· The IoT enabled school bus safety system offers real-time monitoring of status of driver and bus condition such as speed of vehicle, alcohol intake, any dislocation in the direction of the wheel and etc.
New Delhi, December 28, 2021: In order to ensure the safety of school children, a team of researchers at Lovely Professional University have developed an IoT enabled smart safety system for school buses. The novel safety system consists of hardware and software program which provides alerts and informs parents and school authorities about the status of school bus and bus driver via mobile application. The research team includes Rajesh Singh, Anita Gehlot, Amit Kumar Thakur, Shaik Vaseem Akram, Lovi Raj Gupta, Manish Gupta and Mahendra Joshi.
The smart safety system includes safety unit, data transmission unit, cloud server and a mobile application. It uses sensors and communication module for providing the health condition of driver as well the bus condition. The deployed units provides the real time monitoring of school bus in which controller unit receives sensory data from ultrasonic sensor, alcohol sensor and the speed sensor. It uses GSM and LoRa radio communication module and further uploads the data on cloud server using internet. The information can be accessed from the cloud sever in real time via mobile app.
Rajesh Singh, Professor and HoD, Division of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lovely Professional University said, “School buses are undoubtedly the most convenient mode of student transportation. But unfortunately, there are many issues around the safety of school buses. Therefore, we have designed our safety system which allows parents and school authorities to know the status of the school bus and the bus driver in an easy way.”
The safety units can be deployed in school buses for real time monitoring. It is equipped with sensors to measure speed of the vehicle, alcohol intake by the driver, any shift/ change in the direction of the wheel and communicates sensory data to the data transmission unit.
About Lovely Professional University
Established in 2005, Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a private university based out of Jalandhar, Punjab. LPU offers a wide variety of courses such as engineering streams, Computer Application, Hotel Management, and Tourism, Architecture and Design, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agriculture, Fashion Design, Journalism, Films and Creative Arts, Law, Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences as well as Art and Languages.
LPU has gained an illustrious position in NIRF-2020 Rankings and current Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, where in the later, it is included among only 3 Indian Universities ranked in the top 200 universities of the world. Here, LPU is also ahead of all participating IITs and NITs.
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has also been recently ranked among top Institutions across India, in Outlook-ICARE Rankings- 2021. Outshining hundreds of private institutions/universities across India, six of LPU’s institutes (schools) have dominated the ranking-lists. LPU’s School of Law has been ranked 4th best private institute in India and 1st in Punjab; similarly, its School of Fashion, Architecture and Business have been individually ranked 6th best private institutes in India and 1st in Punjab. Also, its School of Hospitality and Faculty of Engineering both have secured the 9th rank across India.
LPU has left an everlasting imprint in the field of international education as well as there are 4000 plus international students studying in LPU representing 40 plus countries from SAARC, Gulf Middle East and the African continents. LPU also has international MOU’s with 200 plus reputed international universities from across the globe like University of Lethbridge Canada, IMT Lille Douai France, Curtin University, Australia, Vilnius University Lithuania, Mendel University Czech Republic, Kings College London, Canada, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
Recently, eleven students from Lovely Professional University were selected as a part of the Indian Olympic contingent and 10 of these have brought laurels to India and LPU at a global pedestal by winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in Javelin, Hockey, Wrestling and Paralympic High jump events.
The vision of LPU is to be a premier academic institution, recognized internationally for its contribution to industry and society through excellence in teaching, learning, research, internationalization, entrepreneurship, sports, and leadership. LPU aims to implement a relationship of cooperation between industry and academia and to prepare graduates to be lifelong learners with strong analytical and leadership skills. To know more about LPU, please visit: https://www.lpu.in/