Embedded system to detect vehicles or humans and correspondingly making streetlights smarter

Shaamil Karim, United Arab Emirates 13-15

My project detects a vehicle or human by sensing the shadow cast by the object on a road and accordingly acting on the streetlights. The shadow causes a dark region to arise at a point on the perpendicular line from the light source to the opposite side of the road. This project only adds photoresistors, a microcontroller, and cables to the existing streets worldwide. The photoresistors are used to sense the dark region cast by the shadow and are placed along the perpendicular line. Once the dark region (movement) is sensed, the next light glows brightly while the previous light dims.

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