Vol.9, No.2, May 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                     ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

A Novel Approach for the Detection of Road Speed Bumps using Accelerometer Sensor


Bassam Al-Shargabi, Majid Hassan, Thamer Al-Rousan


© 2020 Bassam Al-Shargabi, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 469-476, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM92-07, May 2020.


Received: 27 September 2019.

Revised:   07 March 2020.
Accepted:  14 March 2020.
Published: 27 May 2020.




Smart phones and tablets have turned into an indispensable piece in our society. Accordingly, these devices are equipped with many sensors that can be exploited in many applications such as monitoring road surface condition. It becomes important to find an optimal method for detecting road speed bumps and potholes in order to monitor the road conditions and to alert other moving vehicles in order to slow their speed and avoid any damage and experience safe and comfortable driving. Moreover, data collected by smartphones about road conditions can help city authorities to repair and maintain the roads. The aim of this paper is to introduce a model for detecting road speed bumps and potholes using an Android application based on accelerometer sensor. This application uses data gathered by accelerometer sensor that was collected from various roads in order to determine the accuracy of this proposed approach. The proposed model was implemented as an Android application as a proof of concept and it was tested to check its accuracy.


Keywords –smartphone, accelerometer sensor, road bump detection, mobile application, internet of things.



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