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Road crashes are a growing concern of governments and are rising to become one of the leading preventable causes of death, especially in developing countries. The ubiquitous presence of smartphones provides a new platform on which to implement sensor networks and driver-assistance systems, as well as other intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications. In this study, existing approaches of using smartphones for ITS applications are analysed and compared. Particular focus is placed on vehicle-based monitoring systems, such as driving behaviour and style recognition, accident detection and road condition monitoring systems. Further opportunities for use of smartphones in ITS systems are highlighted, and remaining challenges in this emerging field of research are identified.


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