Development and Evaluation of Smart Bus System

Due to stochastic traffic conditions and fluctuated demand, transit passengers often suffer from unreliable services. Especially for buses, keeping on-time schedules is challenging as they share the right of way with non-transit traffic. With the advance of real-time interaction between passengers and operators, bus transit can be operated in a more flexible way, thereby resulting in an energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective urban transportation mode. To improve transit system reliability under a wirelessly connected environment, this study proposes a smart bus system (SBS) enabled by two-way communication. The proposed system consists of dynamic route adjustment and smart transfer sub-systems, which can enhance bus performance via real-time operational responses not only to traffic conditions but to passenger requests.Eventually the system will encourage bus ridership, and improve the mobility and sustainability of urban transportation. The proof-of-concept simulation test is conducted in New York City SoHo area. The performance of SBS is evaluated against on-time performance, passenger travel time among others, based on predefined scenarios dealing with various factors likely affecting the effectiveness


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-27-27
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2018 2:31PM