Simple turn-by-turn route guidance for pedestrians

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    Abstract

    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 publication8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 30 Sep 20014 Oct 2001

    Conference

    Conference8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period30/09/014/10/01

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    Tarkiainen, M., Kauvo, K., & Kaikkonen, J. (2001). Simple turn-by-turn route guidance for pedestrians. In 8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems