Challenges of Mobile Navigation for Public Transport

Contemporary mobile devices create new chances for mobile route planning and navigation systems. But there are also demands that have to be met. Integrated global positioning system (GPS) receivers, fast mobile Internet connections, enhanced usability and high resolution displays on the one hand go along with comprehensive real time data, which is available for an increasing number of public transport systems. While classical route planner systems focus mainly on pre-trip planning, mobile applications can provide additional advantages for on-trip navigation. This requires adequate client software, integration of geographical data and high quality real time information. Additionally, there are algorithmic impacts for the back-end route planner software. A Java-based client for mobile devices with instant online and asynchronous offline capabilities is currently the ideal solution.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01146251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2009 11:47PM