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Student Transportation Success with UCSC’s Bus Tracking System
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By Alison Spencer. At UC Santa Cruz, students used to wonder if it was worth waiting for the bus. Now, thanks to the Bus Tracking System (BTS) and its mobile application SlugRoute, anyone can see in real time where campus shuttles are. Computer engineering professor Katia Obraczka pitched BTS as an idea for a student senior design project. She saw it as an excellent opportunity for computer engineering students to apply what they had learned throughout their education to a problem that affected them every day. A team of undergraduates got to work and developed the first version of BTS....