American Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 1-10
Received: Sep. 26, 2014;
Accepted: Oct. 7, 2014;
Published: Oct. 7, 2014
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Ahmed Farouk AbdelGawad, Professor of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Mech. Eng. Dept., Umm Al-Qura Univ., Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Talal Saleh Mandourah, Mech. Eng. Dept., Umm Al-Qura Univ., Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Millions of people are killed or seriously injured on the roads due to terrified accidents every year. Most of these accidents are attributed to the over-speeding of the road vehicles. Thus, the road speed limiter (RSL) is a very important technique to reduce the possibility of road accidents. An interesting idea to control the speed of the vehicle is to apply electronic control of the air-supply that enters the vehicle carburetor according to road transmitters that are connected and operated either by local network or satellite. In the present paper, a control system was designed and implemented. It is consisted of a control mechanism and an electronic circuit to control the air-inlet to the carburetor according to pre-set programming based on the vehicle speed. Although, it is a challenging job to design and implement modifications to existing systems, the present speed control system was successfully implemented and tested. The present proposed mechanism is simple, inexpensive and suitable to be implemented in developing countries where a big number of cars still work using the traditional carburetor mechanism.
Ahmed Farouk AbdelGawad,
Talal Saleh Mandourah,
Proposed Simple Electro-Mechanical Automotive Speed Control System, American Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Special Issue: Hands-on Learning Technique for Multidisciplinary Engineering Education.
Vol. 2, No. 1-1,
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