Android-Based Transport Tracking and Monitoring System
Today's world is driven by technological changes every day. Various technologies have been developed in the world to facilitate and improve people's lives on a day-to-day basis. The primary goal of this paper is to develop a Global Positioning System (GPS)-tracking application that can track buses with greater accuracy and efficiency than existing bus-tracking systems. The application provides information about the bus's location, designated routes, and estimated time of arrival. The proposed model includes a comprehensive monitoring system that continuously tracks the college bus in real time and sends notifications to the driver when passengers miss the bus. In the event of a fire or accident, an alert message is sent to the nearest hospital with the vehicle's location. Any engine faults can be monitored by higher authorities who can take necessary actions. The GPS module connected to the ESP8266 WiFi module provides the bus's location, which is then sent and stored in a real-time Firebase database. The Android app retrieves this data and displays it on a map in real time, utilizing the Google Maps API. Additionally, an On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) is connected to the vehicle to detect any engine faults, and this information is displayed on the Android app. By enabling students to monitor the coordinates of their bus, they can avoid being late, resulting in time savings for both students and staff. This system is designed to be user-friendly and can be deployed in both rural and urban public transportation systems.
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