Real-time freeway-experienced travel time prediction using N-curve and K nearest neighbor methods

Brenda I. Bustillos, Yi Chang Chiu

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Abstract

This study presents a methodology for freeway travel time prediction that uses only count data. The proposed models include the generalized N-curve method in conjunction with the k nearest neighbor (kNN) method so that the travel time predicted for traversing a defined freeway segment at a certain departure time is similar to what a driver actually experiences. A real-world traffic network and demand are replicated in a traffic simulation model in which several scenarios are produced to serve as the test bed for evaluation and validation of the proposed algorithms. The proposed single-NN algorithm best predicts travel times for light, free-flow traffic conditions, and the multiple-NN algorithm best predicts travel times for congested traffic conditions. The hybrid-NN algorithm merges the single-NN and multiple-NN algorithms, exploiting each one where most suitable. A numerical analysis concludes the potential of the proposed models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number2243
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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