertake a statistical comparison of the data types using spatial and temporal dimensions. Findings of this research provided guidance and recommendations to DTP on the future use of Probe data for different types of roads and time periods.

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A6 Research report/technical paper

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Report published by DTP, but not made public, so please do not make the attachment public.


Victoria Department of Transport and Planning

Place of publication

Mebourne, VIC.

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