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Improving Public Transportation for Riders with Disabilities through Smart City Services.

Improving Public Transportation for Riders with Disabilities through Smart City Services.

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Improving Public Transportation for Riders with Disabilities through Smart City Services.

Improving Public Transportation for Riders with Disabilities through Smart City Services.

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Yariv commented on LookingBus

Thanks Carl for your input, that exactly what we are doing. Riders reserve a trip, which they can do a head of time. Using our smart city technology at the bus stops, an alert is sent to the designated bus driver only when the rider is getting close by to the vicinity of the bus stop. The smart bus stops guide the riders to the exact location with high precision, thus reducing travel errors, wasted time, and missed buses. This is especially important for riders with visual impairment that often miss the bus just because they do not wait near the right pole, as they struggle with distinguishing between the bust stop pole and other nearby poles (e.g., stop sign). Thanks!

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Yariv commented on LookingBus

Using our system, the bus driver get the alert even if the riders wait nearby the bus stop, not necessarily next to right bus sign, this is one of the main issues that we are address. Today, when the rider is not standing at the exact location, the bus goes by and the the rider is getting forgotten, with the LookingBus system the responsibility is shared between the rider and the driver where the driver is prompted to look for the rider. Great point, thanks for asking:)

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Yariv commented on LookingBus

Thanks again for another great question. Yes, the system guides the user within the range of 1-3 fit from the bus stop sign.