VoiceInfo: Location-based Social Voice Media for Traffic Information

Olli Pihlajamaa (Corresponding author), Timo Laakko, Juho Kostiainen, Lauri Lankinen

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    In Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and mobility services, the potential of user generated content is still largely untapped. In this paper, we introduce VoiceInfo, a concept and working prototype of a smartphone application allowing location-based audio messaging for traffic information sharing between drivers and from 3rd party content providers. Furthermore, VoiceInfo enables crowdsourcing of floating vehicle data (FVD) from users’ smartphones. To ensure that the application does not distract drivers’ attention from driving, user interaction is simplified to a minimum and audio is used as a main communication mode. VoiceInfo can either be realized as a service on its own or as an embedded functionality in another service.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2015
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15: Towards Intelligent Mobility - Better Use of Space - Bordeaux, France
    Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15
    Abbreviated titleITSWC15


    • location-based service
    • traffic information
    • user-generated audio content


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