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Aus Students Develop Device to Reduce Car Mishaps

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The aftermath of a car crash.

American University of Sharjah researchers have developed a smart system they say will help lower the rate of car accidents.


Researchers at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates have designed and developed a smart system to lower the rate of car accidents.

The system helps drivers detect the driving activity of surrounding vehicles, and notifies drivers of irregular driving behavior around their vehicles at varying distances.

"Our project is meant to be installed in all vehicles as a standard safety mechanism, which is why we made sure to keep it inexpensive and universal to most cars nowadays," says AUS' Saud AlQasimi.

The device connects to the car's dashboard to access data on speed, brakes, and engine readings, among other factors. The device then communicates with devices in other cars via a high-level communications protocol used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios, without needing an Internet link.

Each device connects to other cars equipped with a similar device through this network, thus sharing the driving data.

From The Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates)
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