Title of Proposal

Motorcycle Eyes

Major

Computer Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

As technology continues to advance the safety factor has increased for vehicles on the roads. However, not much has been done to help improve the safety of motorcyclist. To help to solve this problem a wireless blind spot indicator for a motorcycle helmet will be designed. It will be powered off the motorcycle and have indication zones for the left, right, and rear blind spots. The system will alert the rider if a vehicle is within 7 meters of the back of the motorcycle in any of the mentioned blind spots. The radar sensors will detect the vehicle and send a signal to a microcontroller on the motorcycle which will wirelessly communicate to another microcontroller in the helmet via Bluetooth. The microcontroller in the helmet will then indicate to the rider which blind spot in occupied. This technology is already being utilized on cars and now it can hopefully be used to help insure the safety of motorcyclist as well.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Jay Adams

First Reader

Greg Lewis

Second Reader

Dr. Robert Veillette

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