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Artic Voyage: Technical Report

Berkery, Conor (2017) Artic Voyage: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The main purposes for this project are safety, convenience and awareness. As Dublin Port continues to grow at the heart of the city so does the frequency of traffic flowing to and from it. This traffic mostly consists of Heavy Goods Vehicles which carry with them several risk factors for those driving them and the areas they travel through. The problem which I have chosen to address for the purpose of my final project is one which effects commuters from every walk of life, whether one travels by rail or by road the issue of trucks and other HGVs striking bridges is of serious concern as it endangers the life of the people on these networks and adds lengthy delays to journey times.

To remedy this situation I want to start by implementing a system that measures the height of these vehicles before they depart on their journey and to guide them on a safe route as they traverse our cities and towns avoiding any areas that may pose a concern in regards the safety of the public. The system which I have developed relies on the use of a simple webcam which passes information to a Python interpreter, through the implementation of key algorithms using OpenCV this interpreter analyses the height of the vehicle and displays the results to the driver of said vehicle, from there the driver is encouraged to engage with this information and to avail of the mapping solution provided.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ni Mhaicin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 14:15

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