UMO Global Student Challenge 2013

Smart Traffic Congestion Control

Published On : 30-Sep-13 08:28:53 | 1594 Views 134 Votes
What is the identified problem?

Congestion and traffic flow

Brief about Solution

 My paper majorly utilizes sensors, microcontroller for determining traffic flow rate,GSM network to update the information regarding to traffic flow rate,Wireless device poles embedded with displays for updating traffic flow rate at junction.The sensors(Transmitter and receiver)are placed at each lane in such a way that it can able to detect vehicles moving in the range.It increment its count each time when signal gets interrupted b/w t/x and r/x . Count will be sent to micro controller. A switch named as leaf switch ( These are employed for generating short pulses that trigger an action in the circuit) is placed beneath the road at a certain distance from the junction . When vehicle pressure falls on sensor for certain threshold time which is preset in controller then switch gets closed and circuit operation of leaf switch gets triggered it gives interrupt message to micro controller . Both the outputs of sensors COUNT and LANE BUSY message given to controller the message delivered to traffic control room from different junctions and message gets updated to poles by GSM situated at different places in city by traffic control room .And then traffic flow rate message will be displayed on LCD screen at particular areas. An another method for most efficient traffic alert is that message from poles will be transmitted to displays arranged in vehicles by using wireless technology such as Bluetooth ,WIFI , Zig-bee. By implementing this system traffic updates can be efficiently transfer to vehicles display. Vehicle navigation also will get simpler by similar arrangement at places where there are many ways to reach the destination sensors count the vehicles and count will get displayed on LCD screen , Which is arranged at common point of these junction(many ways).These setup will be much useful in metro cities because number ways will be there to reach destination . Finally traffic flow at poles can be controlled by employing transmitter and receiver setup described in presentation.It works on principle receiving peak frequency signals ,when receiver receives peak frequency a brake system will get triggers .An intimate zone is prescribed where every vehicle should stop when red signal switches if he violates receiver will start its work when he get into signal range. Thus by employing all these traffic congestion is reduced and traffic can be controlled.

How well does the proposed solution enable great commuter experience?

Present day a person is spending a few hours of his daily life in traffic. At this rate million hours of valuable time of people in country is lost with no use. With this new idea we are saving few hours of this valuable time by providing people smart and efficient way of transportation. Allowing them to reach their goals with no obstacles called traffic jams.

How attractive is this idea for partners from transportation, business, government, non profit or other sectors to get involved?

This idea of traffic congestion control will involve the combine efforts of government, transportation and technology sectors. This cannot be solely done by the government. So many business firms and other public sectors have to take part in this dream of congestion-free roads to come true in our nation. It is beneficial to private firms also not only in profit aspect but also as service to the country.

Environmental impact, whether the proposed idea in predominantly service based without adding more physical structures

Our idea of congestion control involves low cost , user friendly digital systems and smart devices with no further physical infrastructure for already cumbersome roads of the country. We are using Bluetooth,Wi-Fi and Zigbee kind of wireless devices for precautious way of reducing traffic jams at junctions. Since we are not constructing or using any eco-hazardous material or signals we can say that this idea is eco-friendly.

Organized By

Panel of Judges

Bapu Kaladhar Shyama Sundar Duriseti Pratima Gupta Komal Mangu Paridhi Varma Ranjeet Kumar Tayi Srikanth Rangavajhala Raghu Reddy Arnab Chakravarty Rashmi Munshi Raman Khanna Sanjukta Das Prerak Mehta Usha Vikas Patri Ashish Tiwari Kalyan Rayapeta Bijey Shayak Sen Vinay Ahuja Shyamala Prayaga

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

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