Features and Benefits

The App provides flexibility with regard to data transmission.  Commute Warrior can be set to track and record travel data, uploading later via WiFi transmission, or the App can transmit data in real time via the user’s wireless data plan. 

The App allows the user to set a battery level that, when reached, automatically discontinues the operation of the CW App. This feature helps ensure user battery levels remain above desired levels.

The users can review their travel for any monitored day.

The travel activity is displayed using an open source mapping system for the users to review.

Users are asked to complete online travel diary surveys for a few targeted days each month.  The surveys ask the user to select a purpose for each trip, why that route was selected, etc.  The online surveys only take a few minutes to complete.  Survey data will be used in studying travel behavior.

Battery Use

The battery usage statistics shows that in a typical day the App uses around 25% of the battery, depending on the user.  In tests the App’s impact on battery drain time was found to be marginal. The phone’s battery will last through the work day as long as it is charged every night.

Upon installing and getting started with the Commute Warrior App, users can set preferences for how data is uploaded and recorded, and what minimum battery level they want to App to operate on.  Once the battery reaches the specified battery level, the App turns off.