Computer Village Identity Management System
Commuter services refer to transportation services that enable people move from one location to the other especially with the use of taxis. 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 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 are almost universally recognized very few persons in the general public actually knows 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. 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 characteristic 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 . 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 a commuter vehicle identity management system. This will enable the management of parks to be able to identify cab drivers in the case of any problem.
1.1 Theoretical Background
The technologies used to implement the system are Visual Basic 6.0 programming language and Microsoft Access 2003 database. The programming language is used to create an interface that would be used to capture commuter details and the information can be saved to the database. Also, it aids finding or verification of commuters details. For instance, the source code below is used to confirm the number plate of a registered commuter.
Private Sub Form_Load()
On Error GoTo ab:
ID = InputBox(“ENTER TAXI NUMBER PLATE”, “VERIFICATION PARAMETER”)
Adodc1.Recordset.Find “NUMBER_PLATE = ‘” & ID & “‘”
If Text2(1).Text = “” Then
MsgBox “NUMBER PLATE DOES NOT EXIST”
Fig 1.1: Input box
1.2 Statement of Problem
Several problems are faced in urban areas due to improper management of commuters record such as:
- 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.
- There is no system to register commuters.
- It is difficult to verify the identity of commuters
- It is difficult to obtain reports of registered commuters
To overcome these problems, there is need for an automated database system to aid the registration and verification of the identity of commuters.
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 to realize the aim:
- To develop a commuter vehicle identity management system that will aid capturing of taxi drivers information to a database.
- To enable AKTC to better manage the identity commuters..
- To develop a system that will present basic reports pertaining to drivers when the database is queried.
1.4 Significance of the Study
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 Computer vehicle identity management system using AKTC, Uyo as a case study. It is centered on maintaining the basic identity information of drivers.
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 is discussed.
Chapter three is concerned with the system analysis and design. 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, conclusion and recommendations are provided in this chapter based on the study carried out.
1.6 Definition of Terms
To travel regularly from one place to another
People that help commute people such as taxi and bus drivers.
Refers generally to a region considered as a city.
A car, usually with a taximeter, whose driver is paid to transport passengers, typically for short distances
The organizing and controlling of the affairs of a business or a sector of a business
A combination of related parts working together to achieve a common goal.
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