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Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1412; doi:10.3390/s17061412

System Proposal for Mass Transit Service Quality Control Based on GPS Data

Institute for Cybernetics, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 35017, Spain
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Received: 21 April 2017 / Revised: 5 June 2017 / Accepted: 13 June 2017 / Published: 16 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI 2016)
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Quality is an essential aspect of public transport. In the case of regular public passenger transport by road, punctuality and regularity are criteria used to assess quality of service. Calculating metrics related to these criteria continuously over time and comprehensively across the entire transport network requires the handling of large amounts of data. This article describes a system for continuously and comprehensively monitoring punctuality and regularity. The system uses location data acquired continuously in the vehicles and automatically transferred for analysis. These data are processed intelligently by elements that are commonly used by transport operators: GPS-based tracking system, onboard computer and wireless networks for mobile data communications. The system was tested on a transport company, for which we measured the punctuality of one of the routes that it operates; the results are presented in this article. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligent transport systems; public transport systems; operation control; automatic vehicle location intelligent transport systems; public transport systems; operation control; automatic vehicle location
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Padrón, G.; Cristóbal, T.; Alayón, F.; Quesada-Arencibia, A.; García, C.R. System Proposal for Mass Transit Service Quality Control Based on GPS Data. Sensors 2017, 17, 1412.

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