Pervasive System for the Local Tow-Truck Service

  • Eduardo Martín-Pulido
  • Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
  • Carmelo R. García
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)


This paper presents the development of a pervasive system prototype for the Local Tow-Truck service. This system makes it possible to video, process, store and transfer each service carried out by the company with any of the tow-trucks in its fleet. The data are administered by the tow-truck operators by means of mobile devices and are temporarily stored in a system on board the tow-truck in question. On arrival at their base, these data are automatically transferred to a common repository, which can be accessed from the offices of the central municipal vehicle pound. The aim of this system is to enable the Local Tow-Truck Service to certify the quality and safety of each transfer and guarantee the state of the transported vehicle at all times, and thereby to respond to any potential claims.


pervasive systems intelligent transport systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Martín-Pulido
    • 1
  • Alexis Quesada-Arencibia
    • 1
  • Carmelo R. García
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and Institute for CyberneticsUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain

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