Carleton University - School of Computer Science Honours Project
Winter 2017
Rideshare Application to/from Carleton University (Hitchhikr)
Dania Ghazal
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ABSTRACT
The Hitchhikr Android mobile application provides students and faculty members with an alternative to conventional rideshares. This is done through the utilization of nearby vehicles headed to and from the same location (i.e. Carleton University). The app uses various Google APIs as well as GPS technology and Wi-Fi in order to detect the user's location, and thus, enable further processing of rides. In addition to providing more commuting options to get to Carleton, the aim of this project is to help create a friendly environment by reducing the number of vehicles on road which leads to less burning of fossil fuels.