Traffic accidents that occur as a direct result of collision represents the majority of accidents occurring on your highways and streets, and lead to hundreds of thousands of fatalities and injury to people and destruction to property. The aim of this project is to reduce the number of collisions through the application of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless communications. Even a small reduction in the number of these incidents yields very large savings and improvement to the quality of life. In this project, the researchers developed and implemented a system where GPS technology was used in tracking a single vehicle and relaying its information to a central server. Using another simulated vehicle, the server evaluated collision scenarios and sent cautionary messages to the roving vehicle if a collision was impending.

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  • Authors:
    • Oloufa, A A
    • Radwan, A E
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  • Publication Date: 2001


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p

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  • Accession Number: 00964233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2003 12:00AM