The future of commercial location-based services in ITS: On-line on the move

Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Armi Vilkman, Raine Hautala

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    The ability to determine the location of the user of a mobile device has opened up a market for a new kind of services. In addition to knowledge of the user's location, these location-based services (LBS) build strongly on the concept of context-awareness. This paper looks at the future of location-based services in Intelligent Transport Systems by introducing recent developments in the field of technology and in the service environment. The variety of different location-based services is looked at. In addition, different terminals as well as positioning and communication technologies are examined for their significance for the implementation and utilisation of location-based ITS services. The growing number of mobile phones, smart phones in particular, has opened the door for location-based services targeting the traveller. Obstacles for implementing and using location-based services are explored. Some of the most significant issues are related to privacy and data roaming. In conclusion, a roadmap for how the service system and technologies will develop in the future is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, featuring ITS America's annual meeting and exposition, October 16-20, 2011, Orlando, Florida
    PublisherIntelligent Transportation Society of America - ITS America
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


    Conference18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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