[Ilugc] Projects for students
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Tue Jun 29 12:13:29 IST 2010
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Manokaran K <manokaran at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Arun Venkataswamy <arun289 at gmail.com
> > On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Manokaran K <manokaran at gmail.com>
> > > Interesting idea. A system that uses an RFID sensor installed in bus
> > > shelters can sense the arrival of buses (fitted with RFID transmitters)
> > and
> > > appropriately update its bus location database. But I think it would be
> > > much
> > > more complex and the location information will be of a lesser
> > > than a GPS!
> > >
> > >
> > RFIDs are generically very shot range. For it to cover the distance
> > the bus and the bus shelter (especially considering the drivers stopping
> > the
> > bus at will) you might require some exotic variant which might be
> > than a GPS+GPRS solution. Effectively a smart phone with GPS is enough to
> > act the server in the bus.
> I think even in Chennai, some buses have been fitted with a GPS+GPRS system
> that will inform a server its locations. The project idea is to have a
> communication system in place in bus shelters which commuters can connect
> and query the system.
Slightly making it OT, there is a site which makes the live MTC GPS data of
available online but works only on IE. *Sick*
http://alert.net.in/eta/ Its been there for almost a year now, but wonder
how many people use it.There was no PR what so ever and sometimes the data
is not useful as not all buses on a route are GPS enabled.
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