Contact Info
From Left to Right: Josh Mauldin, Daniel Nadeau, Chris Chidi, Matthew Brooks
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Group Member Emails:
Matthew Brooks
Christopher Chidi
Josh Mauldin
Daniel Nadeau

  • January 22, 2010

    We were chosen to go on the semi-finals round of The Inventure Prize @ Ga Tech. Click Here for more information about The Inventure Prize @ Ga Tech.

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    - Let Us Know If You Would Like To See WaitLess On Campus!

  • May 13, 2009

    Meeting with a Technique Campus Newspaper Senior Staff Writer for article in June 26th issue.

    New website/domain went live:

  • April 29, 2009

    Gave presentation and live demonstration to the Ga Tech Parking and Transportation department.

    Everyone in attendance was impressed, and mentioned they will work with us on the project more in the coming weeks to possibly start a trial on campus this summer.

  • April 27, 2009

    The Technique, Ga Tech's Campus Newspaper, plans to write an Article about the WaitLess system for a Summer issue!!!

    In the "Annual Best and Worst of Tech" issue for 2009, the stinger bus service/notification system was picked by both the newspaper and students as the worst transportation method.

  • April 24, 2009

    Final presentation was given to Professor Keezer and several others including Edgar Jones of ECE. Everyone was very impressed!

    Our product demonstration was also successful!!!

  • April 23, 2009

    Live Demonstartion at Atlantic Dr. & 5th St. Bus Stop was Successful, in the pouring rain!!!

    Posted new videos of demonstration and student reactions at the bus stop!

Proposed Solution

What is WaitLess?

The WaitLess system we developed tracks all the buses on the Georgia Institute of Technology Campus.

It is a standalone system that is solar powered and wireless internet driven; this allows the system to be placed at any bus stop easily with no external power or internet connection requirements.

The WaitLess system consists of a case/sign which has a custom display which lights LEDs positioned on a map of the bus routes to indicate the location of all the buses on campus.

This way an informed decision can be made, to go ahead and walk or wait for the bus.

We are competing in The Inveture Prize @ Georgia Tech!!

The InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech is an innovation competition for undergraduate students at Georgia Tech. Students can work independently or in teams to develop and present inventions which will be judged by experts. The competitors will introduce their inventions in one or more preliminary rounds from which approximately 10 finalists will be selected to advance to a Final Round. In this round, two winning inventions, either individuals or teams, will be selected and will receive:
* A cash prize of $15,000 for first place or $10,000 for second place
* A free US patent filing by Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing (each valued at approximately $20,000)

Video Showing New Design Concept

Student Reactions During Live Demonstration

Watch More Videos Of WaitLess In Action!

View Pictures Of The WaitLess System!

View All Supporting Documentation!

Why is our product needed?

  • A student at the Georgia Institute of Technology often faces the dilemma of whether it will be quicker to wait for the next bus or to walk to his/her destination.
  • Currently, one way a potential passenger knows where the buses are is by using NextBus' website which requires a computer to access.
  • NextBus Tracking Website
  • A potential passenger would have to have a cellphone with an internet connection to access this website while waiting at a bus stop.
  • The only other option is to view a NextBus scrolling sign display which is only avialable at three bus stops on campus, presumably because these are the only bus stops with electricity available.
  • Both of these ways show only a text based prediction, it only lists predicted arrival times in minutes.
  • These predictions can be very inaccurate and can lead to more frustration. 96% of GA Tech students said they were dissatisfied with the current notification systems and bus service in general.