Google Maps / MVV can give you the directions to your destination. But once you arrive at the destination, especially using the Metro / Suburban Rail, there is a multitude of exits. Choosing an exit among the choices is not trivial at all times. This could take up to 5-10 minutes per journey.
What it does
We built Ariadne which suggests the closest exits to your destination for the public transportation. It also recommends the part of the train you need to board to be close to the suggested exit. The users can provide feedback about the suggestions that can improve the system.
How I built it
We built it by designing intelligent algorithms that make use of the data provided by Google & Open Street Maps.
Challenges I ran into
The main challenges we faced were in recommending the part of the train closest to the exit.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud that we could develop a solution to a problem that we faced as commuters of the public transportation in Munich.
What I learned
We learnt that this problem is not unique to our team. There are hundreds of people in Munich who would like to see this product.
What's next for Ariadne
We plan to release to the public and use the power of the crowd to get more accurate information.