Project Description

Traveller information, route planning, and service updates have become essential components of public transport systems: they help people navigate built environments by providing access to information regarding delays and service disruptions. However, one aspect that these systems lack is a way of tailoring the information they offer in order to provide personalised trip time estimates and relevant notifications to each traveller. Mining each user’s travel history, collected by automated ticketing systems, has the potential to address this gap. In this work, we mine and analyze public transit datasets to (a) predict personalised trip times for the system users and (b) rank stations based on future mobility patterns, in order to identify the subset of stations that are of greatest interest to the user and thus provide useful travel updates


Individuals Among Commuters: Building Personalised Transport Information Services from Fare Collection Systems

Neal Lathia, Chris Smith, Jon E. Froehlich, Licia Capra

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) 2012

Mining Public Transport Usage for Personalised Intelligent Transport Systems

Neal Lathia, Jon E. Froehlich, Licia Capra

Proceedings of ICDM 2010