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Car Drivers' Monitoring by Means of Mobile Phone Application

Yordanov, B. E (2019) Car Drivers' Monitoring by Means of Mobile Phone Application.

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Abstract:Fatigue in drivers is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents, yet a lot of people are not able to recognize when it sets in or when to take a break, leading to an overestimation of their current driving capabilities. Exhaustion tracking is readily available in newer vehicles, but is inaccessible for the bigger part of the population. This research project aims to identify the causes of drowsiness in drivers, obtain the possible indicators of fatigue and detect it using solely the sensors of a mobile phone, making it more accessible and hopefully prevent a number of accidents. A literature review is conducted in order to get a clearer picture of the work that was previously done on the topic of driving fatigue, gathering information about the state of tiredness, as well as already available products that serve a similar purpose. Consequently, the most appropriate combination of sensors was identified and mock-ups of the user interface and application features were produced. Additionally, a model for fatigue prediction was designed, using Logistic Regression as a basis. After that, the application was developed for the Android mobile platform using various internal and external libraries. The application was released on Google Play Store for user testing in order to assess its feasibility and collection of feedback data, later used for the improvement of the prediction model and algorithm. The positive aspects were the user interface design, configurability and the approach for detection and alerts. The main issue testers experienced was false-positives, stemming from factors such as using the application in a non-monotonous setting or using the phone while the tracking activity was running.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Pervasive Systems Group
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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