Title: Applying Web Based GPS/GPRS Ticketing and Tracking Mechanism to Reduce Traffic Violation in Developing Countries

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 102-106
Authors: Saed Tarapiah, Rajaa AbuHania, Islam Hindi, Diana Jamal
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013)
- United Arab Emirates

Abstract:


Nowadays, the rapid evolution in transportation technologies makes the necessity for avoiding and reducing traffic accidents to increase road safety and save lives. A smart onboard GPS/GPRS based wireless controlling system proposed to be implemented and attached to vehicles, thus will provide the capability for monitoring and controlling the speed of vehicles. When there is a traffic speed violation, a GPRS message contains information about the vehicle such as location, maximum speed is sent to a hosting server located in an authorized office, and therefore, the violated vehicle is ticketed. Issuing penalties makes the driver always feels under control, this will help in decreasing the chances of drivers’ fraudulence. An additional feature, is tracking by plotting the vehicle current location in terms of longitude and latitude coordinates on a Google earth map. This would be useful for public transportation when vehicles are not allowed to go everywhere, and a specific route should be followed instead. Tracking may consider a great advantage in case of robbery. Moreover, geo-casting will be a major role for this model. In addition, some sensors are attached to the microcontroller, such as shock/vibration sensor which is usually attached to the air-bags in vehicles; in case there is an accident, the system will send notifications to the nearest hospital, police station and civil defense. This would be useful in saving people and avoiding traffic jam. Our proposed model can be implemented and utilized in many areas for different applications; either public or private sectors, for example, in public transportation, renting company, social tracking, etc. To be the first model in Palestine that supports both ticketing and tracking and accidents notifications system, while similar existing models considered as tracking systems only.