CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2021
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Ford Motor Company is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with operations in over 125 countries and a worldwide workforce of 186,000 employees. Ford designs and manufactures a full line of cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles under both the Ford and Lincoln brands.

Electric vehicles have recently experienced significant growth in popularity and technical advancement in the automobile industry. A common concern of consumers who are hesitant to switch from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle is the possibility of running out of charge with no recharge station nearby.

Our Crowd-Sourced EV Emergency Recharge mobile application provides a platform for owners of electric vehicles to request assistance from other electric vehicle owners in the area if they run out of charge while driving.

After logging in to the application, a user is greeted by a Help Center screen, from which the user can submit an assistance request or view the open requests in their area.

Users submitting a request can input information pertaining to their vehicle, current location, and destination. The application notifies nearby users that a new request has been submitted.

Users wishing to aid stranded drivers can select a help request from the screen, view details, and select a price for which the user is willing to charge up the stranded driver’s car. Once the offer is accepted, the user is provided with the location, vehicle, and license plate information required to fulfill the request safely.

Our system addresses the concerns of potential customers, increasing sales and improving the reputation of electric vehicles.

Our mobile application is compatible with both iOS and Android. The front end is built with React Native and the back end is built using Swift and Java.