Two types of users will be considered: drivers
and pedestrians. For drivers, the application
will inform them of upcoming road signs (e.g.
stop sign) and will alert them to slow-down
if their speed exceeds the legal limit by a
threshold (e.g. 3 mph). For pedestrians, both
streets andwalking paths/alleys are considered
for finding the shortest path to the destination.
The Assistant will be able to provide directions
to the destination depending on the user’s
current location, inside or outside. GPS
will be used to identify the current location
outside buildings. User location inside
buildings will be derived from user context.
The system computes the shortest path to
the destination building first and refines the
path when getting closer to the destination
building. Then, directions to the final room
destination are provided.
The Campus 2020 project envisions a university
campus where technology assists faculty,
staff, students, and visitors to better and more
efficiently accomplish their daily activities.
Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and
smart phones are quickly becoming the primary
connectivity in today’s society. The objective
of this project is to develop a smartphone
application that assists campus drivers and
users to find driving and walking directions to a
certain location on campus specified by building
name/ID and room name/number. As the user
changes his location, directions are updated
accordingly. In-campus building information and
directions are not available using commercial
on-line map tools such as Google Maps.
Campus 2020: Campus Driving and
Mihaela Cardei, PI
Students: Lori Watson and Iana Zankina
Industry partner interested in
this project: Last Best Chance, LLC
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