Vehicle Proximity Sensor DeviceJANELLE SANCHEZ, JANIEKA ALYANNA GAN, IVY JANELLE DELOS SAN-TOSOriental Mindoro National High SchoolABSTRACTCar accidents are a common occurrence in our daily life, with cars being a ne-cessity for the lives of many, as means of transportation. Carelessness and lack of atten-tion to the road are also a common problem many drivers have and because of these in-cidents, many products on the market today aim to provide additional security for peo-ple travelling in cars by creating devices that could potentially lessen these accidentsfrom happening, these products are referred to as proximity sensors, although are veryaccessible can also cost amounts that some are not willing or able to pay in exchangefor additional security.Given these reasons this study aimed to create a device that can lessen car acci-dents in a cost effective and efficient way. The device used an ultrasonic sensor, an ar-duino Uno, Jump wires, LED lights and beepers. LED lights and beepers were used fora practical approach in communicating/alerting the driver of the vehicle. At a distanceof 1 meter the device starts to alert the driver with the blinking of one LED light and alow beeping sound, at .5 meters and below, 2 Led lights will turn on and a louder beep-ing sound will be heard to alarm the driver of the closer proximity of the object. Thisdevice was tested and results show that its functions are consistent all throughout the tri-als and so the study proved to be cost- effective and yet efficient at the same time. Thus,accomplishing the objectives of the study.
INTRODUCTIONReckless, negligent and careless driving are often the main culprits in drivingaccidents.According toWHO (World Health Organization), more than 10,000 die annu-ally from road crashes in the Philippines.According to them globally, an estimated 1.25million die from road crashes every year. A driver may be distracted,not look whenbacking out,go the wrong way or proceed too fast. Other factors such as: bad lighting,construction defects, lack of maintenance and lack of attention to the road can causethese types of accidents. Car accidents caused by different reasons can become a burden