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A visual method and system to represent multi modal route choices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238033D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a visual component to represent a comprehensive view of multi-modal travel route choices.

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A visual method and system to represent multi modal route choices

A method is needed for displaying multi-modal travel choices with cost and time breakdowns in a human consumable form to facilitate effective and quick decision-making. The known solutions generally display the options in a grid form , to show a time based view, or in a list form sorted by cost or time. The burden of understanding the breakdown of end-to-end cost and transit time for each route choice is left to the user. Further, current systems and applications do not offer a comparative analysis of different route choices along different attributes of interest to the user .

The novel contribution is a visual component to represent a comprehensive view of multi-modal travel route choices. This component provides a comprehensive view of cost, time, space, and risk at sufficient granularity for effective decision -making. The system includes the following component representations for each choice :


• Time based (calendar view): For the start date to the end date, shows the duration of the journey spent on different modes (land, ocean, air, etc.)


• Cost breakdown: For the various modes of transportation, displays the cumulative cost as well as the cost build up over time. The different modes are represented using different colors.


• Spatial view: For the various modes of transportation, displays the traversed location over time


• Risk View: Displays risk associated with either a carrier or...