Drivers on Bangalore’s roads continue to violate traffic rules and ignore speed limits with impunity and the authorities seem unable to keep check on these violators. But soon, all this might be history. Three students of PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), Bangalore, have developed an innovative electronic device that can help put an end to traffic violations. The Real Time Monitoring of Vehicles (RMV) device has been developed by Anudeep S. Mallesh, Sandeep Raveesh and Shivkumar V. Biradar.
“The focus was to make road travel safe for the people and provide authorities a helping hand,” said Anudeep.
The device comprises a live video stream facility apart from sensing speed limit and seat belt violations. The device is as small as a laptop folder and can be kept anywhere inside the vehicle. It notifies the driver of the speed limits for different roads. And in case of violation of regulations by the driver, it sends the details of the driver to the authorities, helping them to take immediate action.
The device costs around Rs. 4,000 for now but when produced in bulk will cost bless and can easily be installed in any vehicle. At a time when there is a need for innovative measures to safeguard women, this device can come in handy to intercept speeding vehicles.
The team has contacted the Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, with its idea of installing the device in the city buses. After discussion with officials of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, the students may be able to install their device in State and city buses.