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Micro-navigation for urban bus passengers: using the Internet of Things to improve the public transport experience

Foell, Stefan; Kortuem, Gerd; Rawassizadeh, Reza; Handte, Marcus; Iqbal, Umer and Marron, Pedro (2014). Micro-navigation for urban bus passengers: using the Internet of Things to improve the public transport experience. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, ACM, pp. 1–6.

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Abstract

Public bus services are widely deployed in cities around the world because they provide cost-effective and economic public transportation. However, from a passenger point of view urban bus systems can be complex and difficult to navigate, especially for disadvantaged users, i.e. tourists, novice users, older people, and people with impaired cognitive or physical abilities. We present Urban Bus Navigator (UBN), a reality-aware urban navigation system for bus passengers with the ability to recognize and track the physical public transport infrastructure such as buses. Unlike traditional location-aware mobile transport applications, UBN acts as a true navigation assistant for public transport users. Insights from a six-month long trial in Madrid indicate that UBN removes barriers for public transport usage and has a positive impact on how people feel about public transport journeys.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 ICST, the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISBN: 1-63190-037-4, 978-1-63190-037-2
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Keywords: bus navigation; public transport; smartphone application
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 40902
Depositing User: Stefan Foell
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 08:50
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 02:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40902
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