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.
|Title of host publication||ITS: Transforming the Future|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 30 Sep 2001 → 4 Oct 2001
|Conference||8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems|
|Period||30/09/01 → 4/10/01|
Tarkiainen, M., Kauvo, K., & Kaikkonen, J. (2001). Simple turn-by-turn route guidance for pedestrians. In ITS: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems ITS Australia.