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Traffic Light Predictor / Driving assistance

Traffic Light Predictor
Traffic Light Predictor

The traffic light predictor is an in-car GPS unit which uses current speed and position to calculate whether or not the driver should slow down for a light.
A simple interface projects red or green light onto the windshield to let the driver know which option is best.
If a red color is displayed, that means it is too dangerous or too late to speed through before the traffic light turns red and driver should be slow down. If it is green, the driver can safely maintain the speed through the intersection.
By preventing drivers from unnecessary acceleration and stopping, fuel is also conserved and the roads become safer.

University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States

Hengbo Zhang,
Rochester Institute of Technology