Tuning Thresholds

Improving sensitivity of Traffico

Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

Early this month, I lowered the thresholds* for the following roads after analysing their arrival charts:

  • Clementi Ave 6 [both directions]
  • Paya Lebar Road (Lifelong Learning Institute) [both directions]
  • Thomson Road (Balestier Road Junction) [both directions]
  • Loyang Ave - TPE Junction [Towards Changi]
  • Eunos Link [both directions]
  • Toh Guan Road (IMM) [both directions]
  • Jalan Bukit Merah - Lower Delta Junction [Towards Queenstown]
  • Stevens Road [both directions]

This makes Traffico a little more ‘sensitive’ to pick up traffic buildup but not too overly sensitive to report false prolonged congestion. It should not have a negative impact on the monthly statistics and ranking as well.

*To recap the concept of threshold, refer to Project Traffico — A Creative Use of Bus Arrival Times