A survey on usage of smartphone accelerometer sensor in intelligent transportation systems

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Computer Engineering, Malayer University, Iran


The numerous capabilities of smartphones have made them suitable alternative to expensive tools and methods in intelligent transportation systems. This study surveys the literature on the role of the accelerometer of smartphones in intelligent transportation applications. At first, the opportunities and challenges of using the accelerometer are stated. Then, the architecture of using this sensor including preprocessing, feature extraction, mode detection, reorientation and applications are explained. Finally, different applications that have used the accelerometer of mobile phones in the intelligent transportation systems have been investigated.


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