Faculty Advisor

Labonté, Robert C.


In 2002 there were approximately 11 million vehicles involved in accidents in the United states. 90% of those vehicles (approximately 9.9 million) were passenger cars or light trucks. As the number of drivers on the roads increase there is an increase in the need to make driving conditions safer. Also in the past year gasoline prices have hit a 23 year high, so there has also been a growing interest in making automobiles more fuel efficient. In the name of safety lobbyists for years have been trying to get Daytime Running Lights made mandatory on all passenger vehicles. This project examines the efficiency, usefulness, and economical impact of Daytime Running Lights.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering