LONDON (TIP): Researchers have developed a new application that generates traffic information of cities and roads by detecting the Bluetooth device boarded on vehicles. The main goal of this system, developed by researchers from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain, is to generate information of city traffic and roads from the identification of Bluetooth devices boarded on vehicles.
This information includes magnitudes such as travel time between two points or the distribution of traffic at intersections, among others, that will allow city councils and highway concessionaires to carry out a better management of traffic network in order to avoid congestion.
The congestion problem makes each driver waste on average over 30 hours a year worldwide. This waste of time is translated in 88 billion Euros a year in US and 839 million Euros in the city of Madrid, researchers said.
Thus, it is necessary to implement measures to improve mobility in both roads and urban road infrastructures to alleviate the current situation.