Mobile Services of Social Networks and their Potential for Traffic Management and Real Time Traffic Information

In the last years social networks became important platforms for communication and collaboration. Along with the increase of capability and availability of both, mobile devices and wireless communication, social networks are increasingly used on the way. Until now mobile devices and location based services have been used to provide passenger information and offers of public transport agencies. Furthermore they are used to provide information about traffic flow and disruptions in road traffic as an additional service of a city or a region. Manufacturers of mobile or built-in navigation systems gather traffic data on their own and provide an overwhelming offer of information to their users. Nowadays social networks contribute to the people’s increasing interconnectedness. Mobile devices as mobile or smart phones integrate applications for participation in several social networks. The heavy use of such client software shows people’s need for communication. Furthermore, applications allow the integration of complex requests and communication to servers into simple and comfortable human machine interfaces. Thus, the combination of capabilities of mobile devices and services with social applications and networks appears as a powerful addition for data acquisition, traffic analysis and information as well as people’s real time feedback.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Kretschmer, Andreas
    • Frohlich, Sven
    • Gassel, Christian
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2013 4:20PM