TransDB - GPS Data Management with Applications in Collective Transport

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Recent and continuing advances in geo-positioning, mobile communications, and computing electronics combine to offer opportunities for advanced and affordable collective transport services. As the roads in many parts of the world are facing increasing congestion, it becomes increasingly important to establish collective transport solutions, such as bus services, that are competitive in comparison to the use of private cars. One important ingredient in the provisioning of such solutions is an information system that is always aware of the current location and expected future locations of each bus and that is capable of utilizing this information in real time as well as off-line, e.g., for offering the users accurate arrival information and for creating safe, realistic, and environmentally friendly bus schedules. This paper introduces to an on-going project that explores the advanced data management techniques needed to create an efficient, accurate, and yet inexpensive information system for collective transport monitoring. Focus is on bus travel time prediction and the communication between the vehicles and their surrounding infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International  Workshop on Computational Transportation Science
Number of pages6
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventFirst International  Workshop on Computational Transportation Science - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 21 Jul 200821 Jul 2008
Conference number: 1


ConferenceFirst International  Workshop on Computational Transportation Science

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