Automated Braking System




Luxury models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai came out on top in front crash prevention rankings of a growing crop of vehicles with optional automatic braking systems.The BMW 5 series and X5 SUV, Hyundai Genesis and Mercedes-Benz E-class models equipped with optional automatic braking and collision warning systems earned the best score a superior rating in the second round of crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute, funded by insurance companies, rates vehicles as basic, advanced or superior for front crash prevention depending on whether they offer automatic braking and, if so, how effective it is in front crash tests at 12 mph and 25 mph.

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It is a technology for automobiles to sense an imminent collision with another vehicle, person or obstacle; or a danger such as high brakes or by applying the brakes to slow the vehicle without any driver input. Sensors to detect other vehicles or obstacles can include radar, video, infrared, ultrasonic or other technologies. GPS sensors can detect fixed dangers such as approaching the stop signs through a location database.


Automatic braking by the system after sensing an obstacle can be executed in two modes. In collision avoidance, the collision is avoided by the automatic braking, but the driver will not be warned in this type of system. There is a very good chance of wrongly interpreting the signals, especially in the case of radars or lasers. So this is not so effective method of automatic braking. In collision mitigation system, the sensors detect the possibility of collision but will not take immediate action. A warning will be sent to the driver in the form of a signal or a voice message. There is a threshold safe distance calculated by the system and if the driver fails to respond even when the vehicle crosses that region, then only brakes will be applied automatically. Even if there is a misinterpretation of signals, there is no problem because, the decision to apply brakes is left with the driver and the brakes are applied automatically only in the most emergency situations. Many vehicles are provided with the option of turning on or off the automatic system based on their surroundings. In some automobiles even though they cannot be completely disabled, they can be limited to warning the driver about coming obstacle. Even this emergency braking initiates ABS which helps the driver to retain the control over vehicle without any skidding. Automatic braking system is only effective if the mode of sensing the obstacles is reliable, or else any kind of false interpretation may cause a lot of damage.

This project is completely based on a real life car. Special braking
system is designed in this RC car which is almost similar to the braking system or a real car. The main aim of this project is to avoid any sort of collision due to negligence of the driver will be completely avoided by this smart braking technique.


Sharp Infrared Sensor

Motor Driver L298N

Tx-2B and Rx-2B Transmitter and Receiver Circuit

Arduino UNO R3

Servo Motor


The car body has been designed by using depron sheets


This car consists of a RF transmitter, receiver of 27MHZ ,arduino uno r3,infra-red sensor ,motor driver, servo motor. when the receiver receives the signal the car moves accordingly in its path, if any obstacle is detected the servo motor changes its angle and therefore the brakes will be applied for couple of seconds and the tail light of the car glows, at that moment the receiver turns off even if the transmitter sends the signal to move forward no further operation takes place until that delay of time. after this operation the obstacle has to be moved if the brakes has to be released which is not practical in real life, so I have programmed it in such a way that even though obstacle is present it detects as there is no obstacle and at that moment the tail light goes off the servomotor shifts back to initial position and the brakes will be released so that we can reverse the car at that delay of time,the sensor will again detect obstacle and the brakes will be applied if the car has not been reversed within that delay of time.

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    1 year ago

    Is that the components mentioned above is enough or any other left ?

    1 reply

    Question 7 months ago on Step 2

    How did you calculate suitable force that uae to push/squze braking pads?

    1 answer
    Shreyas DevaiahLKamil

    Answer 7 months ago

    Based on the speed the rc car travels and the time required for it to stop before colliding. If you notice in the video, the car wheel locks and slides for some distance, the servo motor can apply its max pressure it can i have used rubber type of material as my bushes to lock the wheels so a wide rubber bush is sufficient enough to stop the car. It's same as in real cars the more the surface contact between the pads and disc the efficient the brakes are.. Since you cannot measure any such type of quantity or force I increased the sensing range so that inspite of locking and sliding the car should not hit the obstacle.

    You can feel free to ask me more about it..


    Question 1 year ago

    can i see the code? i don't get how you programmed it so that it wont move forward after the brake is released

    divya ponnamma

    3 years ago

    great work i think this is the first ever design using RF transmiter and receiver

    1 reply

    even i had been searching for the project done with rf transmitter and receiver but i got many links using bluetooth modules which i felt was very simple so i took this as a challenge and found the solution to use a rf transmitter and receiver circuits with arduino. i could not find any links so i figured it out myself by running several numer of tests.