Article: Development of Smart Helmet Motor Cycles Embedded System
Article Category: Computer Science & Engineering
Author: Phesto Peter Namayala
Abstract: In Tanzania, motorcycles taxi has emerged as the key mode of transport for both rural and urban areas. The numbers of motorcycles and motorized tricycles in Tanzania has increased rapidly in recent years, changing the face of accessibility and mobility. Motorcycles provide employment and business opportunities for tens and thousands of people. However, the increase of motorcycles causes increases in fatal accidents which takes the lives of much younger one and leave many others crippled. The governments of Tanzania and other stakeholders have been intervening for the purpose of reducing fatal accidents though instituted efforts have not been able to solve the problem. Among others consuming excessive alcohols and not wearing helmets have been the major causes of fatal accidents and injuries. This research aim at solving the problem by preventing riders accessing the motorcycle when they are either drunk or have not worn the helmet, the research develops a prototype which automatically prevents the motorcycle from starting when any of the two requirements are not met. A sample of eighty(80) respondents was visited using a structured questionnaire using simple random sampling technique, to present findings data were analyzed used an IBM SPSS software.
Keyword: Embedded System, Motorcycle, Smart helmet, Accidents, Tanzania