By optimizing the route home, we believe the reputation of the CMU Escort Shuttle will improve and sequentially, increase its usage. With more students using the CMU Escort Shuttle, campus public safety will better as well.
01/ ID Card or QR Code Scanning
Since ID cards are already embedded with the cardholder's residence information and prove university affiliation, students and faculty can scan their IDs or if they planned their route on the mobile app, scan a QR code generated by the app that carries their updated destination.
02/ Efficient Route Planning
After the system retrieves each rider's address, an algorithm will determine the most efficient drop off route to expedite travel time. This information is relayed to the driver's GPS console.
03/ Live Tracking
Estimated arrival time to pickup stops will be calculated and viewable alongside the shuttle's most updated location via the existing mobile app for more efficient trip planning. Route information will provided to the riders via a screen on the shuttle and the mobile app.