Incidents of drunken or rash driving leads to thousands of fatal accidents every year. An idea from Shoolini University about smart fuel injection system in automobiles can save thousands of lives by preventing such incidents. A patent on ‘a smart fuel injection system against alcoholic drivers, teenagers and anti-theft system for intruders’ has been filed by Mr. Adit Rana in his efforts to develop systems to prevent road accidents, with Mr. Bhaskar Goel and Mr. Ranchan Chauhan as the co-inventors.
Mr. Adit cited losing his three cousins to road accidents as the motivation behind this invention. He wanted to develop a system that could effectively avoid road accidents which take so many innocent lives every day. He said that in certain circumstances, we cannot avoid accidents but many people lose their lives due to their own mistake as in the case of accidents which are caused by rash driving and drunk driving.
The team has incorporated various systems within one system to add preventive measures against various factors that often lead to severe accidents. The owner’s Aadhaar number and Licence number shall be registered with the vehicle during the purchase process. Linking of Aadhaar and driving licence along with the biometric sensors in door handles, steering wheel columns and gear shift levers would ensure that anyone who is below the age of 18 years cannot drive the vehicle. The car would simply not start unless the biometrics match with that of the owner. These Biometric Sensors would be linked to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) of the vehicle which would need to be further connected with the database of Unique Identification Authority of India and Union of India Driving Licence. The system would also automatically restrict the speed limits of the vehicle according to the highways based on the GPS mapping system by efficiently increasing and decreasing the supply of fuel to the engine for ignition.
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The proposed system also contains a mechanism to stop cases of drunken driving using tissue spectroscopy sensors and methanol detecting sensors which can be embedded in the steering wheel and A-pillar of vehicle respectively. The vehicle would stop and send message to five favourite contacts like parents or spouse if the intoxication level in the body is higher than the safe limit. But suggesting improvement in the existing technology, in case of intoxication level within safe limit sensitive steering assist mode will be activated automatically to avoid over steering activities and speed shall be restricted to the safe limits (i.e. 30-40 km/hr) to prevent rash driving.