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DU Students Develop an App to Solve Parking Problems
A group of students of Shivaji College, University of Delhi, have come up with an idea to deal with one problem almost everyone faces every day - the parking problem. These students have developed an app named Usher, that is a travel convenience app for the Android users.
An Innovation Project of the Delhi University allows for students to work on ideas that are out-of-the-box and can be put to use. Hence, these bunch of students decided to make an app that provides the user with information on the availability of parking areas, fares, nearby garages, gas stations and parking types.
Ten students from Economics (Hons) and B.Tech (Computer Engineering) streams developed the application that will help users find parking spaces based on their location and with the use of specific filters.
What did the students do?
- Visited different sites to collect data regarding capacity of parking space, parking type and fares.
- Visited unauthorised as well as authorised areas allotted by DDA or the Delhi Development Authority, DMRC or the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and NDMC or the Municipal Council.
- Problems caused because of parking done by people anywhere anytime as per their convenience.
These students were extended support by their teachers and indulged in detailed research activities for the same. The developers event faced challenges while gathering data, but nonetheless invested all their time and energy (even after classes and in summer/winter breaks) to come up with this helpful innovation!
All we can say is ‘Kudos!’.
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