Vehicle Alertness and Crash Avoidance System

Introduction to Engineering Design Semester Project

This project implemented control of a vehicle braking system by sensing drowsiness of a driver through the steering wheel. Heartbeat sensors in the side of the steering wheel communicate with an arduino nano, which is able to detect when the user's heatrate has dropped abnormally - signifying drownsiness. The arduino controls an alarm system to awake the driver, as well as a distance sensor and automatic braking system to make sure the car does not run into anything in front of it while the driver is unresponsive. A detailed explanation of the project can be found in the report linked to the right.

Crash No More Final Report.docx