Traffic accident preventing system
Many manufacturers equip their vehicles with distance control systems, which warn the driver of dangerous situations. These systems are effective in situations, when you need to slow down quickly and preserve safe distance. However, statistics show that 65% of road accidents occur within the intersections, where these systems are not effective.
Our suggestion is to develop a traffic accident preventing system, which would improve traffic safety at intersections in other potentially dangerous sections of road. It consists of 2 components: Tracking and Alert Center - "TAC", and Mobile Safety Helper - "MSH". TAC and MSH are able to share information through WIFI.
TAC is set at the crossroads (or other dangerous traffic sections), and is a combination of video cameras and various sensors connected to a specialized server with the software that allows real-time tracking of the traffic and prognosticating potential dangerous situations.
MSH is mounted in a vehicle and has the following functions:
- Sending its ID, the current speed parameters, acceleration, the planned route, etc. to the TAC.
- Receiving of hazard warning from the TAC and notifying the driver about it. The MSH may also intervene in the operating system for braking control, acceleration, etc. MSH could activate the security system of the vehicle in advance (straining the belts, AIRBAG).
TAC monitors the situation on the road within an intersection continuously, the location of the vehicles on the road, their speed, acceleration, traffic light signals, receives additional information from the vehicles equipped with MSH about the itinerary, analyzes the state of the road surface and weather conditions. Based on the information received, the forecast for the development of the road situation is formed. If danger is detected, the signal will be sent to the vehicles equipped with MSH to take precautions to avoid an accident (to slow down, accelerate and other).
An example of such a situation may be a violation of the rules by one of the drivers, who is crossing the intersection at a red light. In this case the TAC will send a signal to the MSH, warning of the inadmissibility of movement despite the allowing light. The accident will be avoided.