Embedded system for vehicle speed monitoring

Murakaru, Anne Wamuyu
Orero, Joseph Onderi
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Strathmore University
This paper investigated the impact of current approaches taken to curb speeding of public service vehicles in Kenya. A qualitative research pointed out that the existing systems are inefficient and ineffective in monitoring speeding and reporting speeding offenses to the relevant authorities. In addition, public service vehicle drivers are not aware of the current speed limit zones in various locations given that the National Transport Service Authority (NTSA) periodically changes speed limit regulations along particular roads. An embedded system for vehicle speed monitoring was proposed and tested. The objective was to design a real time microcontroller based system for mapping speed limit zones and reporting cases of speeding violations to the relevant authorities through an android mobile application. An LCD Screen was integrated to the microcontroller to provide a visual display of the vehicle location and speed limit within the location. In the event of speeding, an audio alert is triggered to notify the driver and an SMS is sent from the GSM module to a central server. Through this system, public service drivers are aware of the speed limit zones on various roads and are alerted once the speed limit is exceeded. The real time reporting system enables the transport agencies and other regulatory bodies to equally monitor speeding vehicles on the roads.
The conference aimed at supporting and stimulating active productive research set to strengthen the technical foundations of engineers and scientists in the continent, through developing strong technical foundations and skills, leading to new small to medium enterprises within the African sub-continent. It also seeked to encourage the emergence of functionally skilled technocrats within the continent.
Speed violations, Embedded system, Speeding, GSM module, GPS module, Microcontroller
Murakaru, A. W., & Orero, J. (2017). Embedded system for vehicle speed monitoring. In Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT). Nairobi: Strathmore University. Retrieved from https://su-plus.strathmore.edu