The demand on our overburdened highway system is increasing every day. Traffic is snarled, drivers are snarling. What should be a routine 20-minute trip can take hours, as traffic congestion multiplies the effects of individual variations in driving performance "as determined by physical abilities, knowledge, experience and, indeed, personality."
The paper proposes a method, which utilizes mobile devices (smartphones) and Bluetooth beacons, to detect passing vehicles and recognize their classes. The traffic monitoring tasks are performed by analyzing strength of radio signal received by mobile devices from beacons that are placed on opposite sides of a road.
The designers of bridges must assure themselves that bridge bearings can transmit the high horizontal loads of current designs. The proportion of horizontal to vertical load is increasing due to the current trend toward continuous, joint‐free, redundant structures.
An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is an advanced application which aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and 'smarter' use of transport networks.