Survey of Public Transport Routes using Wi-Fi

João Ribeiro, André Zúquete, Susana Sargento

Abstract

An important aspect in improving public transport efficiency is collecting information regarding travelers’ routes, usually represented as an Origin Destination (OD) matrix. Most public transportation systems implement fare collection systems that can provide the accurate origins of travelers’ routes but not accurate destinations. In this paper we look at Wi-Fi, more specifically 802.11 data-link layer, as a candidate to provide OD matrix estimations. We present a system and an algorithm capable of collecting information, complemented with positioning and time, regarding Wi-Fi capable devices inside a bus. A system is also presented to implement this concept using minimal requirements. An implementation of this system was deployed in a public bus to collect data for several months. This resulted on over 71929 traveler routes collected in 127 different days. This data was contextualized and mapped to an OD system in order to demonstrate how it can be used to generate OD matrix estimations.

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in Harvard Style

Ribeiro J., Zúquete A. and Sargento S. (2018). Survey of Public Transport Routes using Wi-Fi.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-293-6, pages 168-177. DOI: 10.5220/0006708001680177


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits18,
author={João Ribeiro and André Zúquete and Susana Sargento},
title={Survey of Public Transport Routes using Wi-Fi},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2018},
pages={168-177},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006708001680177},
isbn={978-989-758-293-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Survey of Public Transport Routes using Wi-Fi
SN - 978-989-758-293-6
AU - Ribeiro J.
AU - Zúquete A.
AU - Sargento S.
PY - 2018
SP - 168
EP - 177
DO - 10.5220/0006708001680177