New Real-time Online Wolfline Tracking System Designed by CSC Alumni Start-up
When students returned to the NC State University campus this fall, they had a new resource for navigating the Wolfline system. The University Transportation Office contracted with TransLoc, a company founded by four NC State computer science alumni, to offer real-time information on the location of each of the Wolfline buses through a website. Joshua Whiton (BSCSC '04), cofounder and chief executive officer of TransLoc, came up with the idea for an online, Web-based locator for buses while waiting for the bus with his friend and cofounder Dominique Bischof (BSCSC '03, MSCSC '04). "People had kicked around the idea for a while, but no one ever really pursued it," said Whiton. "We were standing at the bus stop and just said that it was possible and then set out to make it happen." The team, which also includes Jesse Lovelace (BSCSC '05) and Justin Harris (BSCSC '04), formed an intelligent transportation system (ITS) company to develop and market the innovative Transit Visualization System (TVS) that provides real-time tracking of multiple vehicles.
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