CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2023
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Established in 1937, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is an esteemed American credit union. Its ascension to prominence can be attributed to the cultivation of robust affiliations, an unwavering commitment to fostering financial literacy, and active community engagement. As a result, MSUFCU has emerged as the preferred choice for university students, faculty members, and esteemed alumni.

MSUFCU offers members a seamless and secure means to undertake a multitude of financial transactions, ranging from checking transactions to transferring funds to other members, through their internal Member2Member system, all accessible at the touch of a finger.

Due to legislative changes enacted by Michigan in 2023, the physical use of mobile electronic devices while operating a vehicle is illegal. Our Digital Banking Car App is an innovative extension of MSUFCU’s current mobile application.

Our application runs on a vehicle’s infotainment system, enabling members to safely, intuitively, and quickly perform banking actions while operating a vehicle.

The application gives users the ability to perform actions within their banking application safely. Through voice-controlled technology, members talk to the system through digital assistants to transfer funds, view recent transactions, find nearby loyalties, and locate nearby MSUFCU branch locations.

The software enhances the member experience by delivering a seamlessly secure digital banking interface that caters to their dynamic and on-the-go lifestyles.

The front end of our Android application is written in Kotlin using Java to communicate with the back end. The back end uses a PHP framework that communicates with a SQL database that is hosted on an MSU CSE server.