Disposable Cars

When

2013

Role

UI/UX, Design, Engineering

Tools

car2go API, Mapbox, Sass, Node.js, d3.js, collect.js

Details

Awed by the availability patterns of car2go cars in Portland, I wanted to create a time-lapse visualization of their movement within the city.

Using car2go's API, I made a process on AWS EC2 record all the available cars in Portland every 10 minutes. I then use d3.js and Mapbox.js to draw the car's movement to it's next location.

Check it out at sacks.io/disposable-cars and source code available on GitHub.