So far there is no solution capable of integrating real-time alerts, showing alternative routes, and achieving efficient mapping of public transport. Qwip, is a solution capable of taking advantage of collective intelligence to achieve these goals:
- The solution to the problem of traffic and ignorance of routes is given from the root: users. Qwip allows them to place real-time alerts about incidents in their location, show the user viable alternative routes indicating the time it will take to arrive, the price, how much they will walk and the safety of the route. All this information can be modified thanks to the suggestions of the users when the algorithm detects several requests of the same type.
- When the mapping is insufficient or a new transportation route has been built in the city, the cost of adding this route or increasing the mapping is reduced to 0. This is thanks to the suggestion module where each user receives incentives if they collaborate with Mapping (this system has been tested efficiently with Waze, since the way to map and deliver rewards is similar and the cost of mappeo maintenance in the world is 0), the incentives to receive are added to customize the application.
- If the user makes a trip on the same route daily or frequently, the application has a module: "Plan Daily Trip", where you specify the origin, destination, time to arrive and the days you make the trip. The application, according to the traffic in real time, promptly informs the user of the recommended departure time and the best route, so the algorithm is able to plan the redirects in a timely manner, distributing the users through different routes, desaturating the main ones and reactivating other zones. In summary, the operation of the app is quite like Waze, but by public transport.
- The value proposition focuses on ensuring that each user arrives on time, can know every detail of their route (from if the transport has preferential access, to the number of users on it and their speed) and be able to know the traffic status and incidents in its route and alternatives.
- Given this System, an opportunity is seen in big data, because the application is light and works from Android 4.4.4 to Android 10, this means that with a medium user base using the app, or just having it in your cell phone, It is possible to measure certain aspects, such as more congested stations, more insecure routes, travel preferences, place of origin and destination of the majority of inhabitants, hours of greater use of each transport, more frequent incidents and their geolocation.
In general terms, the app seeks to be the largest reference in terms of non-private transport, with options to show nearby cycle stations and scooters, routes to be followed by them, the number of bicycles at each station and operating radius.
The strong point of simplicity of use leads to payment: The application detects the location of each user and when approaching their transport, the application is placed on the payment screen, where it shows the user his available balance and allows him to make Payment through NFC or other payment technologies. The balance can be recharged by means of the app with a card or, if necessary, in authorized stores.
Qwip is the first application of navigation in public transport and micro-mobility in real time, capable of using collective collaboration, allowing the government to include awareness campaigns in the app.