Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Labonte', Robert C.

Abstract

One of the most dangerous driving scenarios is the vehicle rollover yet there is little in the way of preventing them. The goal of this project is to analyze the cause of these rollovers and create a device that can alert a driver that they are in danger. Using knowledge of the accelerations under which cars roll over and components which relate acceleration to electrical characteristics, we designed this device to alert the driver of danger before the car rolls over by lighting warning LEDs and sounding a buzzer. This device does not auto-correct the problem nor will it prevent reckless driving but it can keep drivers alert and give them warning before something terrible occurs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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