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Smartphone apps are transforming mobility by improving access to transportation services, increasing mobility, and enhancing traveler engagement. These apps are spawning new businesses, services and mobility models. Smartphone apps have transformed the way that many travelers arrange for-hire vehicle services, plan for trips or get real time transportation information. Trip aggregator apps are apps that route users by considering multiple modes of transportation and providing the user with travel times, connection information and distance and trip cost.The main category of transportation apps include: (1) mobility apps, 2, connected vehicle apps 3, smart parking apps and 4 courier network services (CNS) apps. There are also non transportation apps that may impact the transportation network. Broadly, these apps are changing how people travel, interact with privately own automobiles and ship merchandise. 80% of transportation apps were available on Android and iOs. Eventy-one percent of these apps identified incorporated a real time data function (traffic conditions, roadway incidents, parking availability and public transit wait times)[ CITATION Sha16 \l 1033 ] Smartphone apps transform mobility through improved access to transport facilities, enhancing mobility, and increasing traveler participation. These applications spawn fresh models of enterprises, services, and mobility. Smartphone apps have changed how many commuters arrange vehicle hire services, schedule journeys, or obtain data on real-time travel. Apps for the trip aggregator are applications that route customers by considering various transportation modes and offering travel time, link data, and distance and travel prices to the customer.The primary transportation app category includes: (1) mobility apps, 2), connected vehicle apps 3), Apps for smart parking and 4) courier network services (CNS) apps. There are also non-transport applications that can affect the network of transportation. Broadly speaking, these applications change people's way of traveling, interacting with private cars and shipping merchandise. On Android and iOs, 80% of transport applications were accessible. Seventy-one percent of these recognized applications integrated real-time information (traffic conditions, road incidents, accessibility of parking and waiting times for public transportation).

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Term
Fall
Professor
James Smith
Tags
Commuter rail, Rapid transit

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