[Open-transport] OKFest 2014
peter.hicks at poggs.co.uk
Sun Mar 30 18:56:22 UTC 2014
On 30/03/14 19:34, Stefan Kaufmann wrote:
> I'd still love to see something enabling small-scale transit operators
> to do what the big players do in terms of exchanging schedule
> information, outfitting their vehicles with real-time information, etc.
"Enabling" is the word that struck me as most important here. As you
pointed out, it may not be unwillingness to open data - more that the
benefits aren't known.
What if we discussed a framework to make automatic vehicle location a
commodity item? For example, some minicab (like a taxi) companies in
Great Britain are no more than cars with a special licence and a
smartphone taking care of sending jobs to the right drivers, showing the
fare, etc. If we had something like that for small operators - because
most smartphones have GPS and at least 3G data - we could help build the
infrastructure to create data about the small operators.
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