4 August Location-Based Services and Indoor Navigation in Railway Stations 1 MIN READ August 4, 2015 By Gina Wurms products |railway| 0 Modern railway stations must satisfy high requirements: Of course it is extremely important that passengers reach their destination fast and safe. Especially people with reduced mobility may welcome support. The large number of merchants wishes for a good platform to present themselves and the possibility to realize location-based advertising. For the station operator a lot of opportunities arise considering facility management. Advantages for travelers Particularly on longer journeys with several changeovers, things sometimes don’t go as planned. Platform changes or delays don’t cause so much stress when the passenger is informed about it as early as possible. Passenger applications for smartphone can offer this via push notifications and real time updated schedules. Because in fact the actual arrival and departure times count – not the estimated ones. Being able to book a ticket whilst travelling and having a precise routing towards the right track maybe saves the passenger some valuable minutes. Routing within the station can take different levels of accessibility into account. It is even possible to implement intermodal door to door navigation including public transport. Passengers arriving by car can be shown the best possible car park – including a transparent overview of parking fees. If there is any time left in the station, the app helps passengers to quickly find the way to a certain shop or food stall. Advantages for merchants and restaurants Merchants can send their potential customers tailored offers – for example picking those who have already been to similar shops or who are returning visitors. And for sure everyone is delighted by a discount of his favorite shop pushed directly on his smartphone. Advantages for railway station operators Using infsoft’s indoor location analytics, station operators gain a lot of information about visitor flows inside the building. With a clearly arranged web interface they see much frequented areas and can take action if it tends to become overcrowded. Based on these data a lot of further functions can be realized. You can find a case study and more information about navigation in railway stations on our website. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation, Indoor Positioning and Location-Based Services Using VLC (Visible Light Communication) Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location-based services using VLC (visible light communication). Read More Location-Based Services and Indoor Navigation in Airports Learn more about location-based services and indoor navigation in airports - solutions by infsoft. Read More Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services for Shopping Centers Indoor navigation and location-based services for shopping centers - read our blog post! Read More Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services for Trade Fairs Indoor navigation and location-based services for trade fairs by infsoft. Read the blog post! Read More Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services for Office and Industry Indoor navigation and location-based services for office and industry - read our use case! Read More Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Using Wi-Fi Positioning using GPS does not work reliably inside buildings as there is no visual contact with the GPS satellites. A good alternative is indoor positioning using Wi-Fi. An additional advantage compared to GPS is the possibility to determine the current floor level. Read More Comments are closed.