A Preliminary Study on Real-Time Mobile-Aided Shuttle Bus Service

Conference paper


Due to the severe traffic congestion and the exponential rising number of vehicles on the road, public transport delays is a common and routine issue suffered by every citizen in a high-density city such as Kuala Lumpur. The delay becomes worse a day before and after school holidays or if there is accident happened on the road. Transit riders are unaware of the current traffic condition but have to keep on waiting until buses or trains arrive. As consequences, transit riders could be late to class or work. This paper studied on the needs of having a real-time bus location tracking system for UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and proposed to develop a mobile-aided Bus Locator which embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) that aids bus riders to trace and track the current location of the University shuttle bus. Literature study on existing location tracking systems, tools and technologies embedded in application development are carried out to apprehend how existing systems work and how real-time location data is collected, processed and displayed to users. This paper also covers hardware and software components needed across various operating systems platforms to facilitate real-time location tracking.


GPS Mobile application Real time Smartphones 



This work is supported by UCSI University under the University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and Information ScienceUCSI UniversitiCheras, Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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