Students Create Intelligent Traffic Alert for Smart Cities

To better meet the challenge of providing effective, low-cost and efficient transport services, the concept of intelligent transport systems in smart cities has been proposed by students Sondos Dahbour, Yara Alshafei and Raghad Qutteneh from the department of Computer Engineering as an innovative and promising solution for the next generation of transport network organization schemes.

The project, supervised by Professor Iyad Tumar, focuses on planning for peak demand to improve traffic flow and avoid accident rates. The receiving transport system analyzes the incoming data and makes use of them, resulting in a self-organization principle on the local level.

A special system is implanted within a vehicle to notify the police and ambulances when an accident occurs. The system improves road safety by avoiding these accidents and reducing injury severity.