Inspiration

We wanted a quick and easy way of tracking carbon emissions to be able to calculate our carbon footprint.

What it does

Currently, it gives you a result of how much CO2 has been emitted for a number of miles traveled for a certain number of cars in our array.

How we built it

It was built using the online community, Glitch.com.

Challenges we ran into

Initially, we were trying to include location tracking with this version of the website, but due to time constraints and issues we faced, we were not able to include it in our final submission.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are happy that our array has at least around 100 cars currently. As we expand, it will continue to grow with data and other things.

What we learned

Location tracking is no joke. It is complex, especially when trying to do it in real-time. Although as we have some experience with it right now, in future versions, we'll do our best to implement it.

What's next for Car Carbon Tracker

We are planning on using databases to store car data from thousands of cars. Afterward, we will try to use a location track option, where the user will define a start/stop and then the website will calculate a distance and the other calculations based on it. Finally, a real-time location tracking feature may also be implemented so that the user only has to worry about opening the website. In the future, we might introduce accounts and friends, where friends will be ranked with respect to the least carbon released. Eventually, it may become a donation/charity website or maybe even a phone app to be even more accessible.

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