RIFD, GPS for public transport

It is possible to create in some of the neighborhood a transport system based in the technology of the GPS, RIFD, KINECT, smartphones and social network to permit to change the trip of the buses and the position of the bike sharing docks by the preference of the customers?

The idea is to use the smartphones to keep contacted people and public transportations to create the more efficience trip for customers:

The RIFS app for smartphone:

The RFID Connect smartphone app is more than just the conference program guide in the palm of the hand-it’s an interactive tool synched with the RFID Connect Web site, It is possible to search for products, exhibitors and sessions people wish to attend, and add these to your event planner. People can also introduce themself to other attendees and request meetings. Any sessions, meetings or to-dos added to your event planner online will be synched with the smartphone app, and any of these items added on the phone will be reflected on the Web site.

The application can includes the following features:

Passport program: At our larger events, scan a QR Code when you visit a booth and you could win a wide variety of prizes.

Facebook and Twitter: Post to Facebook or Tweet right from the app.

Facility info: View a map of the conference facility.

GPS & Public Transportation article

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling of knowing you’ve got an appointment to keep and you’ve missed your ride? People who rely on public transport options such as buses have experienced that feeling all too often due to buses not keeping reliable schedules. One day the bus might arrive (and leave) ten minutes early, while the next day it keeps you waiting five to ten minutes longer than expected. Either way, the unpredictable schedule could make you late for work or cause you to miss an important meeting altogether. As cities try to tackle the growing problem, some are turning to GPS vehicle tracking for help.

GPS vehicle tracking allows managers to monitor the movement of fleet vehicles such as city buses from a remote location. A transmitter placed on the vehicle sends signals to a computer, reporting such information as location, speed, duration of stops, and fuel usage. The information gathered enables stricter monitoring of schedules for each individual driver and encourages more precise timing for stops. It also allows location information to be tracked on a website so that transit riders can check to see where the bus is before they head for the bus stop. Sometimes a traffic jam or an accident makes a late stop unavoidable, but with GPS vehicle tracking, passengers will know to plan for the change and can avoid standing in the rain or cold weather while waiting for the bus.

Cities such as Asheville, NC are considering implementing the GPS vehicle tracking technology to improve the overall image of the bus system as well as to better serve their passengers. As more businesses and individuals desire to “go green,” more people may begin taking advantage of public transportation to reduce emissions, a decision which makes reliability an even greater responsibility for city bus systems. People shouldn’t have to make the choice between kindness to the environment and reliable transportation. With the help of GPS vehicle tracking, cities can serve their citizens by giving them the opportunity to take advantage of a reliable transit system that reduces the number of cars on the road.

We’ve all experienced the frustration of being stuck in a traffic jam when you’ve got an appointment to keep. Next time you find yourself stopped in traffic on the way to work, consider whether it might be worth the reduced hassle and reduced emissions to get up a few minutes earlier and catch the bus.

An example of the using of GPS system used in Canada for the children transportation by the school bus that could be considered for the problem of the school closing in Chicago:

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