At the core of Team Phoenix’s Taxibus solution is GeoBase mapping software by Telogis. The software solution uses GeoBase to determine optimum routes for taxibuses and to give a powerful visualization of the simulation.
“We were looking for some mapping software that could meet the needs of our taxibus simulation,” stated Louis Sayers, a recent graduate at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and member of Team Phoenix. “GeoBase was the only product we found that allowed us to do it in a straightforward manner."
The new form of transport called taxibuses are dynamically routed vehicles that pick passengers up from their current location and drop them exactly where they want to go, picking up other passengers along the way. They provide a form of transport that is as cheap and environmentally friendly as a bus but as convenient as a car.
“The Imagine Cup is all about bringing tomorrow’s top visionaries together and harnessing the power of technology to build a better world,” explains Telogis CEO David Cozzens. “The GeoBase platform has provided the routing and mapping software necessary for the (University of) Canterbury students to compete with a solution that addresses our global transportation problem.”
The team members of Team Phoenix are Stephen Fitchett, Louis Sayers, Janina Voigt, and Yugan Yugaraja. Their academic mentor is Warwick Irwin and their industry mentor is Mike Darton.
About Telogis Inc.
Telogis is a Location Technology company delivering services and software through two product lines - OnTrack and GeoBase. OnTrack is a GPS Fleet Tracking Productivity and Fleet Management System. GeoBase is a scalable, feature rich, easy-to-use mapping engine that delivers geospatial functionality in a software application. Telogis was established in 2001, and has offices in California, Texas, and New Zealand. Telogis software services and products are used and distributed worldwide. To learn more about Telogis and to download a free copy of the Aberdeen report- "Service on the Move: Driving Profitability via Fleet Management," visit our website at www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).
Tina Shilling, 866-835-6447