A Disembarking Notification Application for Public Transportation Using Inaudible Frequency

Myoungbeom Chung
2022 Mobile Information Systems  
Currently, many people enjoy videos and music content through their smart devices while using public transportation. However, because passengers focus so much on content on their smart devices, they sometimes forget to disembark and miss their destination stations. Therefore, in this paper, we propose an application that can notify users via smart devices when they approach the drop-off point in public transportation using an inaudible high frequency. Inaudible frequency signals are generated
more » ... th announcements from speakers installed on subways and city buses. Smart devices receive and analyze the signals through their built-in microphones and notify users when they reach the drop-off point. We tested destination notifications with the proposed system and 10 smart devices to evaluate its performance. According to the test results, the proposed system showed 99.4% accuracy on subways and 99.2% accuracy on city buses. Moreover, we compared these results to those using only subway app in subways, and our proposed system achieved far better outcomes. Thus, the proposed system could be a useful technology for notifying smart device users when to get off public transport, and it will become an innovative technology for global public transportation by informing users of their desired stations using speakers.
doi:10.1155/2022/4775794 doaj:9f40b0b47d8641d48b1e54422bc84404 fatcat:dwehswwpqjemtkubppsec24jxu