Patent Number: 8,798,897

Title: Real-time traffic analysis through integration of road traffic prediction and traffic microsimulation models

Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for forecasting a vehicle traffic condition in a near future. The system comprises a traffic prediction tool, a turning percentage prediction module and a simulation tool. The traffic prediction tool estimates a traffic speed and volume in a traffic link. A traffic link refers to a portion of a traffic road where the traffic prediction tool is installed. The turning percentage prediction module estimates a turning percentage in the traffic link based on the estimated traffic speed and traffic volume. The simulation tool computes, based on the estimated turning percentage, the estimated traffic speed and the estimated traffic volume, an expected traffic volume in the traffic link.

Inventors: Fei; Xiang (Beijing, CN), Wynter; Laura (Chappaqua, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G08G 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018