• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Prevention of Train Accidents using Android supported Embedded Systems


Objectives: The development in railway sector resulted in an increase in railway traffic. Due to absence of technology the number of accidents in railway has increased. This article discuss on how to prevent these accidents. Method/Statistical Analysis: In this paper, the proposed system uses Android supported embedded systems which aim at alerting the drivers/ Railway loco pilot to prevent the collisions. The proposed system would overcome the existing wireless sensors based AntiCollision Device (ACD). Findings: The proposed system makes use of the Android device for visual display, Wireless sensors and Microcontrollers. It also uses the GPS system for location tracking and GSM technology for wireless transmission. The proposed system aims at maintaining a safe distance of 1Km between the trains, and object collision avoidance. On detection of a fault/upcoming collision the device will alert the drivers/Railway loco pilots and shows a visual display on the Android device about the upcoming fault and the distance between them. Applications/Improvement: This system also aims at prevention of other train accidents such as fire accidents, object collision, etc. This system provides speed controllers, alerts on signal over jumping.

Keywords: Android Device, Microcontroller, Receiver, Transmitter, Wireless Sensors 


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