How would you like to save time, money, effort on your daily commute while ALSO helping the environment? What if I said it was as easy as downloading an app to your smartphone or opening up a browser, entering your trip details while we calculate the optimum route for you! The solution we propose for the My Travel Impact challenge does just that! By aggregating yours and others usage data, calculating carbon usage based on the distance and mode of transport you take, this app will provide you with a list optimised routes detailing time, cost and carbon usage to give you ultimate control on your journey!
Feel good by reducing your carbon usage! Share your savings with your friends! View statistics on all the trips you take!
If even just a small percentage of smartphone users are influenced to change their commuting habits to more environmentally friendly modes of transport, the potential that the MyTravel App has is enormous.
The MyTravel App increases the average user's awareness on carbon usage, promotes environmentally friendly habits through a rewards system, addresses their needs as humans to feel connected through social media while still providing the user with a smart navigation utility!
Please see our github repository for our Concept Design Document -https://github.com/ashtonbatty/MyTravel - for Concept Design Document and view our video presentation via the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuP4yfW7t1I
Canberra Team Members: Ashton Batty Grant Harold Jamis March Mark Desborough Robert Begg Tessa Jensen
Also worked in collaboration with Melbourne's Team Aerion Technologies Pty. Ltd. who have produced a working web-based prototype.