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Road Network Operations
& Intelligent Transport Systems
A guide for practitioners!
Location based services for real-time information are focused on providing details of public transport services or road conditions in close proximity to the user's current location. A good example is the NetNav App provided by Centro in the UK West Midlands. This mobile application uses GPS to identify the user’s location and present the closest bus stops to thatlocation as well as real-time departures from those stops. The App also contains a location-based journey planner.
The Hands Free Traffic Talker England service uses data from the Highways Englanbd to power its app - which uses GPS to locate the user and present a hands’ free audio service providing location-based traffic information.
The key requirements for these applications are: