AlcoShield's Sober Jack, an impaired driving prevention system, is a novel design which is intended to deter any form of drunk vehicle operation. In fact, impaired driving is still a major concern in today's society and contributes to almost 50% of the total number of motor vehicle accidents each year in Canada. Excessive and unnecessary resources are then dedicated to resolve such incidents which could frankly have been easily avoided. The financial implications of these activities resulted in an expenditure of over $20.62 billion in Canada in the year 2010. Realizing the urgent need to mitigate such accidents, the team at AlcoShield has taken up the responsibility of making the streets safer and sober with their SoberJack product.Although similar products do currently exist in the market, the major flaw they have is the lack of user authentication. They are easily able to be deceived by passengers breathing into them instead of the driver. Thus Phase 2 includes the development of the facial detection system to identify the driver. For this phase, the camera captures a certain number of the driver's pictures as references for later identity checks.
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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