Simple turn-by-turn route guidance for pedestrians

Mikko Tarkiainen, Kimmo Kauvo, Jari Kaikkonen

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    Previous research in pedestrian route guidance is mainly focused on presenting a route map on the screen of a PDA. The number of Internet-capable mobile phones is increasing rapidly. They usually have a small display, which cannot show usable maps. This paper presents an alternative way to guide a pedestrian with a mobile phone. An experiment was conducted in order to investigate how simple turn-by- turn route guidance for WAP phone could be provided. The initial results show that the turn-by-turn guidance is easy to learn and an effective way to navigate, especially in city areas. In order to provide efficient route guidance for a pedestrian, route calculation should be optimized for pedestrian needs. Future research should include the use of landmarks in the pedestrian route guidance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITS: Transforming the Future
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    PublisherITS Australia
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 30 Sept 20014 Oct 2001


    Conference8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems


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