Hackathon Winners

1st Prize - Unicorns (Yuwei Tang, Joe Yearsley, Jin Chen and Zakaria Abushima)

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Unicorns produced an application that was based around Bus lateness prediction. They used the iTracs API to get the location of the bus stops along each route. They then had a two part solution to track the buses on each route. The application could make use of either the phone of the bus driver or GPS tracking modules on the bus to get its real time location. The application user would then be able to check how far away they were from each bus and how close each bus was to the bus stops on the route.

2nd Prize - Liverpool City Traffic (Lykourgos Kekempanos, Flávio Eler de Melo, Chongyang Liu, Jeffery Raphael)

Traffic congestion is an increasing problem in towns and cities worldwide. Local government authorities try to minimise the traffic problems by using a variety of traffic management methods. SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) is a tool for managing and controlling traffic signals in urban areas. It is an adaptive system that responds automatically to fluctuations in traffic flow through the use of on-street detectors embedded in the road. Using the iTracs API together with their own simulation software Liverpool City Traffic were able to come up with better algorithms for traffic light systems resulting in better traffic flow in busy cities.

People's Choice Award - Peter and the Igwes (Tobenna Peter Igwe)

Peter and the Igwes were able to use the Twitter API and the iTracs API to construct an application that could receive traffic warnings and then send them out to the public in the form of a Tweet. Future plans would be to incorporate the use of GPS on the user’s phone to learn the most traveled routes by the user and then be able to show live personalised traffic warnings and updates for your favorite routes.

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