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Introduction I am studying ICT in Solihull This includes Touchwood and the surrounding area I will be talking about the impact of ICT in the community with GPS in transport how it is useful and how it can be a bad thing I will also be concentrating on security CCTV and Speed Cameras and finally communication using ICT based ways eg Libraries and Internet Cafes Transport ICT has recently been improved in the community because there have been complaints from the travelling public that services like buses dont arrive on time Or they would be waiting for an hour and then three buses come at once No information was displayed about whether the service delayed or cancelled at bus stopstrain stations Therefore they dont know how long they will have to wait Also passengers dont know the duration of their journey when on the bustrain stations GPS in Transport In buses and some trains it has a GPS Global Positioning System All the buses are fitted with a sensor that sends its signal to a satellite in space this relays the signal to the bus stop or trains station where map software uses the distance between the transport and the bus or train stations to calculate the ETA Estimates Time of Arrival This is then displayed on a LED screen This system is in real time and is updated at regular intervals GPS Evaluation The advantages to this are that the information is current so people will know how long to wait for a bus this way they can be more efficient eg if a bus is supposed to arrive in 5 minutes but the ETA is 20 minutes people can do something else like getting a drink or going or a severe shops There are disadvantages to this system though Its only ETA which means that a bus might be round the corner and only
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