All-terrain vehicles (ATV) have been more and more popular nowadays. However, safety has been a major issue with ATVs due to the high number of deaths and injuries with them. For any off-road vehicle, rollover is the most common type of accident and may cause serious accidents and injuries. The driver may feel the vehicle is tilted, but as the eye level is parallel to the ground, they cannot tell how steep the ground is and rollover may easily happen. At ARS, we feel that more proactive actions need to be taken to prevent danger from rollover for any off-road vehicle while keeping the fun and concentration of driving. The objective of ARS is to design a system that can provide prevention and protection to the driver from a rollover. The system will measure the angle of the vehicle. When a certain angle is reached, a buzzer and flash light will be triggered to alert the driver. This can allow the driver to react and drive more carefully to prevent the vehicle from rolling over. If the driver's reaction is not enough, when a steeper angle is reached, a protection bar will be ejected at the back of the seat. This can create a safe triangle around the driver to provide protection.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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