GPS mobile app to aid driving safety abroad

Timothy Standen


Supervised by Crispin Cooper; Moderated by Padraig Corcoran

When driving on a single-track road in a foreign country, it can be hard to remember which side of the road you must drive on once the road ends. This means that when reaching a junction, a driver may drive on the side that they are used to, which could be the opposite side for the country they are currently in. This is especially important on rural isolated roads, which tend to be quieter often single-track roads and have minimal signage.

The project aims to create a mobile app that uses GPS to provide drivers with an audible alert message in advance of reaching these points. This will act as a reminder for the driver hopefully preventing an accident from occurring when driving on the incorrect side of the road. There is potential for further development of the app to be expanded to other types of alerts.

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