Tripper: A “Trip Person” app that would integrate the bus rider’s travel plans and where/when buses will really be to be really helpful.
Tripper would not only attract a new market – local small businesses – but also be a platform for CapMetro to be in other Smart City efforts
The EASY Environment shows the key players (Jack (the tripee), Tripper (the app), the World, Technology) and each one's contribution. The key to this idea's success is that it makes a small business person using the bus to conduct business as easy as telling a professional driver where you need to go. EASY = Economical, Accurate, and Simple for You.
Tripper’s objective is to make riding the bus quick to learn, capable of mastering and eventually the base to thrive on. It would be better than having a private driver. Tripper would make finding the CapMetro routes for the day’s destinations natural at first use. The prospective rider would communicate with Tripper in text or voice throughout a trip from planning it, using it for real time improvement or alerts with suggested ways to adapt, and after to improve future rides. As Tripper learns the habits of the rider it would be of greater value to the rider.
Tripper can be implemented based on currently available software tools, data, and modern software process of continuous delivery of new (However, it would be great if Tripper were a key partner in the trial and deployment of Austin’s 5G network for autonomous vehicles.)
The target market for Tripper is the businessperson who needs to travel around Austin to multiple locations each day for meetings, customer contact, and performance of services. Their number is large, impact on highways and parking congestion significant, and are a growing user of mobility assets. Continuous delivery of new “goodies” would make the riders already onboard active promotors of Tripper, encourage others to become Tripper riders, and advance the Tripper brand image to the general public.
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Wish I had one. Asked about how to get one in my 8/7 posting. Would go to my bus trips to research!