Controlling Traffic System Based On the Count of Vehicles and Pedestrian Density

Saranya S, P. Samundiswary


Traffic congestions and overcrowding of our streets with vehicles is a common scene in most of the major Indian towns. The inefficient traffic signals have aided to this traffic congestions. Both pedestrians and vehicle are held up in the traffic crossings for a long time due to the poor implementation of traffic signals. In this paper, a method is demonstrated to control the traffic signals based on the count of automobiles and pedestrians. Infrared sensors are used to sense the count of automobile and the pedestrian count is calculated using MATLAB. The data from both these systems are given to an Arduino board. Based on the information obtained, the traffic signal is controlled by the Arduino.


Arduino; IR Sensor; MATLAB; Traffic Light control

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