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Optimizing bus departure, pull bus out into traffic
- public, transport
Otto works for the municipality of Osnabrück. He is employed as a bus driver. He manages bus line 1. Line 1's route ranges from the central train station in the middle of the city to a nearby village in the south of Osnabrück, 10 km from the city center. Especially at the busstops in the city the bus has a hard time pulling back out into traffic after stopping. This of course results in wasted time and delays in Ottos usual route. In addition to the simple usage of indicator lights an application is planned that informs nearing cars about the starting bus. Karl, driving a car behind the stopping bus, gets a notification (acoustical/visual) on his navigation system/smartphone that the bus will leave the bus stop any moment. Karl can react early and reduce the speed of his car giving Otto the opportunity to get back into traffic. Hence, the bus can stay on schedule.