Recurrent Neural Networks applied to Forecasting of Speed of Freight Transport in Dense Areas of Santiago, Chile

G. Diaz, D. Montecinos, O. Nicolis, B. Peralta

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Abstract

The speed prediction of freight transport is a growing and important task since in an ideal transport system the drivers could make optimal decisions about the route to follow. A computational method for predicting the the vehicle speeds is using autoregressive or other statistical models. Nonetheless, given the widespread success of modern neural networks, we believe that it could be feasible to have high prediction quality using this type of model. In this work, we propose the use of deep recurrent neural networks considering temporal multiple inputs for the speed prediction of freight vehicles. In particular, we use three models of neural networks for this task in specific dense areas of the city of Santiago of Chile. Standard metrics are reported to measure the models quality. Experiments showed that one of the proposed models using the information from the previous seven days give better results than other two proposed models. From the results, we conclude that these models have a good predictive capacity being able to predict the speed in different points on the Santiago map. As future work, we hope to test our models over a larger area, in addition to the incorporation of new variables that can influence and improve our models such as economic variables or relevant dates with high expected traffic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131856
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019 - Valparaiso, Chile
Duration: 13 Nov 201927 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019
CountryChile
CityValparaiso
Period13/11/1927/11/19

Keywords

  • Forecasting
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Speed of Freight Transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Diaz, G., Montecinos, D., Nicolis, O., & Peralta, B. (2019). Recurrent Neural Networks applied to Forecasting of Speed of Freight Transport in Dense Areas of Santiago, Chile. In IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019 [8988101] (IEEE CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CHILECON47746.2019.8988101