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Motorcycle Engine Shut-off Device


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Page : 123-127

Keywords : anti-theft; kill switch; GPS; SMS; motorcycle;

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The Motorcycle Engine Shut-off Device was developed for the security and tracking of motorcycle against thieves and intruders. The device was capable of remotely stopping and starting the motorcycle engine through Short Message Service SMS and locating its whereabouts in real-time by using Global Positioning System GPS module. Locally available materials were used in the fabrication of the prototype such as Arduino Nano relay GPS module Global System for Mobile Communications GSM module and Subscriber Identity Module SIM card. The developed prototype was tested for its functionality compatibility and durability. The result of the functionality test showed that the device was able to send and receive SMS therefore enabling the engine of the motorcycle to start or stop also the device was able to track the location of the motorcycle being tested. The compatibility test showed that the device was fully operational on selected motorcycle and tricycle models. For the durability of the device it was installed on a motorcycle and tricycle and tested on a maximum of 30 km distance. The result showed that the device was still working with no loose wirings and components. The performance of the developed prototype was evaluated by 20 respondents which composed of IT experts Rosario Traffic Management Office personnel police officers motorcycletricycle owners and other possible end-users according to its quality durability safety functionality and economy. The prototype gained and overall mean score of 4.65 with a descriptive rating of Excellent signifying that the prototype met its objectives and that the evaluators were satisfied of the outcome and capabilities of the Motorcycle Engine Shut-off Device.

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