Localisation and Evacuation of Travellers in Emergency Situations:The SAVE ME Project

Public Transport plays a critical role in transportation systems and is essential to the national economy and the social quality of life of citizens. However natural disasters (primarily earthquakes and tsunamis leading to devastating floods) are becoming all the more frequent across the World. These disasters can have serious impacts on transport infrastructures and operations, not just in the short-term time frame of the disaster itself, but longer term through the recovery process and subsequent rebuilding of the infrastructure. In this work the authors demonstrate a proprietary localisation system based on IEEE 802.15.4 wireless technology capable of localising and tracking traveller movements in emergency situations. The authors also discuss the SAVE ME project as a whole as a method of evacuating travellers in transportation hubs utilising a variety of ITC technologies.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Brennan, D R
    • Evans, G D
    • Blythe, P T
    • Sherlock, B
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2013 10:40AM