Traffic Radio as a Precursor to Smart Travel Planning Systems: The Challenge of Organizing “Collective Intelligence”
2013 (English)In: The Journal of urban technology, ISSN 1063-0732, E-ISSN 1466-1853, Vol. 20, no 4, 43-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper depicts how a Swedish radio station organized a means of real-time information management to report on local trafﬁc conditions long before the common use of the Internet. Drawing on a history of the Stockholm trafﬁc radio staff the study examines particular conditions for organizing a service that may inform next generations of smart travel planning systems. The author notes how a vision of involving the public together with the use of increasingly mobile and interconnected communication devices provided the service with an opportunity for harnessing collective intelligence. The study highlights critical success factors and barriers for organizing collective intelligence and the importance they may have had for providing a real-time information service to the public.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: Routledge, 2013. Vol. 20, no 4, 43-55 p.
intelligent infrastructure, collective intelligence, trafﬁc radio, information systems, sustainable urban transport
Social Anthropology Information Systems, Social aspects History of Technology Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140216DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2013.863439ISI: 000329774400004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892514967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140216DiVA: diva2:688903
ProjectsTRACS, Travel Planner for Sustainable Cities
QC 201404032014-01-182014-01-182014-04-03Bibliographically approved