College students create airbnb-like app to locate available parking space in real time

Ever wondered how to avoid rage over another motorist for a parking space or end a hassle-filled time looking for a vacant parking slot?

A group of college students got your back!

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College students from the University of San Jose-Recoletos Kevin Cerdon, Jesury Thomas Gadiane, Noel Daniel Seldura, and their faculty adviser Eric Magto have created an app called “Car Space” that allows a motorist to remotely locate and monitor an available parking space for his vehicle in real time.

It is quite similar to airbnb, where a user can look for available accommodations online. That’s how it works for “Car Space,” a report said.

This innovation topped 160 other entries at the Smart’s Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) awards last May 10.

According to a report, Cerdon, who presented the app, said that “there are no similar projects like “Car Space,” saying that what “differentiates their app from other parking apps is that it is like Airbnb, but for cars.”

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Cerdon’s team brought home the top prize of P300,000.

Asia Pacific College’s entry “LYNIA”, a queue management system which aims to ease commuter queuing experience in Public Utility Vehicle terminals, was proclaimed as the second-best while Technological University of the Philippines–Manila’s “Beenotified”, a cost-effective and full cycle beehive monitoring system placed third.

SWEEP is an annual competition that encourages innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among students of tertiary schools. It is now on its 15th year.

Source :

Yahoo, PNA