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Cloud Based Information System for Management of Urban Taxis

Cloud Based Information System for Management of Urban Taxis

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DEDICATION

This research material titled “Cloud Based Information System for Management of Urban Taxis” is dedicated to God for his enabling grace, and to all computer enthusiasts who contributed to make life a pleasant experience during my research documentation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I extend my sincere gratitude to all those who contributed to the completion of this project. Special thanks to my Supervisor (Name of your Supervisor), the Head of Department (Name of your HOD), the Lecturers in the department of Computer Science (CS), Book Authors and Profound Scholars of existing or related project material on “Cloud Based Information System for Management of Urban Taxis” for their invaluable guidance, support, and expertise throughout the journey.

I am also grateful to your study area (mention any funding organizations, if applicable) for their financial assistance. This research would not have been possible without the encouragement and assistance of some stakeholders (mention any mentors, teachers, or colleagues). Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the understanding and patience of my family and friends during this endeavor. Your unwavering support has been a constant source of motivation. Thank you all for being part of this meaningful endeavor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRELIMINARY PAGES


CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION


    CHAPTER TWO

    LITERATURE REVIEW

    • 2.1 Introduction

    CHAPTER THREE

    SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

    • 3.1 Methodology Adopted
    • 3.1.1 Problem Identification Using SSADM
    • 3.2 Analysis of the Existing System
    • 3.2.1 Dataflow of the Existing System
    • 3.2.2 Disadvantages Of The Existing System
    • 3.2.3 Weakness of the existing System
    • 3.3 Feasibility Study
    • 3.3.1 Economic Feasibility
    • 3.3.2 Technical Feasibility
    • 3.3.3 Operational Feasibility
    • 3.4 Analysis of the Proposed System
    • 3.4.1 Data Flow Diagram of the Proposed System
    • 3.4.2 Advantages of the Proposed System
    • 3.4.3 Justification of the Proposed System
    • 3.5 Functional Requirements
    • 3.5.1 Use Case Diagram Of The Admin / User Privileges
    • 3.6 Data Requirements
    • 3.7 High Level Model of the Proposed System

    CHAPTER FOUR

    SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

    • 4.1 Objectives of the Design
    • 4.2 Cohesion and Decomposition High level Model
    • 4.3 Control Center / Overall Dataflow Diagram
    • 4.3.1 Proposed System Operation Flowchart
    • 4.4 System Specification and Design
    • 4.4.1 Input and Output Specification
    • 4.4.2 Database Specification and Design
    • 4.4.3 Data Dictionary
    • 4.5 Choice and Justification of Programming Language
    • 4.6 Program Documentation
    • 4.7 Implementation Techniques
    • 4.7.1 System Testing
    • 4.8 Programming Module Specification
    • 4.8.1 Installation
    • 4.9 Computer Hardware Minimum Requirement
    • 4.10 Software Requirement
    • 4.11 Personnel / User Training
    • 4.12 File Maintenance Module

    CHAPTER FIVE

    SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Summary
    • 5.3 Conclusion
    • 5.4 Recommendation

    REFERENCES

    APPENDIX A - “SOURCE CODE”

    APPENDIX B - “OBJECT PROGRAM”


    Cloud Based Information System for Management of Urban Taxis

    CHAPTER ONE

    1.0 Introduction

    Taxis are an instantly recognizable form of transport, existing in almost every city in the world. Still the roles that are filled by taxis varies much from city to city. Regulation of the taxi industry has a long history. However this has not yet resulted in a universal solution. The taxi industry is complex and therefore it might be the case that there is no such solution at all. Taxis are an important part of the transport system in most developed and developing cities. Still “the taxi” does not refer to the same concept everywhere. A combination of local markets and heterogeneous market structures result in a wide set of challenges for authorities seeking to regulate the industry. Taxis are a part of a functioning community and although the concept of taxis is almost universally recognized very few persons in the general public actually know how the taxi industry works. Similarly, the term “taxi” does not mean exactly the same everywhere. It varies from country to country and in many cases from city to city within a country. There are several challenges that the taxi industry is faced with in the market solution. This includes safety, quality, competition with other modes, social issues and illicit behavior. The obvious solution is to regulate the industry. This report points at the rationale behind and experience with different forms of taxi regulation. Taxis provide a point-to-point service to the general public and are therefore part of “public transport”, even though the lack of regular schedules, routes and set stations − all features of public transport − gives it a semi-private character. As fixed service systems cannot support all travel demand, full area coverage is dependent on taxis. The definition will usually vary from country to country and include different market segments. In this report, the word “taxi” is defined as “a vehicle with a driver available for hire by the general public”, The vehicles are smaller than buses or coaches and registered for a maximum of nine persons. This is not the only definition of a taxi, it is one of many [1].

