Buses with GPS are making traveling more efficient for everyone. There are many cities that rely heavily on public transportation because of high population. In these cities, tight schedules are common, so efficiency is key.
Most people, without a doubt, prefer to use their own car. Owning a car has many advantages, especially in the area of comfort, like having air conditioning, more space, and perhaps even security while driving. Sometimes, because of budget constraints or depending on the city, owning a car is not the best option. Even so, when you are on a tight schedule, traveling by anything other than your own car can be exasperating.
One of the disadvantages of taking the bus is waiting. Sometimes the bus takes time to arrive – and In today’s world, time is gold; there’s never time to lose. In some cities, buses with GPS are making life easier for passengers. Students of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock can now save some time by knowing exactly when the trolley is coming, thanks to GPS. How? Easy: by downloading a free app by Ride Systems for iPhone or Android. Text can be used for other phones, too.
This is how it works: every trolley has its own ID, students text the ID of the trolley they’re waiting for, and voila, they get the time of arrival to their stop. This is possible thanks to the GPS tracking device that is keeping tabs on every bus. Now it is easy to know where a bus is and how long it will take to get to the next stop. There’s no more guessing or hoping the trolley is near. With this technology, students can manage their time better.
Without a doubt, soon this method of tracking will spread to other cities. Maybe in the near future this technology will be a part of everyday life, especially with the popularity of smartphones. GPS tracking technology continues to help all of us live lives in a more efficient way.