Automatic Traffic Congestion Detection and Alert System  
  Authors : Sakshi Sharma; Narendra Kumar Kumawat; Mukesh Maheshwari


The increase in the number of vehicles has led to traffic congestion. To overcome these problems, a system has to be designed which can alert for congestion. “Automatic Traffic congestion detection and alert system” does the needful and thus helps in reducing the traffic congestion. The suggested system detects the congestion levels in road traffic by processing camera image which are placed on roads to monitor the traffic condition. A LCD screen is placed at neighboring junctions for displaying message. When congestion is reported a LANE BUSY message is displayed on LCD along with an alert message is received on the mobile phone of control room including the location of traffic jam. Thus the rider has alerted for the congestion condition beforehand. This facilitates the rider in taking an alternate congestion free route, avoiding being stuck in the traffic jam. After the particular lane clears, the LANE CLEAR message is displayed on LCD. This helps in diverting the traffic and hence reducing congestion.


Published In : IJCAT Journal Volume 1, Issue 6

Date of Publication : 31 July 2014

Pages : 296 - 300

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Sakshi Sharma : is an active researcher in the field of Digital Image Processing, currently studying in M.Tech (Embedded System) from Jaipur National University. After receiving the degree of B.E from SVPCET College of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur (M.H) in information technology. Earlier she has worked as assistant professor in VGIET college of Engineering & Technology and guest lecturer in Jaipur National University, Jaipur (Raj.)

Narendra Kumar Kumawat : is an active researcher in the field of DIP and Motion Sensor, currently studying in M.Tech. (Embedded System) from Jaipur National University. After receiving the degree of B.E from MLV Textile and Engineering college, Bhilwara in Electronics and communication. Earlier he has worked as assistant professor in BMIT college of Engineering & Technology, Jaipur and project manager in Tex aTru Technology pvt. Ltd. Jaipur (Raj).

Mukesh Maheshwari : is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Rajasthan University, Jaipur. Did his M.Tech in VLSI Design from Mewar University, Chittaurgarh (Raj.) and Pursuing Ph.D. in Electronics from Poornima University, Jaipur. He has done research project in the field of Analog Circuit testing. He has attended many short term training programe and conferences. He has over 4.8 year of teaching experience and had guided many M.Tech. Thesis & B.Tech. Projects. At present he is working as assistant professor in Jaipur National University.











Digital Image Processing

With the advent of science and technology in every walk of life the importance of vehicle safety has increased and the main priority is being given to reduce the alarming time when an Traffic jam and accident occur, so that the time can be save. This paper provides the design which has the advantages of low cost, portability, small size and easy expansibility.










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