Personalized Road Networks Routing with Road Safety Consideration: A Case Study in Manchester

Sophie Hayes, Shen Wang, Soufiene Djahel

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Urban road congestion is getting worse with the increasing population and car ownership. Traditional solutions, such as increasing road capacity and dynamic control and adaptation of traffic lights, rely heavily on infrastructure support, which limits their wider adoption and practicality. Vehicle navigation systems, such as Google Maps, TomTom, and AutoNavi, are widely used due to the popularization of smartphones. However, these systems normally provide routes with either shortest travel distance or fastest current travel speed, without any consideration of the drivers' route preferences. For example, the safety level of a road is also very important as it often leads to non-recurring congestion that is more difficult to avoid. In this paper, we propose, implement, and test a personalized routing application that allows end-users to flexibly adjust their route preferences among travel distance, estimated travel time, and the safety level. We present the validation results of our application using a realistic dataset from the city of Manchester in England.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728182940
ISBN (Print)9781728182957
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference: Smart Cities Solutions for New Challenges, Including a Pandemic - Online, United States
Duration: 28 Sep 20201 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2
ISSN (Print)2687-8852
ISSN (Electronic)2687-8860


Conference2020 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference
Abbreviated titleISC2 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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