Electronic Control Module Subset for a Vehicle
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
The project proposes a safety and alert system which sets out to address problems faced by the vehicle at the time of pre-accident and post-accident and make the vehicle more sound in safety culture in regards to responding to the accidents. The proposed system consists of 4 features. Firstly, a Collision detection system is a part of a safety feature that warns drivers in the event of an imminent collision. When this system-equipped vehicle comes too close to another vehicle in front of it, a
... in front of it, a visual, audible, and/or tactile signal occurs to alert the driver to the situation and it also detects if the accident had happened or not. Secondly, the Collision Avoidance System is also a part of the Safety system which helps in avoiding the collision when no response is there from the driver when an alert is given. Thirdly, the Electronic Gyro Engine Kill Switch which is part of postaccident safety which turns off the engine and disconnects the battery so that there is no current flow at the time of the rollover. The collision, roll-over, and pitching of the vehicle are detected by a group of piezoelectric sensors and gyroscope and accelerometer module (M.P.U. 6050). Fourth and the last feature is an accident alert system that is used to trigger the standalone-GPS Module which provides the coordinates to the emergency service operator & the emergency contact mentioned by the owner of the car. The location is sent through a GSM module with the location, Car Number, and impact area in form of a message. The complete system is analyzed & designed using Proteus, Arduino IDE, OpenCV, and Raspberry Pi. The proteus is used to design the circuitry, run the virtual simulation of the circuit, and also used it to obtain data sets so that the errors can be rectified. Arduino IDE is used for the coding part of the microcontroller. OpenCV and Raspberry Pi are used for the Image Processing part.