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Inventions 2016, 1(4), 23; doi:10.3390/inventions1040023

Request-Centric Wireless Bus Information Management System

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Department of Environmental Control Technology, Greenhouse Systems Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Central Region Campus, Nantou 540, Taiwan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Josep M. Guerrero
Received: 14 September 2016 / Revised: 31 October 2016 / Accepted: 31 October 2016 / Published: 9 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Inventions in Vehicular Guidance and Control)
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Abstract

This invention relates to a wireless bus information management system, which includes bus stop and vehicle management subsystems. The management signals are transmittable between bus stops and the vehicle. Based on vehicle management signals, the bus stop management subsystem can obtain information about the bus route identification, the number of unoccupied seats, the intention to stop or not, etc. Similarly, with the bus stop management signals, the vehicle management subsystem can make the decision of stopping. Accordingly, when a passenger wants to get off the vehicle or there are unoccupied seats, the vehicle management subsystem will inform the bus stop management subsystem such that the passengers waiting at the bus stop may flexibly schedule their travel plan. The proposed distributed wireless system is detailed by a prototype implementation and a simulation analysis, which is shown to be feasible and scalable. View Full-Text
Keywords: bus information management; interactive bus stop; wireless communication bus information management; interactive bus stop; wireless communication
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Chen, Y.-C.; Chen, P.-Y.; Wen, C.-Y. Request-Centric Wireless Bus Information Management System. Inventions 2016, 1, 23.

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