An Intergrated Web and Mobile Application for Vehicle Checkpoints Using QR Code

Authors: John Christer C. Largo, Edeuge G. Dano, Arlene R. Caballero, and Erlito M. Albina

Issue: 2023


The checkpoint’s goal is to monitor and control movement to investigate violators and prevent violence. However, manually checking licenses and registrations is time-consuming and inconvenient, often causing traffic delays. The LTO developed QR codes on new RFID plates to facilitate information verification without contacting the LTO, yet officers frequently only do manual checks. This study developed an integrated web and mobile QR code application to expedite checkpoint processes. Sixty respondents assessed functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability and portability. Results showed a “very good” 4.29 average rating across categories. Highlights were system efficiency for time savings and outcomes; usability for understandability and learnability; and portability to adapt across systems. Areas for improvement are enhancing fault tolerance and stability, and adding modules like payments. The application enables officers to quickly scan QR codes to validate documents and registrations, avoid unnecessary contact, systematically record data, and ease checkpoint passage. Overall, the system was found to be highly functional in managing information, facilitating processes, reducing delays, and enabling contactless checkpoints to prevent COVID-19 spread. Further work can expand modules for transactions and accessibility.