[Loadstone] approach announcement

Charlie Richardson charlieofalbany at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 9 00:40:01 BST 2007


I'm from Albany, New York.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mikolaj-rotnicki" <mikolaj-rotnicki at o2.pl>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] approach announcement


> In my city - Poznan, Poland I come across the same problem - with wrong 
> busstop display and voice announcements on the bus. That might be very 
> confusing aspecially for blind people. In most cases the announcement 
> system is connected with wheel turns (disttance meter on the bus). But it 
> is important that the bus driver resets the system each time he is on 
> start/end bus stop on the particular line/route. In many cases the drivers 
> forget to do this - and the anouncements loose the synchronization with 
> real bus location on the route.
>
> This is the situation where LS is proving to be the most reliable 
> solution -. As you example shows. I also use LS for bus/tram stop 
> information.
>
> BTW: What city are you from?
>
> Mikolaj
>
> ---- Wiadomość Oryginalna ----
> Od: "Charlie Richardson" <charlieofalbany at hotmail.com>
> Do: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Data: 8 sierpnia 2007 3:25
> Temat: Re: [Loadstone] approach announcement
>
>> I found that in a route you don't want to have too many check points 
>> checked
>> because it will start announcing them rapidly.  While on a bus my check
>> points are probably 4 blocks apart from each other and riding to work in 
>> the
>> morning which is about 13 blocks I only have the check point of my stop
>> marked which before I get on the bus is 1.46 miles away.  For the most 
>> part
>> my phone is in my pocket and when I feel the vibration it's time to pull 
>> the
>> bell for my stop.
>>
>> Someone once asked me how I knew exactly where to pull the bell for my 
>> stop.
>> I could have made it an ancient blind man secret, but I showed them the 
>> GPS
>> on my phone.
>>
>> They said the bus should use whatever I'm using because the display sign 
>> on
>> the bus has the wrong location on it a lot of times.
>>
>> I'm not sure that the bus system uses GPS.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Dave Mielke" <dave at mielke.cc>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 8:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] approach announcement
>>
>>
>> > [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/08/07 at 17:23 -0700]
>> >
>> >>Nothing will turn off an approach announcement for a checkpoint (that's
>> >>kind
>> >>of the idea of having it checked). The isolate checkpoint just makes it 
>> >>a
>> >>bit easier to track the next checkpoint without worrying about what way
>> >>you're pressing the joystick. Probably easier to just use the 5 key and
>> >>not
>> >>the isolate checkpoint option.
>> >
>> > I don't think I explained clearly enough what I'm getting at. I like 
>> > the
>> > announcements on.
>> >
>> > I've found it effective to use a street intersection map with 
>> > checkpoints
>> > at
>> > every major intersection. This works extremely well. What happens at a
>> > major
>> > interchange, though, is that several announcements quickly follow one
>> > another,
>> > with point 2 being annonced before I've even passed point 1. What I'm
>> > asking,
>> > therefore, is how the announcements are supposed to work. Is each point
>> > announced as soon as it is within 10 seconds (in my case) range, or is 
>> > it
>> > supposed to wait until I've passed the first point (started moving 
>> > further
>> > away
>> > from it) before locking in on the next one?
>> >
>> > -- 
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