Scanine | Dog on Bus
Scanine is a project that consists of adapting to the RFID scanners that will enable dogs to use Hong Kong’s public transport. The goal is to allow pet dogs and their owners to travel in buses instilling the sense of safety and security among fellow passengers.
The project involves both hardware and software development. In the hardware part we build two sets of scanners. One that is located at the entrance of the bus and the other at the exit. The scanners at the entrance will update the dog’s information and travel history onto our software system. On the other hand the scanners at the exit will notify the software system that the dog has alighted from the bus. The software will include developing a bus journey algorithm for dogs that accumulates information such as travel history, past incident report and medical history. If any one of the three factors does not live up to the acquired standards, the bus driver will have all rights to ban the dog from the bus for a certain period of time.
The aim Project Scanine is to ensure the dog is healthy, well-behaved and therefore eligible to travel by public transport, knowing he will not cause any trouble to the other passengers. This system could lead to future projects involving other transport systems such as MTR and ferries. This system aims to promote the use of public transport to a broader target audience that in-turn will help save the environment and could lead to helping dog-owners in choosing a cheaper option for transport.