Project Name: Maker
Duration: 3 week
Area: Workshop on Arduino and Android
A frugal concept for the drivers who don't own smart digital OS inbuilt In their cars. Relevant when considering taxi drivers in city crowds. It's not made as an alternative to android auto or any other existing travel assistant out there in the market, But a device to (medium) assist and increase efficiency for Uber drivers.
The problems found during the research was drivers mostly own low-end smartphones which causes problems such as brightness and other legibility issues caused by display screens. And also audio feedback or caller tune from smartphone are not audible most of the time especially if music is playing or heavy external voices like traffic or rain. At the same time hands-on interaction with smartphone alone is dangerous because that itself can make carelessness during driving.