Predicting Bus Arrival Time with Mobile Phone Based Participatory Sensing

Provided by: Applications of Engineering Technology and Science (AETS)
Topic: Hardware
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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, the authors 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.

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