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    Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalized Navigation in a Public Transport Network

    Aguiar, Ana and Cruz Nunes, Francisco Maria and Silva, Manuel João Fernandes and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Elias, Dirk (2012) Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalized Navigation in a Public Transport Network. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13 (1). pp. 213-220. ISSN 1524-9050

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    Public transport networks (PTNs) are difficult to use when the user is unfamiliar with the area she is traveling to, as shown by a user survey that we present in this paper. This is true for both infrequent users (including visitors) and regular users who need to travel to areas with which they are not acquainted. In these situations, adequate on-trip navigation information can substantially ease the use of public transportation and be the driving factor in motivating travelers to prefer it over other modes of transportation. However, estimating the localization of a user is not trivial, although it is critical for providing relevant information. In this paper, we propose the use of an electronic ticketing infrastructure of a PTN operator for positioning within the context of the PTN to give on-trip personalized navigation cues. To our knowledge, this is an innovative contribution that has not been described or deployed, to date, elsewhere.We assess relevant design issues for a modular cost-efficient user-friendly on-trip navigation service that uses position sensors and present the details of a proof-of-concept prototype running in our laboratory.We also present and analyze the results of a user survey on the usefulness of the service and its acceptance by users.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2011.2167612 . Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works
    Keywords: Electronic ticketing; navigation; on-trip assistance; position location estimation; service-oriented architecture;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 5677
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    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 15:29
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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