The Researchers at the University of Granada have found a new way to provide real time data on traffic. The software will be of great use for drivers and other consumers as will provide information between cities that will help them drive faster to reach their destinations.
The most attractive feature of this software is that it is not only reliable but is also a low-cost method as it makes use of Bluetooth devices to connect together. Real time data will be collected by these devices and then will be sent to a central server.
The information collected is processed using “complex data mining algorithms, evolutionary computing and neuronal networks, with the aim of providing users with information and predictions on the density and flow of traffic on any given route,” says Phys where gist of the paper has been shared.
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So , the waves emitted by different technology components that already incorporated in vehicles, accessories incorporating the user to a vehicle (GPS or handsfree kit) and mobile phones that carry their own occupants, are captured by the devices.
From the point of view of data privacy, the investigators note that the data collected “are not associated with any user, since there is no information that enables the identification of the data collected with a particular person.” This use of encryption technologies that make it impossible to identify the MAC of the wireless device, with minimal intrusiveness upon data collection is done.