Monitoring operations at freight intermodal terminals are useful for estimating their performance, while collecting traffic data allows them to properly manage and control truck flows. Nevertheless, the key role of observation can be in contrast with users' privacy. A valuable solution to obtain traffic information preserving players' anonymity may be provided by scanning radio signals emitted by commonly used on-board devices, which can be locally identified by their unique media access control address. In this solution, no personal, freight or vehicle information is collected. An uncommon application of bluetooth scanners for monitoring operation of truck flows inside terminals is presented, based on a simple methodology for data processing. The algorithm starts from the data collection and the selection of information at relevant points of the terminal, then the network observation is composed by matching the data recorded in connected points. Finally, key performance indicators are estimated, starting from vehicle trajectories, node by node, and their travel time. The method is applied with on-field tests in a large-size rail-road terminal, where the detected counting results are lower than the ground truth, being not all the users equipped with bluetooth devices; however, the pioneering application results replicable in other contexts related to logistics.
Monitoring truck's operations at freight intermodal terminals: traffic observation by scanning on-board devices / Carboni, A.; Deflorio, F.; Dalla Chiara, B.. - In: IET INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS. - ISSN 1751-956X. - STAMPA. - 14:12(2020), pp. 1638-1646.
|Titolo:||Monitoring truck's operations at freight intermodal terminals: traffic observation by scanning on-board devices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-its.2019.0680|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|