'Traveler' is a software system comprising of an app and a 'big data' integrated cloud monitoring system (firebase). The app converts mobile phones into speed, performance and collision detectors capable of automatically tracking, tracing and reporting reckless practices likely to cause an accident, especially in buses. When an accident occurs, the app automatically detects it and sends an emergency alert SMS to hospitals, ambulance services and other institutions with the location and severity of collision.
The app has a specialised algorithm which makes smart phones sensitive to data concerning speed, location, orientation, weather conditions, acceleration and the collision force recorded during impact. Traveler is being integrated into Cameroon’s public transport network.