A Prototype of Self Driving Cars Guided by GPS For Forth Coming Public TransportAuthor(s): R. Mohana Priya*, D. Karthikeyan, R. Kim Antony and L. Santhosh Kumar
Now a day’s Population growth and rapid urbanization combined together are creating a great challenges for Indian cities. Traffic Congestion is a big problem for everyone in the busy life schedule. Finally it ends up with a road accidents. Driver error is the most common cause of traffic accidents. With cell phones, in-car entertainment systems, more traffic and more complicated road systems, the problem seems bigger than ever. Driver less car will be one of the solutions to this issue. Self driving vehicles can be used in public transportation. The project aim is to design and demonstrate a prototype of a self driving car that has an onboard GPS equipped with a autopilot system, which is capable of driving the vehicle from one point to another without a human assistance. It consists of a GPS guidance system controlled by a 32-bit MCU, in which functions like GPS guiding, obstacle avoidance and motion control are integrated in it. It shows improved safety (because driver error is eliminated), decreased traffic and decreased pollution because of the reduced traffic.