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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2015|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15: Towards Intelligent Mobility - Better Use of Space - Bordeaux, France|
Duration: 5 Oct 2015 → 9 Oct 2015
Conference number: 22
|Conference||22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15|
|Period||5/10/15 → 9/10/15|
- location-based service
- traffic information
- user-generated audio content
Pihlajamaa, O., Laakko, T., Kostiainen, J., & Lankinen, L. (2015). VoiceInfo: Location-based Social Voice Media for Traffic Information. Paper presented at 22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15, Bordeaux, France.