Tram location and route navigation system using Smartphone
It is very important to reduce passenger waiting time at tram stops, when tram time tables are unknown by passengers. In order to accomplish that, we propose a tram location and route navigation system by using smartphones. The system is able to easily retrieve information about trams’ locations by GPS, also providing users with the shortest walking route to the nearest tram station. For evaluating the usefulness of this system, we perform a demonstration experiment on an actual “Centrum” LRT system in the center of Toyama city.
GIS a more complex mapping technology that is connected to a particular database. Because it’s generic, it is a broader term than the GPS in its technical sense. Thus, GIS is a computer program or application that is utilized to view and handle data about geographic locations and spatial correlations among others. It simply gives the user a framework to obtain information.
DISADVANTAGES OF EXISTING SYSTEM:
- Merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.
- Complex mapping technology
- No wrong root indication
- No nearest indication
In order to reduce waiting time at tram stops, passengers would have to obtain live time tables for any tram stop. To achieve this complicated task, we propose a new tram location and route navigation system by using ICT (Information and Communication Technology). The system relays data about the current location of a tram to the smart phone of a tram user.
ADVANTAGES OF PROPOSED SYSTEM:
By using this system, we can expect an improvement of user convenience especially for trams lines that have long operational intervals.
The system can also be used for a variety of public transportation applications.
- Administrator Module
- Passenger Login Module
- Passenger Registration Module
- Train Search Module
- Ticket Reservation Module
- Train Tracking Module
The whole system is controlled by an administrator, administrator login into system by giving his authentication details such as username and password. After login into the system, he can see the trains currently available to the passengers. The train details are Train name, departure, destination, seat availability, and running days. And administrator can also add a new train into the databases.
In this module, the user can login into the system by providing their credential, if a user is new to this application, and don’t have their credential details such as username and password; he can register as a new member in this system by registering.
If any user doesn’t have username and password to login into the system, then he can choose to register as a new member by choosing register option. He prompt to give his personal and contact information such as name, address, phone number, email id, and he can choose his own username and password. If registration is success then the user can login into the system, by username and password chosen by him/her
After successfully login into system, passenger can search the available trains by their requirements. The requirements may departure, destination, journey date. The list of available trains is shown to the user. Then user may select any train and make ticket reservation. If no train is available, then user may change the journey date, departure, or destination.
Ticket Reservation Module
If the journey date, destination and departure is match for a train then the passenger can select the particular train, after selecting the particular train, user will get the trains details and seat availability in each class, the classes will be AC, Sleeper and seater class. User can select any class, and input the number of seats to reserve, if the user selected seats not available then he prompt to give only select seat less than or equal to available seats. After selecting no. of seats, user can make payment, when he ready to pay, the details of reservation will be shown to the user such as class, number of seats, total amount. Then the user may confirm or cancel the payment. If he confirms the payment then only the ticket will be reserved for that passenger, otherwise it will be open to all.
The passenger has the options to track the Trains in real time. Trains physical location will show in the map with the place currently train is travelling. Passenger can select particular train, and then train details such as previous station, next static, train started date and expected time to reach the next station are shown to the user. The route covered by the train is shown as a yellow line, and route to be covered will show as the dotted yellow line. The trains currently running on time will be shown in blue color, and trains currently running late will be shown in red color.
CPU type : Intel Pentium 4
Clock speed : 3.0 GHz
Ram size : 512 MB
Hard disk capacity : 40 GB
Monitor type : 15 Inch color monitor
Keyboard type : internet keyboard
Operating System : Android
Language : ANDROID SDK 2.3
Back End : SQLite
Documentation : Ms-Office
Kunimitsu Fujita, Masaya Kato, Tatsuya Furukane, Keiji Shibata, Yuukou Horita, Member, IEEE University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan, “Tram Location and Route Navigation System using Smartphone”, 2012 IEEE CONFERENCE.