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Trainees assist in development of TransitGenie

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Trainees assist in development of TransitGenie

IGERT Fellows James Biagioni, Computer Science, and Tomas Gerlich, Computer Science, have worked with Dr. Jakob Eriksson to develop the TransitGenie, an iPhone app that enables Chicagoans to navigate on the local buses and trains in real-time. The application calculates the best combination of buses, subway, or metra trains to get to a user's destination the fastest way. The project involved the possibility of users themselves providing the real-time information of buses and trains back to the system by means of GPS tracking of the vehicles.

Prior to its being made available to the public, James and Tomas demonstrated the TransitGenie at the 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems held in Berkeley, CA (2009).