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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5290-5309;

Architecture of a Framework for Providing Information Services for Public Transport

Institute for Cybernetics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas, Spain
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Received: 2 March 2012 / Revised: 29 March 2012 / Accepted: 10 April 2012 / Published: 26 April 2012
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This paper presents OnRoute, a framework for developing and running ubiquitous software that provides information services to passengers of public transportation, including payment systems and on-route guidance services. To achieve a high level of interoperability, accessibility and context awareness, OnRoute uses the ubiquitous computing paradigm. To guarantee the quality of the software produced, the reliable software principles used in critical contexts, such as automotive systems, are also considered by the framework. The main components of its architecture (run-time, system services, software components and development discipline) and how they are deployed in the transportation network (stations and vehicles) are described in this paper. Finally, to illustrate the use of OnRoute, the development of a guidance service for travellers is explained. View Full-Text
Keywords: ubiquitous computing frameworks; service-orientation; intelligent transport systems ubiquitous computing frameworks; service-orientation; intelligent transport systems

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García, C.R.; Pérez, R.; Lorenzo, Á.; Quesada-Arencibia, A.; Alayón, F.; Padrón, G. Architecture of a Framework for Providing Information Services for Public Transport. Sensors 2012, 12, 5290-5309.

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