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Car damage monitoring system: Final project report analysis and design

Kinsella, Graham (2017) Car damage monitoring system: Final project report analysis and design. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of this document is to set out the requirements for the development of a car damage monitoring system.

The intended customers are owners of motor vehicles and car manufacturers.

Cars have many various sensors that detect impacts to trigger airbags, seatbelts, detect engine knocks for fuel mixture but they do not contain a dedicated monitoring system for impacts.

This application will allow a user to monitor impacts to their vehicles and alert them if they may have potentially caused damage. When a vehicle is contacted by another, the sudden shift in acceleration is monitored by an accelerometer and if above a set threshold, warn a user that severe damage could have occurred.

The second usage is in relation to “Dent and run” cases. In a survey conducted by, One in five UK drivers admit that they have damaged another car and left the scene without making the owner aware of the incident. If this happens without the presence of onsite CCTV or a witness it can be near impossible to trace the perpetrator.

This system will combat that through the capturing of images upon impact and the capturing of geolocation data. This means if a car is hit and the perpetrator leaves the scene, a record of the impact will be captured and recorded to aid the vehicle owner in tracing the parties responsible. If the owner of the car does not notice the damage at first and makes other stops, they can use the location data to determine where the event occurred.

This could be expanded on by using the data collected from various impacts from everyday road use (potholes, paths, objects on road) to determine overall wear to the cars components such as suspension.

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 Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 15:12

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