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Design process of an Android application for measuring and displaying road conditions

Nilsson, Tim LU and Andersson, Tobias LU (2016) MAMM01 20161
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract (Swedish)
The status of our roads and the possibility to monitor the conditions of
them are becoming more and more important due to the steady increase of
vehicles populating them. This thesis aims to improve a system for which
purpose is to gather data about the status of roads, which the Swedish
company Klimator develops. With more frequently measured roads saltand
plowing efforts could be optimized and individual consumers would
be able to know if a road is suitable for driving.
The main component in Klimator’s system is a laser sensor that measures
a road’s current status by directing three laser beams towards the surface
and measuring their individual responses. Before this thesis the laser
sensor was connected by physical wires to a... (More)
The status of our roads and the possibility to monitor the conditions of
them are becoming more and more important due to the steady increase of
vehicles populating them. This thesis aims to improve a system for which
purpose is to gather data about the status of roads, which the Swedish
company Klimator develops. With more frequently measured roads saltand
plowing efforts could be optimized and individual consumers would
be able to know if a road is suitable for driving.
The main component in Klimator’s system is a laser sensor that measures
a road’s current status by directing three laser beams towards the surface
and measuring their individual responses. Before this thesis the laser
sensor was connected by physical wires to a logger box. The authors were
to design and prototype an Android application to explore the possibility
to replace this hardware, add Bluetooth capability and add a new layer
of functions above, especially one which displayed the current slipping
hazard.
All throughout the design and prototype process of the application interaction
design was in focus, to provide it with an enhanced user experience.
The main issue which was considered and managed, was how to give the
driver information about the current slipping hazard without drawing the
driver’s attention away from the driving. Improvements on the old system
were achieved and also reflections on how Klimator could potentially
continue the development of the project, i.e. highlighting issues and unimplemented
but interesting functions. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Tim LU and Andersson, Tobias LU
supervisor
organization
course
MAMM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Interaction design, Android, Internet of things, Slipping Hazard, Environment, Extreme programming
language
English
id
8883269
date added to LUP
2016-06-21 08:55:58
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  abstract     = {The status of our roads and the possibility to monitor the conditions of
them are becoming more and more important due to the steady increase of
vehicles populating them. This thesis aims to improve a system for which
purpose is to gather data about the status of roads, which the Swedish
company Klimator develops. With more frequently measured roads saltand
plowing efforts could be optimized and individual consumers would
be able to know if a road is suitable for driving.
The main component in Klimator’s system is a laser sensor that measures
a road’s current status by directing three laser beams towards the surface
and measuring their individual responses. Before this thesis the laser
sensor was connected by physical wires to a logger box. The authors were
to design and prototype an Android application to explore the possibility
to replace this hardware, add Bluetooth capability and add a new layer
of functions above, especially one which displayed the current slipping
hazard.
All throughout the design and prototype process of the application interaction
design was in focus, to provide it with an enhanced user experience.
The main issue which was considered and managed, was how to give the
driver information about the current slipping hazard without drawing the
driver’s attention away from the driving. Improvements on the old system
were achieved and also reflections on how Klimator could potentially
continue the development of the project, i.e. highlighting issues and unimplemented
but interesting functions.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Tim and Andersson, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Interaction design,Android,Internet of things,Slipping Hazard,Environment,Extreme programming},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Design process of an Android application for measuring and displaying road conditions},
  year         = {2016},
}