The Need for Speed Control


Final Bachelor Project | Individual 17 weeks | 2007

In this individual Bachelor project I worked together with TomTom to develop a system that will help people that speed unintentionally to keep driving below the speed limit. I designed a string of lights on the driver’s door to grab people’s attention. When the driver exceeds the speed limit, a flash of white light runs past him. This speed related feedback provides the driver with an indication that he is driving too fast. The flashes change in speed depending on the driving speed and the interval between the flashes is determined by the acceleration of the car to create more obvious or more subtle forms of feedback. It is still the choice of the driver to go over the speed limit or not. A working prototype (including GPS) was created and integrated into an existing car. The movie below shows it in action.

The Need for Speed Control prototype in operation