Smart cities are not merely the infusion of technology into a city’s infrastructure, but also require citizens interacting with their urban environment in a smart and informed manner. Transportation is key aspect of smart cities. In this paper, we present a smart route planning open-source system; SMART-GH utilizes open data and participatory sensing, where citizens actively participate in collecting data about the city in their daily environment, e.g., noise, air pollution, etc. SMART-GH then augments the routing logic with sensor data to answer queries such as ‘return the least noisy route’. SMART-GH enables citizens to make smarter decisions about their daily commute, and subsequently improve their quality of life.
- Participatory sensing