Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon develops iPhone app that predicts when bus will arrive
Date:7/27/2011

Everybody who waits at a bus stop wants to know one thing: Where's the bus? Thanks to Tiramisu, a new iPhone application developed at Carnegie Mellon University, transit riders in Pittsburgh will soon be able to get the answer by using crowdsourcing to share arrival times with each other.

Tiramisu literally, Italian for "pick me up" makes it easy for riders to use their iPhones to signal the location and occupancy level of the Port Authority of Allegheny County bus they are riding, in real-time. The new app was developed by researchers in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT), supported in part by CMU's Traffic21 initiative. It is available free through the iTunes AppStore.

With Tiramisu, anyone waiting at a bus or T stop with an iPhone can see which buses or light rail vehicles are due to arrive next and, thanks to the signals from riders already aboard, get an idea of how long they have to wait.

When a rider first activates the app, Tiramisu displays the nearest stops and a list of buses or light rail vehicles that are scheduled to arrive. The list includes arrival times, based either on historical data for that route or on real-time reports from riders. When the desired vehicle arrives, the user indicates the level of "fullness" and then presses a button, allowing their phone to share an ongoing GPS trace with the Tiramisu server. Once aboard, the rider can use Tiramisu to find out which stop is next and to report problems, positive experiences and suggestions.

Tiramisu allows transit riders to create the information they want in collaboration with Port Authority of Allegheny County. It is a model for how citizens can help produce the public services and information they desire.

The information available through Tiramisu is also critical for riders with disabilities. The fullness information lets riders who use wheelchairs know if there is space on the bus
'/>"/>

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Carnegie Mellon will test ability of embedded sensors to detect onset of dementia, infirmity
2. Carnegie Mellon research provides insight into brains decision-making process
3. Carnegie Mellon to host workshop about basics of technology entrepreneurship
4. Carnegie Mellon to host crisis management workshop
5. Carnegie Mellons Steinbrenner Institute helps grow green jobs
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers uncover how the brain processes faces
7. Personal Best Develops Workplace Weight Loss Program
8. M. D. Anderson develops tool to measure severity of chronic graft-vs.-host disease symptoms
9. UD team develops new method for producing proteins critical to medical research
10. UMass Memorial health care develops fully integrated EMR
11. How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... Nitrosigine®, a patented complex of bonded arginine silicate ... is hosting the Nitrosigine Pump Challenge at the America’s ... The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The event ... 2015. , Nitrosigine is a patented ingredient of ... status; now affirmed as GRAS.^ It has been clinically ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The report “Vasculitis – Pipeline Review, H1 ... Vasculitis. Vasculitis is a disease that features tenderness of ... is not known. Vasculitis can affect any body system ... can include fever, weight loss, tiredness, aches, pains, night ... limb. Vasculitis is treatable, but it is not curable. ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The week of March 2nd - 8th ... Awareness Day being recognized on March 13th, the aim ... risks associated with sleep related illnesses, costing the United ... of America have turned to social media with an ... virally inspire conversation regarding the disease. , The ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... California (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... a worrisome public health issue worldwide. The rising prevalence ... economic and social burden in both developed and developing ... is projected to rise to 1.5 billion, equating to ... of these patients are forecast to come from the ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Bird B Gone, the leader in ... now offers its popular plastic (polycarbonate) bird spike in ... bird deterrent is ready-to-use and comes in ... décor of the building or structure onto which it ... clear, light grey, brown, black and tan—make the spikes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nitrosigine® Challenges Fitness Enthusiasts at The Arnold to Get Pumped 2Health News:Nitrosigine® Challenges Fitness Enthusiasts at The Arnold to Get Pumped 3Health News:Vasculitis Therapeutics Pipeline H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Vasculitis Therapeutics Pipeline H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Vasculitis Therapeutics Pipeline H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Innovative Sleep Apnea Procedure Could Save US Healthcare System Billions 2Health News:Innovative Sleep Apnea Procedure Could Save US Healthcare System Billions 3Health News:Innovative Sleep Apnea Procedure Could Save US Healthcare System Billions 4Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Health News:Plastic Bird Spikes Now Come in 7 Colors to Blend in With Their Surroundings 2
... world-renowned fragile X syndrome researcher, who was the first ... disorder, will be honored by the March of Dimes. ... Timmie Professor of Human Genetics and Charles Howard Candler ... as professor of biochemistry and pediatrics at Emory University ...
... of persons who smoked 20 or more cigarettes per day declined ... smoking 10 or more cigarettes a day, with these declines greater ... a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA . ... in the United States, consumption was typically 1 pack (about 20 ...
... by a new type of self-monitoring blood glucose sensor being ... Clinic in Arizona. More than 23 million people in ... leading cause of death in the United States. It contributes ... lower extremity amputations and other chronic conditions. Many people ...
... University doctor should be studied and copied as a way to ... problem of adding 40 million people to its health care system ... Health Team Model (FHT) could help ease the burden. "What we ... and efficient way of providing health care," says Walter Rosser, professor ...
... technique has demonstrated that it can measure the interactions between ... other biological molecules. These extremely difficult measurements can aid the ... percent of the 7,000 proteins in a human cell reside ... 60 to 70 percent of the signals that control the ...
... 15, 2011Since the first laparoscopic procedure was performed to ... University in St. Louis, this breakthrough minimally invasive technique ... This remarkable achievement is celebrated with a series of ... peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fragile X researcher honored by March of Dimes 2Health News:Prevalence of heavy smokers in US decreases 2Health News:Prevalence of heavy smokers in US decreases 3Health News:New device holds promise of making blood glucose testing easier for patients with diabetes 2Health News:New device holds promise of making blood glucose testing easier for patients with diabetes 3Health News:New laser technique opens doors for drug discovery 2Health News:20th anniversary of first laparoscopic nephrectomy 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ), a ... will present at the 27 th Annual ROTH Conference, ... Dana Point, California from March 8 to March ... Valerie Palmieri , will be presenting on Monday, March 9 ... Eric Schoen , the company,s Vice President of Finance and ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tbjpmj/blister_packaging ) has announced ... the US 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% over the ... high-visibility packaging that uses pre-formed plastic packs for small ... layer, made either of plastic or aluminum, with cavities ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Calif. , March 3, 2015  BioPharmX Corporation ... development of novel drug delivery products to address unmet ... that Jim Pekarsky , chief executive officer and ... Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference on Wednesday, March ... Laguna Niguel in Dana ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vermillion To Present at 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 9 2United States Blister Packaging Market 2015-2019 - Growing Demand in Pharmaceuticals Industry with Amcor, Bemis, MeadWestvaco & Sonoco Products Dominating 2BioPharmX Corporation To Present At 27th Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference On March 11, 2015 2BioPharmX Corporation To Present At 27th Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference On March 11, 2015 3
... One of the more difficult aspects of planning ... resource and investment allocations that are needed to prepare ... wrestle with allocating the appropriate resources for informing key ... are carried out across different functional areas. ...
... Floridians turned in nearly 5,500 pounds of prescription and ... enforcement offices throughout the state during the Drug Take ... the amount dropped off at 38 sites last year. ... National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Uncovers Key Success Factors and Common Failure Points for Launching New Metabolic Products in Today's Competitive Healthcare Market 2NADDI and the C.A.R.E.S. Alliance Co-Sponsor Successful Drug Take Back Day 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: