Smartphones will streamline public communications

Public transport is a key element in the functioning of every metropolis, so that residents can commute to work or school. It works quite well, but researchers from the University of Washington have developed a special chip that will make it even better.

Specialists have built a special system using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which collects data using smartphones worn by passengers. The sensor installed on the bus will record inbound and outbound passengers and also calculate how many people are currently on board the vehicle. It also counts the travel time between the stops and will gather many other data.

The information collected will then be used to improve the functioning of public transport, that is, to adjust the timetable and routes in such a way as to best meet the needs of the residents.

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