What is BluTrips™?
BluTrips™ uses Bluetooth® technology, like that found in mobile telephones and other devices, to capture vehicular and non-vehicular travel times, speeds, origin-destination and route-choice information.
PB brought this innovative technique to Australia and New Zealand from the USA (under an exclusive import agreement) in October 2008. The technology was first tested in Queensland along the construction works on the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade project. Since then, the BluTrips™ service has proven to be a huge success across a range of applications.
BluTrips™ uses data receivers (patent pending) and specially developed reporting software to provide a wide range of travel information. Achieving high sample rates, and with the ability to collect data during all weather and light conditions. BluTrips™ is a cost-effective alternative to traditional survey techniques like floating car surveys and number plate matching surveys.
BluTrips™ can be used to obtain:
- travel time and speed information for specific route segments
- origin-destination information
- route choice information
How does the technology work?
Bluetooth® is a form of wireless communication that allows a variety of devices to interconnect. Most mobile phones (approximately 80%) have Bluetooth capability built in, and many cars and trucks have Bluetooth® capability to support hands-free phones and driver guidance devices.
Examples of PB projects using BluTrips™ include:
Please direct technical questions, project information, requests for proposals, expressions of interest, price inquiries, availability and value-added services to:
Graeme Inglis, Section Executive, Integrated Transport Planning
tel: +61 (0) 2 9272 5160
Jim Otterson, Principal Traffic Engineer
tel: +61 (0) 7 3854 6639
For more information, download the BluTrips™ fact sheet.