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ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 21, 2019 by SAE International in United States
Event: NuGen Summit
Smart Honking Keywords-Safety, Connectivity, GPS M. Priyanka, Mahindra&Mahindra, India Sai Himaja Nadimpalli, Mahindra&Mahindra,India Keywords-Honking , Infotainment , GPS Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective: In India unnecessary vehicular honking is the main reason for noise pollution. The problem is worst at traffic signals where drivers start honking without waiting for the signal to turn green or for traffic to move. Drivers show no respect to the law that prohibits the use of horn at traffic signals and other silent zones such as areas near hospitals, schools, religious places and residential areas. Vehicular honking in cities has reached at an alarming level and contributes approximately 70% of the noise pollution in our environment.The unwanted sound can affect human health and behavior, causing annoyance, depression, hypertension, stress, hearing loss, memory loss and panic attacks. Most of the drivers try to release their frustration and tension by blowing horns, possibly due to lack of awareness regarding the negative effects of noise but most likely it is because of the lack of civic sense.. Limitations: There is a provision of sign boards near hospitals, schools and Old age homes to maintain silence. There is no automatic system to reduce the number of honking a vehicle can honk. In traffic jams, when the vehicle speed is very less (immobile traffic), there is no limit on number of times the horn needs to be pressed. Methodology: In order to reduce the noise generated nearby hospitals, schools and old age homes, the system should be designed in such a way that the input will be taken from GPS(which will show the location of hospitals and schools) and vehicle speed sensor. The system will then automatically stop the honking near school zones and should reduce the intensity level of horn it's stuck in traffic jam. Results: The automatic st of honking near silent zones like hospitals and schools will ensure well being without manual intervention and driver distraction. In traffic jams , the reduction in the honking will ensure a peaceful driving pattern. Limitations of this study: The vehicle shall have a prior information of the silent zones like hospitals and schools where it need to stop honking. This shall be pre-programmed in the navigation system.This concept can work in case of electronic horns alone. What does the paper offer that is new in the field including in comparison to other work by the authors? This system make use of all inbuilt devices,where additional device is not required for any communication.The auto disabling of horn using gps inputs is the new feature. Additionally it takes input from vehicle speed sensor also to ensure that the traffic is immobile. Conclusions. These features will ensure the a peaceful traffic condition as well as unnecessary usage s of honking in silent zones.