Research Impact

Live traffic congestion mapping

Providing travellers with real-time information on traffic conditions and congestion in the South East Queensland area. 

coloured roads mapThe Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) needed a map-based tool that would provide travellers with real-time traffi c congestion information. QCIF enabled UQ researchers to develop software that uses data from the Transmaxx STREAMS traffic signal and intersection management system to deliver live traffic reports on all State arterial roads and freeways. Current road traffic conditions can be represented in colours on the DTMR website map, with green representing free flowing traffic, and red representing congestion. Dubbed ‘Coloured Roads’, this system is being integrated into the governmentoperated 131940 Travel Website with the aim of alleviating congestion by allowing travellers to make informed route choices before commencing their journey.

Download the 'Coloured Roads' project sheet pdf

Project participants: UQ, Transmaxx, DTMR Queensland, QCIF