Design of an automated system for proper utilization of travel time variability of public transport system

A. Ahmad*, M. A.K. Rizvi, N. Mohanan, Y. Z. Sait, A. S. D’Silva, M. Sadhu

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Traffic congestion is as one of the biggest challenges facing by the developing countries’ transportation systems. Apart from other causes that create delays in commuting time, the traffic congestion is the most important cause. Due to delays, commuters, especially students, using public transport like school buses face a great confusion regarding the time of arrival of their commute while departing from their schools. Through this work we developed and designed an innovative automated system for monitoring and proper utilization of travel time variability of commuter’s mode of transportation which will eliminate the confusion by effectively generating an alert to its awaiting commuter once the transport is few minutes away from reaching the pickup point of that particular commuter. The generated alert signal is in the form of a miss call to the commuter’s mobile phone number and hence, making the system a cost effective one. The developed system is created by interfacing GSM and GPS modules via a microcontroller. The developed system helps the commuters in using the travel time variability information properly and productively in scheduling their time management rather than unutilized waiting time and also, eliminates the risks of missing their transport in the case of early arrival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9391-9400
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Bus transport commuting system
  • GPS
  • GSM
  • Microcontroller
  • Traffic congestion
  • Travel time variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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