Ever wondered how the way you drive affects fuel costs and conditions of your vehicle? Have you ever been in a situation where your vehicle was stolen, and you are unable to track its whereabouts? With CRUMBS, all you need to do is plug in the device into your vehicle’s power outlet and it will read its statistical information and your driving behaviour. Paired with the technology that analyses the external vibration of a car, it can collect substantial data such as the amount of air in tires. After collecting enough data to classify what is ‘normal vehicle behaviour’ CRUMBS can be a reliable companion on the road to aid in tracking your fuel expenses and location. In addition to statistical information and driving behaviour, CRUMBS initial feature, which is GPS tracking acts as an added security measure. It enables vehicle owners to track their vehicle’s whereabouts, preventing and catching the culprit in the midst of theft.
The initial design consisted of a GPS + GSM shield from DFRobot mounted on an Arduino Uno. Data collected from this device were sent to our back-end servers, pointing out the location generated on Google Maps. Due to the initial design being too bulky, we tried making the design more compact in an unconventional way. The microcontroller unit was adapted from Particle.ior&squo;s Spark Core, using Wifi for our network communication, whilst Adafruit&squo;s GPS module acts as the antenna and power regulator, having the device directly powered by the vehicle. CRUMBS is a telematics and behavioral analysis device, powered by our new RIG device, the RIG Geo and making its planned debut some time in 2018. With the initial design fitted to a motorcycle, now CRUMBS has expanded to fit into other vehicles such as cars and busses.
Vehicle monitoring system
Setting up the electronic circuitry of CRUMBS
Extracting readily available items to create CRUMBS GPS system
The telematics system boxed and ready to be implemented
CRUMBS telematics system
CRUMBS, ready for action!
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Long distance transfer of data from the vehicle to the servers allow receiving and transmission of big data while the device in the vehicle is anywhere on the road.
System collected vibrations of the car which translates to driving behaviour and road conditions.
Translated data allows users to monitor their behaviour when driving. Action can be taken to improve on safe driving and a more fuel-efficient drive.