Informal public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa as a vessel for novel Intelligent Transport Systems

Developed countries have led the way in the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), with the objectives of improving safety, efficiency, and environmental impact of transport. With the developing world entering the fray, the question is: Is ITS in its current form relevant to the developing world? These regions face challenges that are different to that of the developed world, and are unique in their own ways. Many of the regions are evolving novel and innovative solutions to deliver on ITS objectives. In this paper the authors explore the informal public transport sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is in many ways unique to that of the developing world. The authors highlight some of the unique aspects, and highlight the dire safety and efficiency challenges that the sector faces. Mindful of the regional limitations, the authors introduce and discuss novel ITS solutions, which can be used to address these challenges. The authors also share some of the initial results observed through initial experimentation with one of the solutions.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 767-772
  • Monograph Title: 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013)

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  • Accession Number: 01562915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781479929146
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 2015 10:55AM