Architecture of Car Measurement System for Driver Monitoring

  • Krzysztof Różanowski
  • Tadeusz Sondej
  • Zbigniew Piotrowski
  • Krzysztof Sawicki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7266)


This paper addresses the today’s social needs to ensure security in road traffic, a task which becomes difficult due to the growing number of drivers and, therefore, increasing traffic intensity. The rising need for mobility constitutes a huge challenge for the institutions responsible for improving the road traffic safety. The paper describes selected hardware components which can be used to build an integrated warning system. Its measuring modules supply data on the road traffic environment parameters, the vehicle dynamics, and psychophysiological behavior of the drivers. An important aspect of interoperation of such hardware components is reliable communication and data synchronization. The presented solutions are based on the CAN, WiFi, ISM 2.4 GHz, and GSM/GPRS interfaces. To minimize the risk of data loss, the data is stored redundantly in the local memory structures, as well as in a remote archiving system to which the data is transmitted through wireless communication protocols.


measurement system driver monitoring data processing embedded system data logger dynamic modeling road safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Różanowski
    • 1
  • Tadeusz Sondej
    • 2
  • Zbigniew Piotrowski
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Sawicki
    • 2
  1. 1.Facility of Aviation EngineeringMilitary Institute of Aviation MedicineWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of ElectronicsMilitary University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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