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IoT-Enabled Alcohol Detection System for Road Transportation Safety in Smart City

Uzairue, Stanley Idiake and Ighalo, Joshua and Matthews, V. O. and Nwukor, Frances and Popoola, A. P. I. (2018) IoT-Enabled Alcohol Detection System for Road Transportation Safety in Smart City. Springer Nature. pp. 695-704.

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In this paper, an alcohol detection system was developed for road transportation safety in smart city using Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Two Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) thresholds are set and monitored with the use of a microcontroller. When the first threshold is reached, the developed system transmits the BAC level of the driver and the position coordinates of the vehicle to the central monitoring unit. At the reach of the second BAC threshold, the IoT-enabled alcohol detection system shuts down the vehicle’s engine, triggers an alarm and puts on the warning light indicator. A prototype of this scenario is designed and implemented such that a Direct Current (DC) motor acted as the vehicle’s engine while a push button served as its ignition system. The efficiency of this system is tested to ensure proper functionality. The deployment of this system will help in reducing the incidence of drunk driving related road accidents in smart cities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet of Things Road transportation safety Accident control Smart city
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 12:51
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 12:51

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