Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Abstract

This project proposes a safety device worn by pedestrians, capable of detecting an approaching vehicle and warning both pedestrian and driver of potential danger. Tire sound was targeted, amplified, filtered and analyzed to determine vehicle proximity. A vibrating motor and flashing LEDs were used to warn both user and driver, depending on sound level. Tests show that tire sound is a viable means of detecting approaching vehicles. Further work is necessary to optimize the system for differing cars and environments.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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