Detection of Humps and Potholes on Roads and Notifying the Same to the Drivers
Roads make up to the majority of means of transportation used as of today in India. Regular maintenance of
these roads is important as they are filled with unexpected hurdles such as potholes and humps. These hurdles cause vehicle
damage and also have caused a number of accidents in the past that make up to a considerable amount and should be given a
thought about. This paper proposes a cost-effective solution that provides timely alerts to the drivers regarding potholes or
humps. The proposed system can be divided into three sub-units: the sensing sub-unit, the server sub-unit and the user subunit.
At the sensing sub-unit, an ultrasonic sensor is used to detect potholes and humps, whose location co-ordinates are
retrieved by the GPS receiver. This data is stored to the database, which is the sever sub-unit. At the user sub-unit a hardware
module is set-up that provides timely alerts to the drivers regarding potholes and humps.
Keywords— Potholes and Humps, Ultrasonic Sensor, GPS Receiver, Database.