Automatic trip and mode detection with MoveSmarter: first results from the Dutch Mobile Mobility Panel

Karst Teunis Geurs, Tom Thomas, Marcel Bijlsma, Salima Douhou

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This paper describes the performance of a smartphone app called MoveSmarter to automatically detect departure and arrival times, trip origins and destinations, transport modes, and travel purposes. The app is used in a three-year smartphone-based prompted-recall panel survey in which about 600 smartphone and non-smartphone owners participated and over 18,000 validated trips were collected during two weeks. MoveSmarter is concluded to be a promising alternative or addition to traditional trip diaries, reducing respondent burden and increasing accuracy of measurement, but there is room to improve trip and mode detection rates and the efficiency of battery consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-262
JournalTransportation research procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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  • IR-100593

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