Title: On-board cost effective event monitoring and recording system for enhanced road safety

Authors: N. Majdalani, I. Stiharu, H. Hong

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada. ' Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada. ' Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada

Abstract: A low-cost monitoring system using smart card technology associated with Bluetooth telemetry is designed and developed to act as an electronic logbook that interacts with its surrounding. The system encrypts the information on a smart card to avoid any external unwanted interference. The encryption permits continuous records for a period of 30 days and could accommodate the information collected from the on-board computer of the car as well as from the external sensors. In addition, an investigation on the capability of the system to record other information related to the driver|s driving habits or dangerous manoeuvres has been carried out.

Keywords: Bluetooth; data processing; data recording; intelligent vehicle systems; driving time recording; multi-sensor recording; PIC controller; smart card; road safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2006.009115

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2006 Vol.13 No.1/2, pp.19 - 36

Published online: 02 Mar 2006 *

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