With over a billion parking spots in the United States, there is plenty of opportunity for people to forget where they parked their car. The students on this team will design and develop an augmented reality wayfinding app that will allow parking customers to use their phone to find their car in a parking structure.
Have you ever parked your car in a parking deck at the beginning of a long day and found yourself unsure of where you left it at the end of the day? There are a billion parking spots in the United States, making this a potentially large problem. As parking reservation usage increases, customers expect increased service from these systems. The students on this team will design and develop an augmented reality wayfinding app (iOS) that will allow parking customers to use their phone to find their car in a parking structure.
Successful implementation of an augmented reality parking structure wayfinding app would increase customer satisfaction with parking reservations and provide a market advantage to Flash in this growing industry.
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Mobile App Development (3-4 Students)
Specific Skills: iOS App Development. Augmented Reality, User interface. Must have completed EECS 281 prior to W22.
Likely Majors: CS, Any
Augmented Reality UI/UX (1-2 students)
Specific Skills: UI/UX Design. Interest in augmented reality, UX, Human factor design, visual perception. Must have basic coding skills.
Likely Majors: SI, ARTDES, CS
Navigation Algorithm Development (2-3 students)
Specific Skills: Algorithm development (location and navigation). Prior experience with localization and mapping is a plus.
Likely Majors: CS, ROB, Data Science
Hunter Dunbar manages AI/Computer Vision at Flash. He’s held previous positions in engineering and product at venture backed companies deploying Machine Learning products in commercial buildings and fleet vehicles. In his private time, he enjoys tinkering at the intersection of furniture and robotics, as well as kiteboarding. He received his collegiate education at the University of Minnesota.
Jeff is CTO at Flash. As CTO, he is responsible for the product, engineering, and data teams efforts at the company and ensuring that these teams work together as a unified front.
Prior to Flash, Jeff was cofounder of two companies, Bright and Signal, and an early engineer at Orbitz. Jeff is an active angel investor and Techstars mentor. Jeff lives in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and five children.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Mobile learning software development, tactile programming, methods for bringing technology into the classroom, and studying the effects of social networking and collaboration on learning.
Course Substitutions: Honors, ChE Elective, CS MDE/Capstone, CE MDE, EE MDE, IOE Grad Cognate, ROB 590, SI Elective, SI Grad Cognate
Citizenship Requirements: This project is open to all students on campus.
IP/NDA: Students will sign IP/NDA documents that are unique to FlashParking.
In Person/Remote Participation Options: Work will take place on campus in Ann Arbor, MI. Students accepting this project may have the opportunity to travel to Flash in Chicago (as Flash, University and State of Michigan, and local policies allow). Transportation will be provided by MDP.
Students who are approved to attend classes remotely for Winter (and Fall if necessary) 2022 may participate on this project.
Internship/Summer Opportunity: Students will be guaranteed an interview for a 2022 internship. The interviews will take place in Jan/Feb 2022.