# For of bus drivers we can collect tracking data

For
interprovincial buses currently we have a fixed operational time. But in real
case the travel time is depended on departure time. Here I try to identify a
method to develop a timetable based on dynamic travel time using crowd sourced
data.

But,
because of the requirement of a critical mass of participants (buses) for a
better result, crowd sourced data collecting systems are difficult to work with
and prototype.

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With
the help of bus drivers we can collect tracking data with the help of GPS, Wi-Fi
and accelerometer by installing an application.

Using
this timetable, passengers can get an idea about the travel time according to
the departure time. Not only they but bus drivers, bus owners and bus owners’
societies are also benefited.

02. Problem Statement

The
current timetables for interprovincial buses have a fixed operational time. It
is irrespective of departure time. But in real case the time taken for a
journey is depended on the departure time.

Ex:
in peak hours operational time is longer.

03. Significance of the research

Respective
to the departure time, the travel time of interprovincial buses is varied.
Therefore a timetable based on dynamic travel time is needed.

04. Scope of the study

To
get the correct travel time of interprovincial buses.

Here
I have selected Colombo-Mathara highway and normal way. Selected bus departure
interval is 15 minutes.

05. Aims and Objectives of the research

Ø  To
identify a method to develop a timetable based on dynamic travel time using
crowed sourced data.

Ø  To
present an interprovincial bus timetable according to the departure time.

Ø  To
give an idea about the travel time for interprovincial passengers according to
the departure time.

06. Hypothesis

Travel
time is not depended on the day, but on the departure time.

07. Proposed Methodology

Methodology
for this research is shown below

Ø  Developing
the GPS tracking device

Ø  Collecting
data

Ø  Analyzing
data

Ø  Finalization
and conclusion

Selected
routes are Colombo-Mathara highway and normal way. Colombo to Mathara buses and
Mathara to Colombo buses are taken for the research. Travel time for buses
which leaves in 15 minute intervals are considered. GPS tracking devices are
provided to bus drivers and data is collected.