Slow Speed Alert for Speed Breakers and Potholes Using IoT and Analytics in the Context of Smart Cities

  • Sathish Kumar Soundararaj
  • P. Bagavathi SivakumarEmail author
  • V. Ananthanarayanan
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 141)


An Android mobile application is developed as a prototype to detect speed breakers/potholes and voice alert the driver prior to reaching the speed breaker/pothole using IoT and analytics. Through mobile application, accelerometer sensor and GPS sensor data are collected. The collected sensor data is further processed in order to detect speed breakers/potholes. Further processing is done based on the GPS coordinates collected to voice alert the user a few seconds prior to reaching the speed breaker or the pothole which in turn helps the driver in avoiding the accidents. The information collected from the registered user is shared and then stored, processed, and analyzed in a Cloud. The alert message from the system warns the users of the smart city. This also helps as a tool for authorities to immediately to attend to any repairs.


Speed breakers Potholes Accelerometer GPS Android Mobile application IoT Driver assistance systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sathish Kumar Soundararaj
    • 1
  • P. Bagavathi Sivakumar
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. Ananthanarayanan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAmrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAmrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreIndia

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