Mobile phones may allow everyone to communicate instantly, but they are also rapidly becoming a global killer, accounting for 20% of fatal road traffic accidents worldwide, half of which occur on Indian roads.
Abdul Shabeer, a PhD student at Coimbatore Ana University of Technology, and his colleague RSD developed innovative new technologies. Wahidabanu and H. Abdul Zubar will interfere with mobile phones used by truck drivers during long trips to avoid accidents.
“Truck and heavy vehicle drivers rarely turn off their mobile phones during this type of trip, but the inconvenience of the equipment, including dialing numbers, making calls, or just holding the phone while driving, may cause direct danger on the road, Shabir told Chin. Chennai’s IANS.
Every time the driver turns on the ignition switch, the interference system will operate. The interference device receives the radiation emitted by the phone. The device can know whether the mobile phone is used by the driver or the passenger.
“Once the driver is detected to use the mobile phone, the low-speed mobile cell phone jammer will shut it down without affecting other passengers’ mobile phones. The system is powered by the vehicle,” said Shabeer, a computer and engineering professional.
“Truck drivers usually slow down in braking response when making a phone call. Statistically, they are more likely to have traffic accidents than people who don’t answer the phone,” said Shabir, who once worked at IBM. Bangalore, India.
“In addition, using a mobile phone can cause distraction, delay response to traffic lights, lead to poor lane discipline, and inadvertently lengthen the distance between the driver and the vehicle in front. It increases the risk of accidents,” Shabir said. with colleagues.
“The cost of the complete system including the mobile phone signal jammer is about 2,500 rupees. The researchers plan to commercialize the product,” Shabeer added.
Shabir said that India is one of the few countries that lost nearly 3% of GDP due to road traffic accidents.
“Although it is well known that the number of road accidents in India is the highest in the world, there is no research on the number of drivers who use mobile phones to participate in road accidents. We surveyed more than 2,800 drivers. The results show that 20% of drivers worldwide There was an accident with a mobile phone,” Shabir said.
Shabeeer completed the project with Wahidabanu, Dean of the Salem School of Government Engineering in Tamil Nadu, and Zubar, a researcher at Trichy National Institute of Technology. The project took nearly three years to develop.
This technology can be used in all vehicles around the world.
“Unlike us, other systems serving overseas do not distinguish between driver and passenger mobile phone use. Our technology is groundbreaking technology,” Shabir said.