Virtual Traffic Counter
Replace the traditional physical traffic counters (motorized individual traffic) with a solution that compiles traffic information from various sources that are available on the internet using free and paied for data.
The aim is to give a user the possibility to perform a traffic count on the exact location he desires without the need to setup a physical counter therefore reducing all the efforts of handling the physical counters. The data collected shall be stored in the cloud and can be assessed to derive the desired information (generally, responding to a question regarding traffic patterns).
I see the service in two distinct variations:
- Traffic counting in a street
- Traffic counting in a intersection with the possibility to track source/destination traffic
See attachment for detailed information about the data sources. Need is for academic or industry support to validate the idea and to lay the groundwork for the solution.