Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Bridget Benson


Smart Safeguard is designed to provide people with an affordable device that will notify the authorities when the buyer gets in a car crash. The device will operate off the 12V car power that is present in every car and use an accelerometer to detect if an accident has occurred. If an accident is detected the device will proceed to light up and make a noise until the passenger pushes a button on the device. If the passenger doesn’t push the button within 15 seconds the device, which is wirelessly connected to the passenger’s phone, will initiate a text to 911 via the cell phone. The text includes a help message and the coordinates of the smart safeguard. This allows the authorities to be notified that there is a problem within 15 seconds of an accident. If the driver is ok, and doesn’t need the authorities he/she can push the button and the device will not text 911.