oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Real-time traffic speeds on South African roads : the technology, applications and possibilities
|Article Title||Real-time traffic speeds on South African roads : the technology, applications and possibilities|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 TrafficNet and 2 Tracker Network|
|Publication Date||Aug 1977|
|Pages||23 - 26|
The advent of commercial GPS technology and the inexpensive wireless transfer of bulk data via GPRS, coupled with a large installed base of vehicles tracked for security / recovery purposes, have facilitated anonymous real-time traffic speed monitoring on the country's roads. In this article the underlying technologies are explained and the development of a system which graphically displays average speeds and current journey times is described. Other applications, actual and potential, are also discussed.
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