Passenger and luggage tracking system using sensor networks for public transport
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Technology has revolutionized communication and how services can be delivered to the intended end-users, luggage tracking systems are becoming more important for travellers as an extra security measure to ensure they retrieve their belongings, they make use of many different technologies to help track and identify bags from GPS location to close range radio frequencies. The study reports results from members of the public, bus operators, and local authorities from the council. The study aimed at developing a prototype system to be used for luggage tracking using wireless sensor network at the intercity bus terminus, the results showed 28 Percent of the sample population acknowledged to have misplaced or lost luggage during a journey, the study further shows the current IT infrastructure capacity of bus operators to adopt technology in their operations. With the help of local authorities, the current business process was understood and design considerations were based on already deployed luggage tracking and unique user requirements. OOSDM was adopted for the development process which led to the creation of use cases, class diagrams, sequence diagrams and entity Relationship Diagrams. A prototype was implemented and tested using RFID, Arduino UNO R3, SIM808, sensors and a web-based interface. Keywords: Luggage Tracking, Public transport, RFID, TAM, OOSDM, WSN, Intercity bus terminus.
The University of Zambia