smooth transit


The Smooth Transit team comprises Arjun, Shihan, Izma, Abdah, and Tanishq. Our project is centered around addressing Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). Today, we delve into a common issue that affects us daily.


Speed bumps can be quite bothersome, disrupting an otherwise smooth ride with jolts and bumps under the car. Beyond mere discomfort, they can induce panic in new drivers or pregnant women. These interruptions not only impact passengers but also contribute to wear and tear on vehicles, increasing maintenance costs. Additionally, the noise caused by speed bumps poses further challenges, especially for emergency vehicles like ambulances.


To tackle this pervasive issue, we have devised an innovative solution. Recognizing the surplus of rubber waste due to inadequate recycling practices, we propose utilizing recycled rubber for a sustainable purpose. By replacing conventional speed bumps with sections of recycled rubber on roads, we can enhance friction to slow down vehicles effectively without causing discomfort or damage. The seamless transition to these rubber roads ensures a peaceful driving experience and durability to manage heavy traffic. Moreover, with object detection technology in place, speed bumps can retract when emergency vehicles pass through.



Our solution involves utilizing Lego EV3 Mindstorm and We Do 2.0 for speed bump mechanisms and incorporating object detection using Pictoblox for ambulance prioritization. Micro bits have also been integrated for various functionalities.


Converting waste into a valuable resource not only creates safer and more comfortable roads but also reduces environmental impact. Through our initiative, we aim to reduce rubber waste in landfills by 80% and decrease accidents by 20%, contributing to safer roads, reduced disruptions, and lower noise pollution.



While the challenge of speed bumps persists, we aspire to garner support from environmental advocates and official partners to promote our product among government agencies like the RTA. Together, we can pave the way for a future with smoother, quieter, sustainable roads, where every journey is a testament to the benefits of Smooth Rubber Roads!.

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