Every year over 30,000 people are killed in DUI accidents. We wanted to make a difference.
What it does
This system would be installed in cars and would disable those cars if the drivers were intoxicated. If those drivers were intoxicated, they would be given options to call an Uber or send a friend their location.
How I built it
Andrew focused on the LabVIEW hardware end of the system, and Dan and Mark worked on the Android app that would integrate the hardware into an app that could help drivers get home.
Challenges I ran into
Integrating Bluetooth to connect the hardware and the Android app was very difficult and time consuming. Some of the separate parts were not too difficult, but combining all of the aspects together was a challenge.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
For people who haven't made apps before, we were very proud of the app that we built, and using a sensor we have never used before in our previous hacks.
What I learned
Bluetooth is a challenge to work with, and it's important to take breaks when working.
What's next for Safe Streets
If the bluetooth connection was complete, the app could be a strong implementation of our proof of concept.