Using integrated air quality data through utmc to better inform traffic operators and other stakeholders

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  2. Professor Margaret Carol Bell CBE
  3. Dr Fabio Galatioto
  4. Nicholas Hodges
Author(s)Rose P, Bell MC, Galatioto F, Hodges N
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Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name19th ITS World Congress
Conference LocationVienna, Austria
Year of Conference2012
Legacy Date22-26 October 2012
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The Newcastle University Integrated Database and Assessment Platform (NUIDAP), developed to integrate pervasive air quality sensors with other ITS data sources (Galatioto 2011 [1]) is used to provide real-time traffic management tools for control room based traffic operators to manage traffic related air pollution. In conjunction with other data sources and control mechanisms, co-ordinated through UTMC, stakeholders are provided with information of the effect on the environment of traffic related congestion and their potential to lead to pollution episodes by identifying those streets vulnerable to pollution hot spot formation; operators can develop appropriate mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of network events.This paper describes the deployment of the motes in Medway and the implementation of NUIDAP. The motes were installed on street furniture in spring 2011 and system stability was reached within a month.The challenges in achieving system integration were of a logistical nature managing installations, upgrading technology and third party software rather than academic or technical. The systems architecture and tools resulting from the integration are described.The installation of the NUIDAP and development of the interface with the common database required enhancements of the UTMC common database data standards specification which are outlined and a glimpse of the visualisation is given.