Using GPS data to characterise driving patterns and fuel use

March 17th, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


by Prof. Christo Venter and Prof. Johan Joubert, University of Pretoria

The use of global positioning system (GPS) technologies for collecting travel data is growing rapidly throughout the world. As GPS technologies improve, a number of shifts are occurring in their application. Data collection periods are also increasing beyond the traditional one-day survey, as respondents carry GPS devices for up to a week. This provides rich data on the day-to-day repetitiveness and variability of travel without adding to respondent burden.

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