“Connected Car”-Based Customised On-Demand Tours: The Concept and Underlying Technologies

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Oleg Gusikhin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9870)


Wide spreading of such concepts as ubiquitous computing, connectivity, cyberphysical systems, Internet of Things opens various possibilities both in increasing the human productivity in various tasks and developing new business models that allow companies to transform from product suppliers to service providers or even to virtual companies acting as brokers. The paper proposes a concept of customised on-demand tours by cars or minivans as one of the phenomena of the above transformation. It also describes the technological basis underlying the concept and explains the proposed scenario via an illustrative case study.


Connected car On-demand tour Service Technological basis 



The presented results are part of the research carried out within the project funded by grants #15-07-08092, 15-07-08391, 16-07-00375, 16-07-00375 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The work has been partially financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Oleg Gusikhin
    • 3
  1. 1.SPIIRASSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Ford Motor CompanyDearbornUSA

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