A traffic management system to improve traffic control

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Vehicles provide an efficient way of transportation across the cities of Greater Accra in Ghana. Technology has impacted the transportation sector through variety of modes such as applications for routing. An example of this is the google maps mobile application. However, due to bad road networks and a time sequenced traffic control system in Ghana, traffic congestion is a major problem during peak times of the day. In cases of emergencies where a route needs to be created for emergency vehicles, there is no control system in place to safely prioritize their movements at intersections. In this project, a traffic management system was designed and built as a way of improving traffic flow by decreasing the waiting time experienced by users on the road. This system is aimed at providing a modular and efficient way of controlling traffic based on a condition-based algorithm. The system also enables an administrator to control the traffic junctions remotely to meet different emergency situations.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, April 2019
Ghana, traffic control system, traffic management, hardware, web-based application, raspberry pi