Young drivers between 15- and 20-years-old accounted for 6.4% (13.2 million) of total drivers on the road. An average of nine teens ages 16-19 were killed every day from motor vehicle injuries. Since young drivers need more experience, driving in calmer roads without a history of accidents and current incidents might help them gain experience and drive better.
What it does
Our application, designed with young drivers in mind, makes driving safer by providing navigation that considers safety when picking a route. RouteSafe uses both historical and live crash data to assess the safety of individual roads and tries to avoid roads that have frequent accidents.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we are proud of
Most of our team members are first time hackers, so we're extremely proud to have brought our idea to fruition, and to have picked up many new skills along the way.
What we learned
What's next for RouteSafe
We plan to expand our supported area beyond the Bay Area. We also plan to smoothly integrate navigation through our multiple route segments in the iOS app. We hope to provide the user with multiple route options to pick from. An ETA or loading wheel would be nice features to add if they didn't add to the app run time. In the backend, we hope to serialize our data into a Firebase database for better storage. Importing large amounts of past crash data would also help optimize the safety of routes.