Lack of appropriate information system for transportation, particularly for passengers who use public transport, specifically buses for commuting is causing lot of anxiety among the commuter. Passengers wait for long time at the bus terminus expecting the bus to arrive as per the schedule. At present there is no such system in place for the benefit of the passengers who take buses for commuting. It would be good to have such a system like in railway stations which provide information about the arriving and departing trains. We propose a system which could track the current position of buses and the dynamic arrival and departure time and inform the passengers via display boards at the terminus or through an App installed in the smart phone. It has a GPS system that tracks the position of a particular bus and the data is transmitted by a GSM modem to the bus terminus. The receiver part of the system which is installed at the bus terminus processes the received data and calculates the arrival time and delay time of a particular bus. The initial testing shows that it will be a boon for the commuters who often meet with boredom and anxiety without knowing when the buses will arrive.
cited By 0; Conference of 3rd International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, ICCSP 2014 ; Conference Date: 3 April 2014 Through 5 April 2014; Conference Code:109144
Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Raj, N., Soman, A. L., Prakash, L., Satheesh, N., and Vijay, D., “Smart, public buses information system”, in International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, ICCSP 2014 - Proceedings, 2014, pp. 1343-1347.