Pervasive technology and public transport : opportunities beyond telematics

Camacho, Tiago, Foth, Marcus, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2012) Pervasive technology and public transport : opportunities beyond telematics. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 12(1), pp. 18-25.

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The advancements of technology in the field of public transport have been considerable. Information Technology (IT) has made the dissemination of information effortless, contributing to reduced perceived waiting time, increased sense of security, and value for money. Nevertheless, and in light of the ever more obvious widespread presence of powerful mobile devices, it seems that the use of technology may be geared towards supplementary services other than telematics. Looking at it from a passenger’s perspective, this article provides an overview of what IT-based services are currently offered in public transport and what is their assessed impact. We finalise by putting forward possible directions that future services might follow, and stress out the necessity to come up with frameworks that enable for the impact assessment on service quality and customer satisfaction.

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ID Code: 54029
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information Technology, urban informatics, Public Transport, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Advanced Public Transportation Systems
DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2012.61
ISSN: 1536-1268
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
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Deposited On: 09 Oct 2012 22:52
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