alexa Abstract | Smart Travelling Using Participatory Sensing

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The bus arrival time is primary information to most city transport travelers. Excessively long waiting time at bus stops often discourages the travelers and makes them reluctant to take buses. In this paper, we present a bus arrival time prediction system based on bus passengers' participatory sensing. With commodity mobile phones, the bus passengers' surrounding environmental context is effectively collected and utilized to estimate the bus traveling routes and predict bus arrival time at various bus stops.Daily transport is affected by a number of conditions which are highly uncertain such as congestions, delays, passenger demand and accidents. This calls for a real time and dynamic system that is flexible to meet the needs of the operator and user which is affordable and efficient. An important problem in creating efficient public transport system is obtaining data about passengers’ end to end journey. Obtaining this data is problematic and expensive since buses do not have an onboard ticketing system to record where and when passengers get on and off the bus. This paper aims at trouble-free and convenient travel for individuals who commute daily using the public bus transport of a city by making real time information of buses available, without any extra costs right at their fingertips.

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Author(s): Manasa P A Balasubramanyam Jyothi B


Participatory Sensing, predicting, android

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