Smart Train Collision Detection System using a Microcontroller

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Dogan Ibrahim

Dogan Ibrahim. Smart Train Collision Detection System using a Microcontroller. International Journal of Computer Applications 152(2):16-22, October 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Dogan Ibrahim},
	title = {Smart Train Collision Detection System using a Microcontroller},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2016},
	volume = {152},
	number = {2},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {16-22},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911771},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Train accidents occur as a result of human errors or mechanical faults in trains, in tracks, or in the signalling system. Major and costly train accidents occur due to head-on collision of trains running on the same track towards each other. Several schemes have been proposed by researchers in the past to detect the risk of possible collision and to take preventive measures. The aim of this paper is to design a novel microcontroller based system using RFID, GPS, and an RF transmitter/receiver module to detect possible collisions and inform the drivers when trains travel on the same track.


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Train collision detection, Microcontroller based design, RFID, GPS, Radio modem