FLOW – Sensors in Traffic

Providing new insights into traffic flows using sensor technology.

In order to plan, develop and manage society, data is needed on the roads chosen by different road users. This data, if available in real-time, could help road users to choose the fastest route and provide the municipality with timely information if traffic problems occur. The FLOW project will investigate how to collect data using sensor technology and then link the data through a digital platform.

The goal of FLOW is to develop an open system that is not dependent on a single vendor but is based on open standards. Traffic flow measurements will be continuous and real-time and project participants will use everything from sensor technology to a cloud-based data-sharing platform with links to analytical tools.

The project aims to further develop a number of identified technologies with high potential to become cost-effective so that they could replace the technologies currently in use. Some of the solutions currently in use are manual traffic counting and measurement by deployed hoses over roads. New solutions are primarily important for urban planning and traffic management, but can also be used in other areas of public services (such as logistics or environmental planning).

The project will take advantage of the infrastructure built in the open IoT testbed in Lund and operated in the Lund Open Sensoring City (LOSC) project. The flows of interest in the project are both passenger flows (walking, cycling, etc.) and vehicle flows.

The FLOW project

To learn more about The FLOW project, please contact Magnus Bäckmark: magnus.backmark@mobileheights.org