Introduction of Bus Location System Into Backbone Bus Routes

A “bus location system” is a system to transmit information on bus status collected through GPS and on-board equipment of buses to personal computers and cellular phones via a center server. Such a system can help improve efficiency of bus operations and be used for operation management by processing operation data statistically. It has been installed for bus routes throughout the country. In Toyota City, a bus location system has been in operation for two bus routes. With the reorganization of bus routes, the city decided to introduce a unified system. Called “Toyota City Bus Status Information System,” it went into operation in November 2001. In addition to the above-mentioned functions, the system sends to users e-mails on approaching buses and emergency information like traffic accidents and disasters.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01144656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2009 9:17AM