Students studying for a degree in Administration and Promotion of Urban Work, offered by the Architecture and Design Departments at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), created a mobile application whose purpose is to improve safety and information on public transportation in the State of Mexico.
Angélica Rincón Fuerte, Diego Vázquez Robledo and Regina Paredes Gorostieta Jiménez developed the project “Muevetex. Secure Transport at Your Fingertips” which was the winner of the “Re-Design the State of Mexico” contest, organized by Mexico Media Lab.
As winners of this contest, the students will receive extra funding, as well as integral counseling to accelerate the completion of their work. They will also be able to attend more workshops, talks and courses.
In an interview, Regina Paredes explained that the “Muevetex” application integrates the different transport routes of Toluca and its adjacent metropolitan area. For example, the app aims to map truck routes, cycle paths, cycle stations and collective taxi sites.
She explained that it provides the user with the facility to establish where you are and where to get information about transportation routes, including data such as the environmental impact of the journey, calories burned, travel times and tariffs, in order to promote a fast, safe and sustainable way to travel.
In addition, he said, the application has a security button that when activated is linked directly with a web page and, from there, the user’s coordinates are established, as well when aid will arrive.