The FEET* System
Integrating Information Technology in Public Transportation
*Facility for Easy and Efficient Transportation
Since the introduction of auto-rickshaws in India in the late 1950s,
these vehicles have become an indispensable aspect of urban
mobility for millions of people.
Yet they represent an increasingly inefficient sector. Today, with
increasing urban populations, there is growth in demand for
urban transport, growth in private motorization and a decline in
public transport share.
Time difference between 2 empty
Rickshaws in Selected locations in Kochi
Time difference (in seconds)
To make the services provided by the public
transportation vehicles more resourceful and
accessible using science and technology.
The Auto-Rickshaw must reach the customer as fast as
The User Equipment must be easy to use and understand.
All Equipments used must be cost efficient.
The Customer’s location must be calculated with a fair
degree of accuracy.
Designs and Prototypes
After defining the problem, our task was to design the
system such that it was easy to use and also cost less.
Version 0.0 – Auto
Rickshaw emits radio
waves that are received by
Version 1.0 – Tracking the
location of the user using
GPS and sending his
location to the vehicles.
Version 2.0 – Making an
easily usable gadget which
emits cellular like waves
that is used to triangulate
the user’s position.
Display Screen in Vehicles
Benefits of the FEET Transportation System
This system will be effective in
both developing and developed
countries around the world due
to the essential need for public
The drivers’ income will boost,
as they become accessible all
If this solution is implemented,
it will ensure that the users
catch an auto rickshaw very
fast saving their valuable time.
can be included into
the system so as to
Integrating EBanking Services to
City's live traffic feed
can be integrated
into the system, if
Antenna and Wave Propagation by K.D. Prasad