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Informal public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa as a vessel for novel intelligent transport systems

dc.contributor.authorBooysen, Marthinus J.
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, S. J.
dc.contributor.authorZeeman, A. S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T11:04:13Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T11:04:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citationBooysen, M. J., Andersen, S. J. & Zeeman, A. s. 2013. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2013 16th International IEEE Conference : 767-772, on 6-9 October 2013, The Hague, Netherlands.en_ZA
dc.identifier.other10.1109/ITSC.2013.6728324
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86104
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6728324&isnumber=6728201en_ZA
dc.descriptionIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2013 16th International IEEE Conference on 6-9 October 2013, The Hague, Netherlands.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractDeveloped countries have lead the way in the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems, with the objectives of improving safety, efficiency, and environmental impact of transport. With the developing world entering the fray, the questions are: Is ITS in its current form relevant to the developing world? These regions face challenges that are different to that of the developed world, and are unique in their own ways. Many of the regions are evolving novel and innovative solutions to deliver on ITS objectives. In this paper we explore the informal public transport sector in Sub- Saharan Africa, which is in many ways unique to that of the developing world. We highlight some of the unique aspects, and highlight the dire safety and efficiency challenges that the sector faces. Mindful of the regional limitations, we introduce and discuss novel ITS solutions, which can be used to address these challenges. We also share some of the initial results observed through initial experimentation with one of the solutions.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherIEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen_ZA
dc.subjectInformal public transport -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic transportation -- Safety measuresen_ZA
dc.subjectIntelligent transportation systemsen_ZA
dc.subjectRoads -- Africa, Sub-Saharanen_ZA
dc.subjectTraffic engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleInformal public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa as a vessel for novel intelligent transport systemsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost-printen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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