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The Real-time Bus Route Information System for Mobile Devices (A Mobile Bus Application for the Android Platform.)
By: Md Shaukat Ali 2010202032 MCA (Regular)
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF Dr. P. Geetha Assistant Professor Department Of Information Science & Technology Anna University
Project Type: Internal
is the agency that operates the public transport bus service in Chennai.ABSTRACT In recent years we have seen an explosion in Smartphone ownership. Although it provides service with efficiency to citizens in Chennai. This project aims to use both GPS location and Google Maps in the development of an Android application for the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) Chennai. The project is aiming to implement a bus arrival predictor on the platform of Google Android that can provide relevant bus route information with bus arrival time to users. Page 2 . the corporation operates 42. Excessively long waiting time at bus stops often discourages the travellers and makes them reluctant to take buses. The calculation will be done on the server side and the processed data will be retrieved and presented to the user’s mobile phones. The bus arrival time is primary information to most city transport travellers. people still come across the time when they miss a bus and spend a long time queuing at the bus stops.Now a days substantial numbers of smart phones user would use 3G technology to get fast access to Internet as well the facilities of Geo-locating came with almost all smart phones.961 services daily in 800 routes . This in combination with Google Maps for example provides a great opportunity to provide the user with rich location specific data. It operates in an area of 3929 square kilometre. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (formerly known as Pallavan Transport Corporation) sometimes known as the MTC. As from the MTC Chennai sources approx 1000 buses are equipped with GPS. As of 2012. The project explored the great flexibility and capability of Google Android mobile phones.Buses transportation System is one of the busiest system in Chennai. especially buses of popular routes. Along with this increase in ownership comes the opportunity to utilize to sensory inputs of these devices in order to make our lives simpler and to allow us to get through our days more efficiently. The MTC alone carries around 5 million passengers per day. One widely used input for mobile applications is GPS (Global Positioning System) location. Based on this data I proposed an android based application which show a dynamic timetable for the route at the bus stop and show the locations in Google map . India.
Create an HTTP based API for use by the Android client. Make an attractive and user friendly interface. . Show bus locations on a Google Map. It should automatically refresh the locations. Make use of devices with GPS chips to find stops near a user.ANDROID ACTIVITY LIFECYCLE SYSTEM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES : The overall system is broken down into components to achieve the following objectives Page 3 Develop an application showing a dynamic timetable for a route at a bus stop.
It provides a RESTful API.Google Maps API SERVER 4. CLIENT APPLICATION 8. This is the purpose of an application. The MySQL database.The first two goals in my opinion are most important. To them this is the entire application. The MySQL database contains all the schedule data provided by MTC. 6. all queryable. 2. The MTCRoid Server: This is a server written in Java. The user should not be concerned about any other components making up the system. This is what the user interacts with. The MTCRoid client. used to provide information to the Android client using HTTP requests.Google Geocoding API 5. OVERALL SYSTEM DESIGN: This project was divided into three main components. It has to be quick and simple to use. They are list below: 1.SERV ER APPLIC ATION MOBILE 3. 3.RESOURC ES INTER NET 2.WEB SERVICE 1.MTC Database SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE Page 4 . The application should be fast and the data provided by a simple uncluttered interface to provide a good user experience.GPS API GPS 7. to provide the user with valuable information with the least amount of work on their part.
LITRATURE SURVEY Reference Papers: 1. City of Calgary Year:2004 http://nctr.its. Reference Paper 1 Title: A prescription for transit arrival/departure prediction using automatic vehicle location data Author: F.edu/pubs/trc2003. Seattle. Page 5 .W.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%207-1%20Shalaby.pdf The emphasis of this research effort was on using AVL and APC dynamic data to develop a bus travel time model capable of providing real-time information on bus arrival and departure times to passengers (via traveller information services) and to transit controllers for the application of proactive control strategies. D.washington. Cathey.J.Refernce paper 2 Title: Prediction Model of Bus Arrival and Departure Times Using AVL and APC Data Author: Amer Shalaby.usf. The developed model is comprised of two Kalman filter algorithms for the prediction of running times and dwell times alternately in an integrated framework. Dailey Department of Electrical Engineering. This prescription uses a data ﬂow approach and breaks the task of predicting arrival/departure into several component parts. University of Washington. Each of these parts is realized as software that implements an algorithm to accomplish the goals of that component 2.pdf This paper we present a general prescription for the prediction of transit vehicle arrival/departure. University of Toronto Ali Farhan. Year: 2003 http://www.
sg/home/limo/papers/sys012fp. https://play. Reference Paper 3 Title: How Long to Wait?: Predicting Bus Arrival Time with Mobile Phone based Participatory Sensing Author: Pengfei Zhou.3. With commodity mobile phones.google.wikipedia.asp?newsid=1609 5. Singapore Year: 2012 http://www3.edu. so it can be easily adopted to support universal bus service systems without requesting support from particular bus operating companies. the bus passengers’ surrounding environmental context is electively collected and utilized to estimate the bus travelling routes and predict bus arrival time at various bus stops.org/ MTC Chennai Website 3.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Transport_Corporation_(Chennai) Social Encyclopaedia 2.com/store/search?q=Chennai+MTC&c=apps (List of previously created apps) 4. http://en.timesofindia. The proposed system solely relies on the collaborative eﬀort of the participating users and is independent from the bus operating companies.indiatimes.com/detailnews. http://articles. Yuanqing Zheng Mo Li Nanyang Technological University.com/2012-02-03/chennai/31020926_1_mtc-plansgps-system-21g Page 6 .ntu.pdf This paper present a bus arrival time prediction system based on bus passengers’ participatory sensing.mtcbus. Reference Websites : 1. http://www.livechennai. http://www.