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Methods and systems of monitoring traffic flow

Billington, Peter E., Barnes, Christopher M. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (2001) Methods and systems of monitoring traffic flow. US 6177886.

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    Abstract

    A method of monitoring traffic flow comprises reading registration plates of the vehicles of a multiplicity of series of vehicles passing respective locations on a road network, if necessary selecting samples of readings from the readings relating to the vehicles of the series, and determining whether readings of the samples are deemed to contain matching readings. The samples are used as probes or targets to measure average journey times which are compared with reference journey times. The selecting of the samples at the respective reading locations is performed according to an algorithm common to all of the locations.

    Item Type: Patent
    Additional Information: International Classification: G08G 1065
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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    Depositing User: Jonathan Wakefield
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 15:45
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 10:22
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4044

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