Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11–12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Leveraging GPS and SMS-Based Bus Tracking Architecture for an Efficient Transportation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_10,
        author={Bassirou Kass\^{e} and Moussa Diallo and Bamba Gueye},
        title={Leveraging GPS and SMS-Based Bus Tracking Architecture for an Efficient Transportation},
        proceedings={Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11--12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL \& CNRIA},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Geolocation Tracking Sensors networks Internet of thing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_10}
    }
    
  • Bassirou Kassé
    Moussa Diallo
    Bamba Gueye
    Year: 2018
    Leveraging GPS and SMS-Based Bus Tracking Architecture for an Efficient Transportation
    INTERSOL & CNRIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_10
Bassirou Kassé1, Moussa Diallo1,*, Bamba Gueye1
  • 1: Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
*Contact email: moussa.diallo@ucad.edu.sn

Abstract

Nowadays, we note a huge population growth in Dakar Region due mainly to the drift from the land. Therefore, the suburbs keep growing and daily workers need to be transported since economic activities and most urban infrastructures are located in Dakar-downtown. The lack of punctuality and the amount of time wasted at a bus stop are big concerns for the national society of transportation “” (). We aim to enhance the communication system by allowing the bus passengers to know either how many bus stops it remains for a given bus to reach a fixed bus stop; or the estimated distance between a target bus and its position. The proposed architecture is based on GPS sensors and mobile networks that relay bus position towards bus passengers that request the information. Relying on two heuristics, Landmark-Based and Polygon-Based approach, the obtained results show that of targets are localized with an error distance less than 100 m.