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Smart-agent system for flexible, personalised transport service

Vegah, G and Wajid, U and Adebisi, Bamidele (2016) Smart-agent system for flexible, personalised transport service. The Journal of Engineering, 2016 (12). pp. 456-466. ISSN 2051-3305


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Various studies are on-going, for smart-technology and the Internet of things, on a range of issues, to optimist services in the urban transport sector. A key challenge in urban-transport sustainability is shifting commuting transport demands to cost-effective modes, given the capacity of transport operators in cities are usually under pressure; hence, the need for innovative approaches. This research focus on smart-agent system, for flexible, personalised transport service (SAPS), addressing on-time access and multiple-provider-resource management, for personalise commuting services; and to minimise carbon emission footprints. It applies intelligent agent-support algorithms in managing urban-transport resources. SAPS architecture utilises intelligent agents for collaboration strategies in negotiating personalised-transport-resource requirements, with multiple-urban-transport providers. On the basis of commuter requirements, which are updatable in real time, the system devises adaptive-routing plans, formalising provider–commuter service plans, between commuters and transport services providers; hence, delivering customisable urban-transport services. Results and functional prototype of the smart-urban-transport agent system demonstrates effective personalised urban-transport services for ‘green commuting’. The approach optimises urban-transport services for commuters and providers; significantly cuts down CO 2 emission footprints, thus providing eco-friendly urban-mobility services and improving management of commuting infrastructure.

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