Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John


This project involved the creation of a crash detection device for race cars, the DragAid-MK. The DragAid-MK is designed to provide safer racing conditions for drivers in the sportsmen category of drag racing. It was made to mount on any type of sportsmen racing vehicle and monitor g-force levels on the vehicle. When these levels become too great, the device will shut down the ignition system and fuel pump of the vehicle. It is hoped that the DragAid-MK will result in the elimination of the two main sources of ignition in racing accidents, making accidents safer for racers and rescue crews.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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