The Smart Bus: a novel approach to using buses Erina Ferro CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT)

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The Smart Bus: a novel approach to using buses Erina Ferro CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) Slide 2 What is a smart bus?? It is a visionary idea for enhancing city, intercity and tourist buses Not only a transport medium, but what the passenger wishes: A way to keep working An information medium Allowing continued monitoring of patients An entertainment place Monitoring the outside environment And so on... CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) 2 Slide 3 3 Slide 4 SERVICES GENERIC for passengers: Tourist information on the road Meteo info and air pollution Advertisement news CUSTOMISED for passengers: Get the info requested on boarding Keep connection: medical monitoring, Internet access MANAGEMENT: Driver medical monitoring Bus status monitoring Environment monitoring (security, pollution, traffic) CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) 4 Slide 5 Characteristics Novel idea, existing projects mostly orientated towards fleet management Most advantageous for long trips, such as intercity or tourism Can reduce the usage of cars Can reduce driver's stress Can compete with train services Each bus is connected through a hub, either WiMAX or satellite CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) 5 Slide 6 6 Slide 7 References Erina Ferro Head of Wireless Networks at ISTI institute, Pisa, CNR (IT) Erina.Ferro@isti.cnr.itErina.Ferro@isti.cnr.it +39 050 315 3070 Francesco Potort Potorti@isti.cnr.itPotorti@isti.cnr.it +39 050 315 3058 CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) 7 Slide 8 Why not a project to set up a pilot bus service in an European tourist city? IWSSC - 2008 CNR-ISTI Pisa (IT) 8

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