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A smart system and methods for improving Bus Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243745D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 84K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system which would collect the destinations of bus passengers and notify drivers if all passengers get off on time. The Smart bus system can help not only to improve the efficiency of bus travel but also to make quality of transit service better.

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A smart system and methods for improving Bus Service

Mass Transportation systems are sometimes inefficient especially in big cities. Whenever we travel by bus, one of the biggest fears is sleeping or so crowd that missing the bus station we have to get off at. One of the reasons is that the drivers do not know whether there are passengers who want to get off on one station. Sometimes, drivers are over station regardless of passengers or still stop at one station although there is no one to get on/off. All these behaviors will cause passengers uncomfortable and travel inefficiently. Although it already has some APPs to remind passengers getting off bus on time, but sometimes the reminder can not be set the best time for passengers or bus so crowd that passengers can not get off on time.

The core idea is to collect the destinations of bus passengers and notify drivers if all passengers get off on time.

Bus drivers can get the information about whether all passengers get off on time or if they should stop at the next station in advance, so that bus service can make passengers more comfortable and warmer. Meanwhile, it can improve the efficiency of bus travel.

As a smart system and method, this proposed system is easy to enhance it's ability by collecting more useful data. For example, in the system can also track the information according to the each time point. With this information, the bus control center will notify when and which station has much bigger passenger volume. It will help establish a more reasonable bus system.

Smart bus system is demanded for modern bus transportation, which can help...