ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume IV-4/W3
25 Sep 2017
 | 25 Sep 2017

A first experience with a Smart bus for improving public transportation

R. Tostado, A. Rovirosa, J. L. Velázquez, E. Castillo, and O. Cervantes

Keywords: Intelligent Transportation, Smart Bus, Internet of Things, Dynamic Localization, Transportation Routes. Citizens experience design, Open Mobility Data

Abstract. An alternative to optimize transportation services in the city of Puebla is presented. Main problems tackled to provide advanced transport applications in a Smart City, are described and some available solutions in other countries are analyzed. As a case of study, the challenges for designing and developing a mobile application oriented to users of the buses provided by Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) are presented. Users include students, as well as faculty members and administrative employees. The application provides an innovative way of tracking, in real time, movements of the UDLAP transportation buses through the city of Puebla in Mexico. Modeling and technical implementation solved problems are presented and future steps for extending those services to the city of Puebla are also suggested.