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A SOAP-Based Social Traffic Network System for Smart Phone Users

Peker, Serhat
Gurbuz, Ozge
Taşkaya Temizel, Tuğba
Road traffic congestions are one of the major problems in highly populated cities. In the recent years, GPS based solutions have become popular since people are able to see the traffic flow on streets instantaneously. However such systems are lack of intelligent reasoning regarding the traffic problems. As a result, one cannot anticipate the traffic slowdown duration and overall impact. This study proposes a social network based solution using web services where people will be able to share latest traffic incidents such as accidents and roadwork. The proposed solution aims to help people to make the right decisions between alternative routes. The prototype developed was evaluated in a survey among 182 smart phone users and the results show that the most of the participants (72%) reveal a very positive attitude towards the solution and accept it as a desirable tool as a remedy for daily traffic problems.