User-Specific Web-Based Route Planning
A web-application for route planning should allow users with special requirements like blind or visually impaired people, and wheelchair users to increase their mobility in urban areas. Especially when visiting an unknown city as a tourist, detailed information is needed. Based on a developed digital map for these special user groups, route planning of barrier-free routes with additional information and pre-trip training will be provided. Moreover, public transport is essential for these user groups. Individual user profiles enable the definition of preferences for every single user which will influence route planning and visualization. The upcoming challenges in data modeling and route planning by using time schedules of public transport and multi-criteria optimization are discussed in this article.
KeywordsPublic Transport User Preference Short Path Problem Route Planning Blind People
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