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Design of a smart sensor for obstacles detection on electric scooters or bicycles

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Design of a smart sensor for obstacles detection on electric scooters or bicycles.

Rel. Daniele Trinchero. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering), 2021

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Nowadays, electricity is increasingly becoming the centre of sustainability and is revolutionizing the mobility of people. The future is electric. Electric vehicles have widely introduced themselves into modern society and will undoubtedly be the protagonists of the new urban and extra-urban mobility. Everything evolves. The world is constantly developing to make life better and easier. Electric bicycles and scooters, day by day, are taking root more and more in the daily mobility of people by reconstructing the concept of light urban mobility. Unfortunately, these vehicles, even if eco-sustainable, are not yet equipped with any system that allows drivers to recognize any dangers along the way that could jeopardize the safety of these vehicles. My thesis goes in this direction, with the aim of simplifying the way of getting around cities trying to make movements safer. Hence my thesis project, focused on the development of a smart sensor for obstacles detection. I immediately showed interest in the idea of designing a real-time sensor that could detect obstacles on the road and help the driver to avoid them. In particular, the creation of a sensor prototype and the development of the logic for its programming interested me a lot. The purpose of this work is to understand if it is possible to design a sensor able to correctly detect objects or road irregularities and to communicate with the user in real-time. In collaboration with Teoresi company, I created a POC (proof of concept) to prove its feasibility. The project started from scratch, so I had to take initiative on everything: make initial assumptions, choose and assemble the main and peripheral components, connect and design all the hardware, program the software by writing code and studying its logic, test the sensor under different conditions by analysing all the data and, finally, examine the results. Therefore, I had to take care of every single part of the project and this is the reason why, initially, I was a little bit scared, but then, I got very excited.

Relators: Daniele Trinchero
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 110
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering)
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-29 - ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Teoresi SPA
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18054
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