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An opportunistic client user interface to support centralized ride share planning

M Rigby, A Krüger, S Winter

GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems | Published : 2013

Abstract

Existing ride sharing systems for commuting in urban environments are rigid. They rely on the communication of discrete, spatio-temporal constraints from both vehicle and client to perform ride-matching. From a client user perspective these approaches are problematic, leading to location-privacy issues and the use of additional communication channels for ad-hoc negotiation which cannot be immediately quantified. To account for these aspects, we develop a dynamic, intuitive interface technique called launch pads and a centralized system architecture, which together simplify the ride-matching process whilst preserving location-privacy. The results of two experiments reveal the latent potential..

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