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Real Time Bus Tracking System

Author(s):

Shruti Chabukswar , Vidyalankar Institute Of Technology; Vijal Jain, Vidyalankar Institute Of Technology; Swapnali Jadhav, Vidyalankar Institute Of Technology; Kiran Neoge, Vidyalankar Institute Of Technology

Keywords:

Tracking, Approximate Time, Android Application, Analysis, User-Friendly

Abstract

Transportation becomes very difficult in cities like Mumbai. The public transports, especially buses are developing around the world. Such public transports reduce the usage of private vehicles thus reducing fuel consumption and mollifying traffic congestion. The problem with buses is that the commuters do not know the complete information namely the number of buses that go to the required destination, bus numbers, bus timings, the routes through which the bus would pass, time taken for the bus to reach, maps that would guide the passenger with his/her route and most importantly, track the current location of the bus and give the correct time for the bus to reach its bus stop. This leads to waiting for buses for unknown time as the commuters are not aware at what time exactly the bus is to arrive. The approximate arrival time of buses is known but there may be delay in arrival due to traffic. Seeing that people started avoiding public transports and started using private vehicles, many applications were developed; but these applications were unable to mitigate the problems. Some applications provided only the arrival time and departure time of buses at their source and destination. Some of them, provided time-tables, but even they were not accurate as they did not consider the delay due to unpredictable factors like – traffic, harsh weather situation, etc. the time-tables were not timely updated thus leading to waiting for buses. And due to all these reasons commuters opt for different alternatives to ally their problems. The proposed system deals with overcoming the problems stated above. The system is an Android application that gives necessary information about all the City-Buses travelling in Mumbai.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I21160
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 1294-1296

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