Automatic All-Terrain Vehicle Crash Detection


All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) incidents are a major cause of injury and death in the United States (U.S.). For instance, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates a yearly average of 700 ATV-related fatalities and over 90,000 injuries. Although on-roadway crashes have significantly increased over the past years, ATV-related deaths are still predominant in off-road crashes. Most ATV off-road crashes result in traumatic injuries; the rider needs immediate care but cannot seek help because they are severely injured. Moreover, most of these crashes occur in isolated areas of hard access and without cellular service. Thus, making it challenging to contact Emergency Medical Services (EMS) promptly. Therefore, this study aimed at developing and testing a low-cost device that automatically detects a rollover crash and immediately alerts EMS, even when the rider is unable to act, and there is no cellular service available.

de Moura Araújo, G.
Austin James Wald
Daniel Christopher Weatrowski
Publication date: 
December 14, 2023
Publication type: 
Journal Articles
2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting 2300659.(doi:10.13031/aim.202300659)