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A Cooperative Positioning Service for Multi-Modal Public Transit Situations

  • G. Retscher (a1) and F. Obex (a2)
Abstract

A better understanding of passenger movement in multi-modal transit situations is the major aim of this study. By using a novel Cooperative Positioning (CP) approach, algorithms can be generated which considerably increase the accuracy of person tracking. Smooth transit at stations is enabled, thus the total waiting time for routing at the traffic interchange is reduced. A Location-Based Services (LBS) user is guided by the service and located with the assistance of the whole user group. In addition to the technological developments, the acceptance and end-user needs are considered. End-users of such a service have the right to withdraw their consent for transferring location-based and other personal data at any time. They also receive clear and comprehensive information about when and why they reveal their personal data and location and its further use. In this paper, the concept is introduced followed by a comprehensive discussion of the suitable CP localisation techniques as well as an implementation strategy. Furthermore, ethical and usability aspects are discussed to ensure user-friendly results.

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