Trip analyzer through smartphone apps

Conference Paper · January 2011with17 Reads
DOI: 10.1145/2093973.2094068 · Source: DBLP
Conference: 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM-GIS 2011, November 1-4, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA, Proceedings


    Broad usage of Smartphones and mobile apps enables both individual trip summary and regional travel demand analysis. In this paper, we describe a trip analysis system, as part of smarter transit service. This trip analysis system consists of mobile apps and a centralized analyzer. It identifies the travel mode and purpose of the trips sensed by mobile devices, provides trip summaries and insights to mobile subscribers, and generates meaningful patterns to support traffic operation planning and transit system design. It is developed and deployed to the Smartphones of the volunteers in Dubuque, IA, to serve both the volunteers and the transit agencies. Preliminary evaluation has demonstrated the applicability of the design.