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Sensors 2018, 18(8), 2581; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18082581

The Shared Bicycle and Its Network—Internet of Shared Bicycle (IoSB): A Review and Survey

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School of Computer Science & Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China
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Jiangsu High Technology Research Key Laboratory for Wireless Sensor Networks, Nanjing 210003, China
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School of Internet of things, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China
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Received: 11 May 2018 / Revised: 12 July 2018 / Accepted: 21 July 2018 / Published: 7 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Crowd-Sensing and Remote Sensing Technologies for Smart Cities)
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With the expansion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in smart cities, the shared bicycle has developed quickly as a new green public transportation mode, and is changing the travel habits of citizens heavily across the world, especially in China. The purpose of the current paper is to provide an inclusive review and survey on shared bicycle besides its benefits, history, brands and comparisons. In addition, it proposes the concept of the Internet of Shared Bicycle (IoSB) for the first time, as far as we know, to find a feasible solution for those technical problems of the shared bicycle. The possible architecture of IoSB in our opinion is presented, as well as most of key IoT technologies, and their capabilities to merge into and apply to the different parts of IoSB are introduced. Meanwhile, some challenges and barriers to IoSB’s implementation are expressed thoroughly too. As far as the advice for overcoming those barriers be concerned, the IoSB’s potential aspects and applications in smart city with respect to technology development in the future provide another valuable further discussion in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: shared bicycle; Internet of Shared Bicycle (IoSB); smart city; Internet of Things (IoT); Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) shared bicycle; Internet of Shared Bicycle (IoSB); smart city; Internet of Things (IoT); Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
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Shen, S.; Wei, Z.-Q.; Sun, L.-J.; Su, Y.-Q.; Wang, R.-C.; Jiang, H.-M. The Shared Bicycle and Its Network—Internet of Shared Bicycle (IoSB): A Review and Survey. Sensors 2018, 18, 2581.

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