Use of RFID Technology as a Reporting Mechanism in Vehicle Tracking System
Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks
Volume 2, Issue 1, September 2016, Pages: 1-10
Received: Sep. 4, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 4, 2016; Published: Dec. 5, 2016
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Mamudu Hamidu, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
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The integrated vehicle tracking research has been on the rise as both public and private sectors use the facilities in acquiring real time management information to enhance their business processes. This is predominantly used for monitoring and tracking but may not be able to report incidents. The research proposed a design to effectively communicate from the vehicle any incident which may happen on the highway. In order to achieve this, the design involved the combined wireless technology using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global System for mobile Communication (GSM), and Global Position Satellite (GPS). The design is based on the use of RFID as a communication tool from the driver of a vehicle to a local database server. This design is termed Transport High-way Integrated Security System (THISS) will bridge the gap in the combined wireless technology by providing access to the driver with a key tagged RFID to help transmit prioritized signal via an in-the-vehicle unit to send the real time location of an incident. The main priorities are the three main incidents that are frequent on the high-way such as; robbery, accident and mechanical faults. When these occurrences happen, there’s usually difficulty in placing direct mobile communications for help or assistance.
RFID, GPS, GSM/GPRS, Vehicle Tracking System, Flow Chart, Sequences Diagram, Unified Modeling Language (UML)
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Mamudu Hamidu, Use of RFID Technology as a Reporting Mechanism in Vehicle Tracking System, Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.awcn.20160201.11
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