Stagecoach Connect is an iOS app made to improve the Stagecoach public transport experience, using Sheffield as a focus city. The app allows commuters to navigate cities on stagecoach transport, whether they choose to travel by bus, tram or both. It includes handy features such as a journey planner, the ability to purchase e-tickets, a live timetable and a live map showing bus and tram locations in real time. I wanted the app to have real value and set out to create and app which solves as many problems as possible. As primary research, I used Arduino to create a bus seat prototype which recognised when the seat is occupied. I then implemented this technology within Stagecoach Connect to allow users to find out how full any bus is at any time, along with an option to show which seats are currently free.


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