?Safe Drive? technology that reduces the risk of accidents in large vehicles?Check It Out!
What is safe-drive technology?
Trucks, lorries, and trailers encounter a lot of accidents due to three primary reasons:
1. Overloading vehicles with goods beyond permissible limits
2. Inadequate fastening of the back doors that lead to spilling of goods
3. Alcohol consumption by drivers
?Safe-drive technology? helps in keeping the vehicles safe from these 3 factors.
?Safe Driving? technology consists of a mechanism of sensors and microchip controllers that detect these 3 threats and restrict the vehicle?s movements in the presence of a threat.
In an instance, when the back door is not secured properly, or the vehicle is overloaded, or the driver has consumed alcohol, the respective sensors at each place sends a signal to the microchip controller that reduced the speed of the vehicle slowly and makes it stop completely. This helps the vehicle avoid accidents.
? This technology certainly avoids road accidents thus saves lives
? The mechanism doesn't rely on the driver to halt the vehicle, it automatically reduces the speed of the vehicle and stops it
? This system is less costly as compared to the installation of cameras or expensive locking technology
? Any truck, trailer or lorry can be customized with this technology, it doesn't need a high-tech vehicle in itself
? ?Safe-Driving? technology is risky in a few aspects, the slowing down of the vehicle should not take place while the vehicle is on an expressway. This can lead to a bigger accident.
? The mechanism does not include the monitoring of nearby vehicles before stopping the truck
Career prospects in vehicle engineering:
Automobile Engineering is one of the disciplines of engineering that trains students in manufacturing, designing and operating automobiles. It is a branch of vehicle engineering that manages aspects like electrical, mechanical, software electronic, and safety elements of buses, motorcycles, trucks, etc.
? Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
? PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
? SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), Cochin.
? Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai.
? SRM University, Chennai.
Global researches on heavy vehicle safety on roads:
?The Heavy Vehicle Study: a case-control study investigating risk factors for the crash in long-distance heavy vehicle drivers in Australia?https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2859397/
Heavy vehicles accident causation & Management & Prevention of Traffic Accident Risks in Road Passenger and Goods Transport Undertakingshttp://amrks.org/repository/docs/Patrick_Philipp_IRU_Academy.pdf