Date

12-2013

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Bryan Mealy

Abstract

The common motorist views bicyclists as unpredictable on city streets and often lack experience sharing the road with motorists. The key to integrating bicyclists and motor vehicles on the same road with both parties feeling comfortable around one another lies in a common means of communication. Bicycles lack a signaling system based on lights, like that of a motor vehicle, which other motorists easily read and interpret. The proposed system integrates Cypress Semiconductor’s Programmable System on Chip 5 (PSoC 5) and an array of sensors to detect key changes in the bikes behavior. The PSoC 5 analyzes the data from the sensors and lights the correct turn light or brake light depending on the cyclists turning, slowing down, or braking.

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