Date Added: Mar 2012
Public transportations such as taxi, buses and trains between cities are carrying millions of passengers every day. Traditional methods of operating and monitoring systems for such vehicles is a difficult task and inefficient. This usually leads to missed or late arrivals to scheduled stops, improper use of company time and resources, unsafe driving habits, lack of adherence to assigned routes, inefficient dispatching, passenger's dissatisfaction and low quality of service. The authors' project named GPS and GSM based vehicle information system can provide individual vehicle data such as location and velocity by using GPS, estimated time of arrival, the speed count, number of passengers and seat availability and these details can be sent to passengers by SMS using GSM technology.