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Provision of Ubiquitous Tourist Information in Public Transport Networks
Institute for Cybernetics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 35017, Spain
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Received: 29 May 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 24 August 2012
Abstract: This paper outlines an information system for tourists using collective public transport based on mobile devices with limited computation and wireless connection capacities. In this system, the mobile device collaborates with the vehicle infrastructure in order to provide the user with multimedia (visual and audio) information about his/her trip. The information delivered, adapted to the user preferences, is synchronized with the passage of vehicles through points of interest along the route, for example: bus stops, tourist sights, public service centres, etc.
Keywords: ubiquitous computing frameworks; service-orientation; intelligent transport systems
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García, C.R.; Pérez, R.; Alayón, F.; Quesada-Arencibia, A.; Padrón, G. Provision of Ubiquitous Tourist Information in Public Transport Networks. Sensors 2012, 12, 11451-11476.
García CR, Pérez R, Alayón F, Quesada-Arencibia A, Padrón G. Provision of Ubiquitous Tourist Information in Public Transport Networks. Sensors. 2012; 12(9):11451-11476.
García, Carmelo R.; Pérez, Ricardo; Alayón, Francisco; Quesada-Arencibia, Alexis; Padrón, Gabino. 2012. "Provision of Ubiquitous Tourist Information in Public Transport Networks." Sensors 12, no. 9: 11451-11476.