Children road safety system

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According to statistics, most accidents involving children occur crossing the road. Children are usually not very good at understanding road signs, traffic rules and road surface markings. Children have difficulty judging speed or distance.

To reduce the number of accidents involving children we need:

  1. to learn how to influence the behaviour of children, warning of the possibility of a dangerous situation.
  2. to install special equipment in vehicles, which would warn the driver of the risk of a dangerous situation (child on the road).
The use of reflective elements, let's call them flickers, on the clothes of pedestrians significantly reduces the number of accidents. But this is not enough.

What we suggest is a special RFID-Flicker which would be fixed on the child's clothing to improve its safety on the road. Cars equipped with a special RFID sensor can detect the RFID-Flicker in advance at a considerable distance and warn the driver of the danger. These RFID-Flickers can be used for the road safety of school age children.

An Advanced RFID-Flicker (ARF) could be made for teenagers. It could warn not only the driver, but also the child of a danger. It works as follows. Suppose that RFID-sensor of a car detected an approaching ARF (child on the road). The car computer gets the ARF ID and calculates the distance to it. Then, using WIFI (or other radio technology), the car computer sends a signal back to the detected ARF, warning of the danger. Upon receiving the message, ARF warns the teenager of the danger (vibration, light indication, sound signal in headphones). At pressing the car horn by the driver the computer will also send a signal to the ARF.

Children road safety system
Children road safety system

Using Advanced RFID-Flicker can especially help ensure the safety of handicapped children (blind, short-sighted, deaf, etc.) when other methods are not effective.

Modern technology makes it possible to make RFID-Flickers and Advanced RFID-Flickers saleable and cheap. They can be produced as separate devices, or imbedded into mobile users devices (cell phones, PDA, watches, etc.).



What is your idea of the problem can be solved?
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  1. It will improve road safety.
  2. It may help raise the quality of life and the safety of persons with disabilities. Niels Gossen Niels Gossen


Who will be the first customers of your ideas?
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  1. Automakers seeking to make their cars safer.
  2. Parents thinking about the safety of their children. Anna Gossen Anna Gossen


Who are the major competitors? What are the main benefits of your ideas before the competition?
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The competitors are manufacturers of car safety systems based on the use of radar to measure distances to obstacles.

The advantage of the idea is the low cost of the technological solution and its effectiveness. Because it is not only the driver, but also the pedestrian, who receive a danger warning. The potential of this idea greatly would be even bigger if we combine it with the previous idea "Traffic sign + RFID = Information + Security + Advertisement".

I guess there is no such idea implemented. There is a chance to create a new market for car safety devices. It is huge and so far empty. You can be the first to produce such systems. Sergey Bessonnitsyn Sergey Bessonnitsyn


Modern technology makes it possible to make RFID-Flickers and Advanced RFID-Flickers saleable and cheap.
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