    In this age of information, almost all fields of endeavour such as education, manufacturing, research, games, entertainment, and business treat information systems as a need. Indeed, every activity in our daily life today requires people to get involved in the use of information systems. To properly regulate taxi operators especially in an urban area, there is need for an urban taxi registration management system. This will enable the management of parks to be able to identify taxi drivers in the case of any problem.

    1.1 Theoretical Background

    The technology used to implement the system is database technology and the programming language used is Visual BASIC 6.0. The technology was chosen because of the need to capture and save taxi details to database. For instance the source code can be used to query taxi records by driver’s surname:

    Private Sub Command2_Click()

    Adodc1.Recordset.Filter = “DRIVERS_SURNAME=’” & Text1.Text & “‘”

    End Sub

    Fig 1.1: Urban Taxi database


    1.2 Statement of Problem

    It is common to hear reports of criminal activities amongst taxi operators. There have been cases of over-speeding, abuse of customers, drunk driving, etc. this behavior persists because there is no effective system that captures the identity of drivers such that they can be reported and disciplined if found engaging in such vices. In addition, most drivers that are not qualified to drive in the urban area do so illegally, without proper registration. The consequence of this scenario is that the lives and properties of passengers are at risk. Also, the managers of the taxi parks manually record information and this makes it difficult to get relevant reports or to confirm needed information pertaining to the taxi. To overcome these problems, there is need for an automated database system to aid the registration and verification of the identity of taxi drivers. It is in view if this need that has necessitated the development of this research work.


    1.3 Aim and Objectives of the Study

    The aim of the study is to develop an automated information system for urban taxi registration management.

    The following are the specific objectives:

    1. To develop a software system that will aid capturing of taxi drivers information to a database.
    2. To enable AKTC to better manage the identity of taxi drivers.
    3. To develop a system that will present basic reports pertaining to taxi drivers when the database is queried.

    1.4 Significance of the Project

    The significance of the study is that it will enable Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) to effectively manage the identity of its drivers and to ensure that they are properly registered before they operate. It will help in providing useful information that will help the management of AKTC track down drivers that have been reported for one reason or the other. The study will also serve as a useful reference material to other researchers seeking for related information.


    1.5 Scope of the Study

    This study covers automated information system for urban taxi registration management using AKTC, Uyo as a case study.


    1.6 Organization of the Research

    This research work is organized into five chapters.

    Chapter one is concerned with the introduction of the research study and it presents the preliminaries, theoretical background, statement of the problem, aim and objectives of the study, significance of the study, scope of the study, organization of the research and definition of terms.

    Chapter two focuses on the literature review, the contributions of other scholars on the subject matter are discussed.

    Chapter three is concerned with the system analysis and design. It presents the research methodology used in the development of the system, it analyzes the present system to identify the problems and provides information on the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed system. The system design is also presented in this chapter.

    Chapter four presents the system implementation and documentation, the choice of programming language, analysis of modules, choice of programming language and system requirements for implementation.

    Chapter five focuses on the summary, constraints of the study, conclusion and recommendations are provided in this chapter based on the study carried out.


    1.7 Definition of Terms


    Urban:

    Refers generally to a region considered as a city.


    Taxi:

    A car usually with a taximeter, whose driver is paid to transport passengers, typically for short distances.


    Management:

    The organizing and controlling of the affairs of a business or a sector of a business


    System:

    A combination of related parts working together to achieve a common goal


    Passenger:

    One who travels in train or motor vehicle but who does not operate it.


    Park:

    A place reserved for vehicles to pick and drop passengers.


    Fare:

    Money paid for a transport ticket.


    Transport:

    To convey persons or items from one place to another.


    Regulate:

    To control or direct according to rule, principle or law.


    Traffic:

    Pedestrians or vehicles on roads.

    CHAPTER TWO

    2.0 Literature Review

    2.1 Introduction

    This chapter focuses on the review of related literature. A literature review includes the current knowledge as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. It documents the state of the art with respect to the topic you are writing. It surveys the literature in the topic selected. In this research work the literature review includes the …

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