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Kathmandu University wins LOCUS 2013 Open Software Competition

isms | 09 July, 2013 04:42

A group of four students from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University have won Open Software Competition in Locus 2013(http://locus.com.np/). Aawesh Man Shrestha, Anil Rai, Ayam Pokhrel and Kripesh Shiwakoti of third year second semester student took their Mini-project “KTM Taxi Meter”- an Android Application of the Embedded System course in the competition organized by Pulchok Campus, Kathmandu Nepal.

Student presents their project “KTM Taxi Meter” with the slogan of “Kathmandu University linking society and technology”. The project is all about controlling the impunities Taxi fair existing in the society. The concept is simple as app loads the map in mobile phone, traces the path travelled in the Taxi and calculates the distance and the cost.

“In the recent news, it was found that 20.8% of total taxis were found guilty of cheating passengers in the last four months and most of them were charged in meter tampering. The fine is up to Rs. 5000 but still it has not been able to impact properly. So, if we could give the control in the hands of the passengers then we could prevent a huge mass being cheated by the fraudulent drivers.” says Aawesh, a member of the group.

According to them, the application will soon be available in Google Play. The project was supervised by Prakash Poudyal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Small documentary is presented in youtube in the following link:


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