Road accidents in India cause one death every four minutes. More than 1.5 lakh persons are killed in traffic accidents each year. Two-wheelers account for 25 percent of total road crash deaths. Common reasons include not wearing a helmet, rash driving or drunken driving. One such accident took place near Deonghat a few months ago in which Karan Singh, a student of Shoolini University riding a two-wheeler, lost his life due to head injury. Just because he was not wearing a helmet.
To control and minimize such accidents, an advanced parental control monitoring system has been designed by Shoolini University researchers. This will help parents restrict the maximum speed of the vehicle to prevent rash driving. This parents system for automobiles has a smart engine immobilize control system against unlicensed or riders of two-wheelers without a helmet. Furthermore, a new feature has been introduced wherein the rider cannot ride the two-wheelers without the owner's permission as it is biometric e-authenticated. The name of the system is SU Shield i.e Shoolini University Shield.
According to Mr. Adit Rana, Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, the system uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) which comprises a Microcontroller and Biometric sensors. The system has a camera as well, which can check whether the rider is wearing a helmet or not. In case the rider is detected without a helmet, the engine will get immobilized. As soon as the rider puts his hands on the handle, the biometric sensors will scan his fingerprints and camera will scan the retina.
Since this device would be linked to the biometrics in Aadhar cards, the system will detect the age of the rider. It must be remembered here that the government has made a provision whereby all driving licenses should be linked to the Adhaar card of the registered person. In case the riders' license is in process, he can ride the vehicle at a speed limit of 40-45 kilometers per hour and if the rider is underaged, the engine will get immobilized.
Mr. Rana said all this is only possible if you get the system installed on your vehicle and register in it. Also, if the rider meets with an accident then an SOS will enable the device which will send an emergency message to the rider’s close contacts and 108.
Interestingly, the system will also adjust the speed limit according to the highway one is riding on. For example, you can only ride at a speed limit of 40-45 km per hour on a State Highway. You can overtake with the help of an emergency option, with which you can speed up to 60 km per hour.
"We cannot control accidents, we can only minimize these," said Mr. Rana who is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Shoolini University.
He and his team are behind SU Shield. The team members include Dr. Raj Kumar, who is an alumnus of NITTTR (Chandigarh) and has completed his Ph.D. from Shoolini University. Students engaged are Saikat Ghosh, Arshdeep Singh, Rajkumar Sharma, Prashant Katuwal, all of B Tech (Mechanical) 6th Semester and Abhishek Aggarwal of B.com 3rd Semester.
The team is now waiting for permission from UIDL (Union Indian Driving License) required for them to access the data required to identify the person by scanning through biometric sensors.
If the system is implemented in vehicles and made compulsory by strict government rules, then we can escape the massive death rate due to accidents caused by over-speeding and not wearing a helmet.