Eileen Mandir

SOCCER Verkehrslageerfassung und –prognose während der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft

2006-08 • mobility, data automation, simulation
Cover photo
Series of areal images showing traffic along motorway


During the FIFA World Cup 2006, an integrated system was tested at three venues (Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart) as part of the SOCCER project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The system was able to merge traffic data from different sources into a traffic situation survey and subsequent forecast. The two systems in Berlin and Cologne each relied on a simulation of the entire city, while the Stuttgart system was essentially based on a hydrograph-based forecast. In all cases, the input data used was a combination of (not the same in all cities) airborne traffic situation data at selected hot spots (Zeppelin in Cologne, airplane in Berlin, and helicopter in Stuttgart), existing count loop data (all locations), and travel time information from DLR’s Stuttgart and Berlin Taxi-FCD projects (see www.cityrouter.com). This paper describes the setup of the systems and presents first results with which the forecast quality can be evaluated.

Commisioned by:
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action / Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWi)
Project Partners:
Deutscher Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Verkehrsforschung
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
Prof. Reinhart Kühne, Dr. Martin Ruhé, Eileen Hipp (aka Mandir)

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