Automated IoT Over speeding Vehicle Reporting System
Sisye, Andrew Samson
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The government of Uganda is undertaking various endeavors to improve on the road safety and among the aspects that is majorly considered is fighting over speeding on roads as for over two decades, speeding has been the reason for approximately one third of all the motor vehicle fatalities worldwide (The Consequences of Speeding, 2022). And various efforts are being undertaken like putting up infrastructure like road cameras for monitoring, equipping traffic officers at check points with speed guns, legislating and putting up laws to fight over speeding and giving penalties through the EPS and sensitization campaigns like Tweddeko campaign by Viva energy group encouraging drivers not to drive at high speeds and many more solutions are welcome. It is upon this background that we undertook this project with the objective of developing an embedded system that detects the speed of a moving vehicle and automatically reports to police through SMS in case the set speed limit is exceeded to aid in the campaign of fighting over speeding in a more effective manner using ICT. During the system requirements elicitation phase, data was collected through studying documentation, interviews, observation, focus group discussions and online questionnaires. The system was implemented using a number of components and modules such as GPS module, GSM module, Arduino Uno microcontroller, speed sensor, dc motors, motor driver, jump wires, breadboard, LCD screen and the algorithm written using C programming language in the Arduino IDE. Data analysis was done using python data science libraries like matplotlib, seaborn, and pandas, and the findings showed that whereas most of the respondents were willing to embrace the culture of curbing over speeding so as to reduce on road accidents, they showed willingness to have an improved automated system put in place to curb over speeding. Some desirable features were suggested for inclusion on the automated vehicle over speeding system such as displaying the current speed for the vehicle and the current location’s speed limit together on the LCD screen to keep drivers updated of the current speed limit. The logical design and physical design were done and the system was implemented with all the suggested features. An early system prototype was established for user testing and validation. It is highly recommended that drivers in Uganda embrace the system to make their contribution to this system, Uganda’s big solution to the over speeding problem.