Modern Intelligent Transport Application In Public Transport
"This thesis introduces a new routing methodology for public transport design. Nowadays, urban areas represent a concentration of people in which each individually have their own activities and needs. The digital era has provided many tools to improve our methods of data analysis and manipulation, but even with automation, the complexity and scale of the systems that may be reached, can make things hard to plan. Theoretically, many of the available technologies can be very efficient in drawing the future plans for cyber cities by providing real-time automation services, but when actually applied, the response of the crowd to the new system is the main factor that affects the success or failure of the whole system. Therefore, the mood of the community must be integrated in any plan, taking into consideration the increasing change in humans’ culture that is getting harder to satisfy with all this smart technology used.
The radial routing procedure is proposed to provide a fast scheme manipulation of a public transport system on a geographic location, which relies directly on the history of daily trips of citizens associated with their geographic location retrieved from anonymous data provided by mobile operators. The idea behind this procedure is to provide a tool that automatically generates a public transport network by retrieving the point of attraction of a city from GIS maps that holds geographic databases of all important locations in a specific city. When all the points are located the system starts to analyze the movement of the citizens based on their GSM devices location in this geographic area, and cover all possible required trips to generate a final schedule plan of the Advanced Public Transport System being studied.
The simplicity provided by the procedure used allows the system to cover more area in the analysis without affecting the complexity of the process. Even cities’ interconnected networks can be analyzed and planned using the same protocol, since this method is applicable on any map scale and its data is always available from the mobile operators covering most inhabited areas around the globe. Moreover, the procedure is independent of the type of vehicles or the transportation means; it is suitable in land, sea and air transport networks and can be set to analyze any humans or products movement records. Such tool can provide fast schedule trip plans at any transit layer."
Hiba Fouad Koleilat
Dr. Youssef Atallah