application

name of the application

CrowdITS

Reference

author(s), year

Ali et al, 2012

Description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

An application which developes congestion free re-routes for Android and iPhone mobile phones.

deployment

status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration, …)

experiment

Target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists, …

car-drivers

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

transport mode

which modes of transport can be monitored (bicycle, public transportation, car, …)

car

coordination

who can launch a campaign

There is no possibility to participate and launch your own campaigns.

Sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain data

GPS

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

location

what type of qualitative data is gathered

Posting events that the user encounters, such as congestion, construction, closed roads, collosions, accidents,…

what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health ; What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

Alternate routes on the basis of the posted events.

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

Directly ont he smartphone’s app by means of a map with events marked as stars.

visualisations

method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

Stars on a map refer to events which interfere with the mobility of the users.

incentives

self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

not defined

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

not defined

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

Efficient data aggregation an verification algorithms, traffic predicitions and efficient interface design for crowd reporting.

remarks

other important remarks for the review, links to other projects, …

Crowdsourcing in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) without the use of specialized sensory equipments.

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