Special Issue "Service Quality in Public Transport Systems and Personal Mobility Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2022.
Interests: advanced public transportation systems; quality of service; fare evasion in public transport; public transport network design
Interests: information retrieval; Semantic Web; Linked Open Data (LOD); analytics; artificial intelligence; intelligent transportation systems
Interests: urban space and mobility; road and public transport; road safety; quality of service; personal vehicle mobility
Many people spend much of their time traveling on public transport, widely considered a sustainable form of mobility. Several factors contribute to improving public transport service quality, such as reliability, waiting time, frequency. Moreover, many tools, such as automatic vehicle location, automatic passenger counting, and automatic fare collection systems, are growing in the transit market to collect data at a low cost for the sustainable management of public transport. Furthermore, new mobility forms such as personal mobility vehicles (e.g., leg-kick, segway, hoverboard, monowheel) are quickly emerging to be integrated with public transport. In this context, public and private mobility operators are eager to collaborate to improve new transit modes using emerging approaches and technologies. In recent years, many business models have appeared to provide mobility and related information services, including new public–private partnerships.
This Special Issue intends to provide a more interactive and focused platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss new and emerging ideas. It is focused on researching and studying new challenges in transit service quality. More precisely, the Special Issue aims to investigate novel models, methods, systems, and tools to characterize, develop, measure, and monitor transit service quality. The Special Issue will contribute to discuss and compare suitable novel solutions based on intelligent techniques and possibly applied in real-world environments.
Dr. Benedetto Barabino
Dr. Cristian Lai
Prof. Dr. Giulio Maternini
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Transit services
- Personal mobility vehicles
- Automatic fare collection
- Automatic passenger counting
- Automatic vehicle location
- Mobile devices and applications
- Cloud computing
- Big data
- Artificial intelligence
- Web applications and tools