Public Transport Information: Towards The Information Society
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Public transport information: towards the information society G. Uster Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securite, France Abstract Starting from the discrepancy between the assessment of information in French public transport systems and customer-user expectations, this article will demonstrate that new information and communication technologies (NICTs) can contribute to fill in specific gaps. Some potential areas for technological research will be explored. NICTs as such cannot solve all of the complexities of passenger information ; hence some prerequisites will become necessary, such as exchanges between all the parties involved in transportation and quality processing of the information chain and standardisation. Introduction This article is based on the results of the PREDIT working group (French interministerial land transport research and innovation programme), who reflected upon the theme of "intermodality: information and communication"