A Crowd-Assisted Real-time Public Transport Information Service: No More Endless Wait

Lim, W. L. H., Lum, J. T. W., Yeo, I. J. W. and Keoh, S. L. (2016) A Crowd-Assisted Real-time Public Transport Information Service: No More Endless Wait. In: First International Workshop on Context-Aware Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Systems, Sydney, Australia, 14-18 Mar 2016, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781509019410 (doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457088)

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Abstract

Many passengers have expressed frustration in waiting for public bus endlessly without knowing the estimated ar- rival time. In many developing countries, requiring bus operators to invest in the installation of a GPS unit on every bus in order to track the bus location and subsequently predicting the bus arrival time can be costly. This paper proposes passenger-assisted sharing of bus location to provide an estimation of bus arrival time. Our scheme aims to exploit the availability and capability of passenger mobile phones to share location information of the travelling buses in order to collect transportation data, at the same time provide an estimation of bus arrival time to the general public. A mobile app is developed to periodically report bus location to the cloud service, and it can detect location spoofing by malicious users. The preliminary results of the field tests suggest that the proposed system is viable and the predicated ETA falls within three minutes of the bus actual arrival time.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Keoh, Dr Sye Loong
Authors: Lim, W. L. H., Lum, J. T. W., Yeo, I. J. W., and Keoh, S. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781509019410
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