Feasibility Study of Using Mobile Gateways for Providing Internet Connectivity in Public Transportation Vehicles

Abstract

A broad range of diverse technologies, known collectively as intelligent transportation systems (ITS), holds the answer to many of our transportation problems. ITS provides the intelligent link between travellers, vehicles, and infrastructure. In this paper, we study the feasibility of an architecture that involves deploying mobile gateways on a selected subset of public transport vehicles for two ITS applications: providing Internet connectivity to the passengers and traffic monitoring. We assume that all buses, bus stops and traffic lights are equipped with a wireless device to communicate with in-range neighbours (e.g. other buses). In our analysis, we use realistic movement patterns of public transport buses in a metropolitan city. Our results suggest that it is feasible to use such an architecture with existing radio technologies for ITS applications.

Citation

Gunadi Setiawan, Samuel Iskandar, Salil Kanhere, Quan Jun Chen, and Kun-chan Lan, "Feasibility Study of Using Mobile Gateways for Providing Internet Connectivity in Public Transportation Vehicles," in IWCMC, July 2006.

Bitex

@ARTICLE{Setiawan2006:Transportation,
AUTHOR = {Gunadi Setiawan, Samuel Iskandar, Salil Kanhere, Quan Jun Chen, and Kun-chan Lan},
TITLE = {Feasibility Study of Using Mobile Gateways for Providing Internet Connectivity in Public Transportation Vehicles},
BOOKTITLE = {IWCMC 2006},
MONTH = {July},
YEAR = {2006}
}

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