Abstract: The most common problems faced by a daily commuter are – waiting for public transport vehicle to arrive and experiencing unnecessary body fatigue due to poor road conditions such as potholes. In this paper, we have discussed a system which will overcome these problems. In this system, we have used Android OS based smartphones as they not only contain sensors like Accelerometer, GPS (Global Positioning System), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) but also contain a wide range of other sensors which can be used for future applications. These smartphones will be integrated in public transport vehicles, with unique vehicle IDs, which will be continuously monitoring the road conditions while transmitting the real-time location co-ordinates of the vehicle that will be displayed on maps using Google Maps API.
Keywords: RIPD, GPS (Global Positioning System), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), Google Maps API.