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Pervasive multimedia guidance system for special needs passengers on public transport

Carmelo R García*, Ricardo Pérez, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia, Francisco Alayón and Gabino Padrón

Author Affiliations

Cybernetic Science and Technology Institute of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Tafira, 35017 Las Palmas, Spain

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012, 2012:90  doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-90

Published: 6 March 2012

Abstract

This article presents a practical case of a pervasive multimedia guidance system for public transport passengers. In order to provide useful information to passengers, the system is capable of operating and adapting spontaneously to the different parts of a public transport network, using local data communication technologies. The multimedia data provided by the system are highly accessible, and adapt to the passengers' preferences, and are consequently suitable for special needs passengers. To this end, a paradigm of pervasive computing has been applied.

Keywords:
pervasive system; intelligent transport system; multimedia guidance system