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Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering UMB - Hadi Pranoto and IT Practitioner or UMB Information Systems Lecturer - Abdi Wahab was explaining SLIFA to journalists

Creating an innovative tool does not only depend on the same scientific field. Nowadays we can develop a tool based on research and innovation from different scientific collaborations, such as those developed by Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering UMB - Hadi Pranoto and IT Practitioners or Lecturer of Information Systems UMB - Abdi Wahab.

Both of them succeeded in creating a device called "SLIFA" (Speed Limiter Intergrated Fatigue Analyzers) or commonly referred to as a sleepy driver detection device. The first idea of creating this tool, Hadi was concerned about the many accidents that often occur due to sleepy drivers. And many of these accidents result in death. Data from the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) says that every 24 seconds, one person dies due to a traffic accident.

Photo : “SLIFA” (Speed Limiter Intergrated Fatigue Analyzers)

Therefore, Hadi said that the main target to be achieved in creating this tool is not its value, but how it can provide understanding to the driver to eliminate human error. "What we expect the most important thing is the driver's awareness of driving safety," he added firmly.

SLIFA has obtained a patent that came out in late 2018, and received a three-year funding of around 1 billion from the Directorate of Higher Education in 2020. In 2017, it has begun to be sold to companies such as: Pertamina and Hino. This SLIFA can be installed on all cars but is more focused on commercial vehicles (trucks and buses).

SLIFA itself works by detecting the speed sensor. Speed sensor functions to detect and limit speed. Then for drowsiness it is detected by sensors on the safety belt equipped with a heart rate sensor. Then for the face recognized with a camera to detect the condition of the face, eyes and mouth when yawning. From all the data in the sensor, the sleepy scale just became. When the driver is detected drowsiness according to the scale of drowsiness, the sensors at speed will react to reducing speed.

Regarding reporting data, Abdi explained that all sensors that work have data. "The data can be reported, SLIFA is equipped with a GSM simcard that sends data to the server, after that it can be download in the SLIFA application that has been prepared," Abdi explained.

Other advantages, even though this tool is damaged due to burning or other things, automatic data has been sent to the server. The data is stored in the system for seven days and can be used for identification in the event of an accident, but if it is deemed no automatic event has been forfeited. (Author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac .id / [email protected] / https://pendaftaran.mercubuana.ac.id/)



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