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Development of a collaborative mobile APP with real-time public transport information and corresponding data analysis system

Grant number: 16/12952-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal researcher:Ivo Eduardo Roman Pons
Grantee:Ivo Eduardo Roman Pons
Company:Scipopulis Desenvolvimento e Análise de Dados Ltda

Abstract

Big and small cities in Latin America suffer with mobility issues. As a result of a lack of investment in infrastructure and the population growth, cities became increasingly dependent on cars and now huge traffic jams slow down citizens commuting and thus reduce their quality of life. On this cities the public transportation system is another victim of the mobility issues and as a consequence is unstable, unreliable and prone to failures. Under these conditions, passengers depend on precise and up to date information to better adapt to common transport service level fluctuations. Unfortunately, transport information systems in Latin America are fragile and as a result uninformed passengers are unable to avoid system. (AU)

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