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SMEL experiment intends to enable users to reach their destinations in an efficient way, reducing the time spent driving through the streets and avoiding, as much as possible, congestion and occasional incidents on the streets. This is achieved providing users with reliable, real-time information on the traffic situation throughout the city, relying on the data provided by the SmartSantander platform.

Existing traffic data are static, in that they only report on the number of vehicles going through a checkpoint (where a sensor detects the vehicles) at the current time; they cannot measure the number of vehicles in other streets where there are not any traffic sensors. SmartSantander sensors are used to reliably estimate the real-time traffic flows throughout the city, and keep drivers informed in real time of the traffic situation.

This is achieved by setting up a data base to store historical and real-time records from the SmartSantander sensors and by developing a system of models including a flow estimation model and a traffic assignment model. Web and mobile applications have been also developed to facilitate comfortable and effective reporting on the real-time traffic situation in the city.

Finally, the validity of the proposed system has been checked by holding a pilot test in the city of Santander where thousands of SmartSantander sensors are currently installed. The pilot test will be performed by providing citizens with free web and mobile applications (in several platforms, such as Android, iOS,) to inform users about the real-time traffic situation throughout the city.

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