International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Design and Construction of Vehicle Loading Monitoring System Using Load Sensor and GSM
Ebenezer Narh Odonkor, Willie K. Ofosu

Vehicle overloading is one of the major problems confronting many developing nations and Ghana is not an exception. Two attendant problems are accidents, and damage to road infrastructure. Weighing stations may be the answer to these conditions, but few are used for measuring the weight of some specific vehicles in Ghana. A vehicle loading monitoring detection using a load sensor and GSM model with an automatic engine lock system is proposed in this study as a solution. The proposed system will detect vehicle overloading and automatically call the owner of the vehicle or the road safety officer in that event. Proteus software is used for designing and simulating the circuit while programming is done using the Arduino software. Microcontroller ATMEGA 328 serves as the brain of the design and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) module serves as the communication link. A Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is used to display the status of the vehicle. In addition, a buzzer is to sound an alarm when vehicle overloading is detected. The system has facilities to lock a vehicle engine automatically.

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