Title: Development of a low-cost smart vehicle start up and tracking system using Android and Arduino
Authors: Sundresan Perumal; Mujahid Tabassum; Dayang Siti Nur Amirah Bt Ab Ahmad Zulkipli
Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia ' Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia ' Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
Abstract: Smart devices are being utilised in industries to enhance their productivity and security. In this paper, we have developed a low-cost vehicle monitoring system using an Arduino UNO microcontroller and GSM module. The primary purpose of this research was to develop a low-cost system to start and track an automobile by integrating with GSM module. GPS and GSM modules were integrated with Arduino UNO microcontroller as a processor and controller for the whole system. An Android application was developed to communicate with the Arduino module and get the instruction from the user. The user can use the Android application to start their vehicle and track the vehicle. Locking and unlocking actions were programmed into the application for the vehicle's security purpose. The system could send the location information to the user's email address as part of the security feature. The system was successfully developed and tested in multiple real-time scenarios.
Keywords: Arduino UNO; vehicle monitoring system; GSM; GPS; Android; wireless sensor network.
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2020 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.271 - 284
Received: 30 May 2020
Accepted: 21 Jul 2020
Published online: 26 Jul 2021 *