In recent years the rise in power of microcontrollers, both in speed and memory capacity, has served to drive the “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) electronics movement, sparking a generation of amateur hobbyists and inventors the means to make household projects to better their lives and further their knowledge of digital systems.
The basis for this research involves logging various sensor data from a large sample population of automobiles. The device necessary for such a task has to be capable of streaming On-Board Diagnostics and real-time GPS coordinates to a remote server for data logging.
The target of this capstone is to present a new Android application that utilizes GPS to determine a user’s location and trigger alerts set up by the user.