Pothole Detection and Warning System Using Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

This position paper aims at proposing a novel Pothole Detection System which assists the driver in avoiding potholes on the roads, by giving prior warnings. The architectural design further proposes a low response time, low maintenance and deployment cost solution to this problem. Interest in Intelligent Vehicle Systems comes from the problems caused by traffic congestion worldwide and a synergy of new information technologies for simulation, real-time control and communications networks. One of the increasing problems roads face are worsened road conditions. Many reasons like rains, oil spills, road accidents or wear and tear; make the road difficult to drive upon. Also while driving in the night just the headlights might not be a sufficient assistance for driver.

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