UMO Global Student Challenge 2013
What is the identified problem?
a)Heavy traffic jams at signal lights and other junctions and there will be no idea on the traffic jam for the commuter on his way to the destination and also with out proper idea on the traffic jam the vehicles will be going on accumulated at a particular junction and ultimately leads to heavy accumulation of traffic. b)High levels of noise pollution at traffic intersections. c)No proper monitoring of pollution check-up on vehicles
Brief about Solution
Taking all these factors in to consideration we developed “Traffic Conjecture”. In this system, we need to detect the vehicles passing or arriving at a certain point (For instance, approaching a traffic light).And this detected data is used to control and regulate the vehicles approaching that point. This system can be efficiently used where there is a need to bye-pass the traffic to other lane or to regulate the in-flow of vehicles in to place where there is more accumulation of vehicles . In this system the driver will be able to know the density of traffic in front of him and also the time that it consumes to get out of the traffic-jam. Knowing these two parameters he can have a chance to take diversion to the other lane(mostly bye-pass roads) to reach the destination as fast as possible. Here, we use vehicle detection loops called “Inductive loop traffic detectors” in order to find out the density of traffic. An induction loop is an electromagnetic communication or detection system which uses a moving magnet to induce a electrical current in a nearby wire. Induction loops are used for transmission and reception of communication signals, or for detection of metal objects in metal detectors or vehicle presence indicators. Detectors are installed in the road, both on the sub-lane and on the main road which measure and calculate the traffic flow, speed and occupancy levels. This system can also employ GPS technology in order to monitor the traffic density through Google maps such that people can easily choose their path of journey which is smooth and time-saving. In addition to this, to regulate the noise pollution during traffic jams we use an automated horn control of the vehicle by using the data given by the Inductive loop (i.e., If the density of traffic is more the intensity of the horn is made low and vice-versa).We can also check a vehicle whether, it had undergone Pollution check-up or not automatically by using a centralized system.
How well does the proposed solution enable great commuter experience?
Reduces time taken by a commuter to reach his destination This system forecasts the traffic density on his way to office(destination) and he can easily select his simplest path to reach there. He visualize the traffic in his way to the destination through GPS and if the way that he was going is jammed at any point he will take diversion (since there will be so many alternative routes) to another route and he can reach his destination in time. And also if at all he had already struck in the traffic jam, it is also easy for him to get out of that with in short time (because, we are regulating the accumulation of vehicles).
How attractive is this idea for partners from transportation, business, government, non profit or other sectors to get involved?
It will be very easy for the Department of transportation to monitor the vehicles whether they have cleared all the check ups (ie., pollution check ups etc.) and they can easily filter the vehicles that had not undergone clearances. And they may use very few manual power in monitoring. We can also reduce the habit of bribery (because the driver who have no clearances can directly approach the higher authority to pay penalty and all other stuff. For business organisations and offices this system is very useful, Since, the employers will reach the offices in time with out getting blocked in the traffic jams. it will be affordable to the government to install this system in cities.
Environmental impact, whether the proposed idea in predominantly service based without adding more physical structures
No constructions are used here this can be done with presently existing systems itself. And noise pollution can be drastically controlled in the cities using centralized noise control technique which is employed in this system.
Dates & Deadlines
25-Sep-2013 :Deadline for Registration
30-Sep-2013 :Deadline for submitting your projects
01-Oct-2013 :Announcement of top 50 entries
03-Oct-2013 :Deadline to entroll Techease 2013
16-Oct-2013 :Deadline for voting by friends
17-Oct-2013 :Presentation of the 50 shortlisted projects at the TechEase at IIITHyderabad
19-Oct-2013 :Announcement of the final iINNOVATE prizes and award winners
26-Oct-2013 :Winners may present at IIMBangalore at UXINDIA’13 conference