Bike on Bus
Nowadays, you can reach virtually every corner without your own car in Finland. However, there is still a number of people choose to use their own vehicle instead of public transportation. We want to use this idea, Bike on Bus, to attract people to choose the bus as their transportation, which is a healthy and environment-friendly solution.
What it does
Our project offers a solution that providing shared folding bikes on buses so that people can commute (Home to bus station, bus station to destination) with bikes. This way can attract people to take public transportation.
How we built it
We used k-means to analyze the big data which can support our solution. Made an iOS demo to demonstrate the idea.
Challenges we ran into
Thinking the ways to overcome the difficulties, which are
- How to modify the bus.
- How to collect un-used bikes.
- How to maintain the bike.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We figured the way to make this solution feasible, which are 1. People need a deposit for using the bikes, and make money with the deposit (In an investment way), instead of charging pricey. 2. Profit from the Ads in the app.
What we learned
The ability to think outside of the box. Team brainstorming is really useful and powerful.
What's next for Bike On Bus
Bike on Train!