IoT-based Smart Traffic Cone System to Avoid Traffic Congestion and Improve Road Safety

Khalid Ahmed Ali Bait Ali Sulaiman, Rowaiya Said Bahata Masan, Dr. Mohammed Musallam Al-Mahri, Sunil Thomas Karickom


Chain-reaction automobile accidents are a common occurrence, especially on freeways. Several reasons can lead to these collisions, such as speed, failing to see stop signs for oncoming traffic, and unforeseen road conditions. The Internet of Things (IoT)-Based Smart Traffic Cone System is created as a solution to these problems. It makes use of a variety of sensors and IoT technologies that are elegantly incorporated into the traffic cone's design. It is a solar-powered smart portable device in the shape of a traffic cone. Particularly on two-way roads, the traffic cones are positioned strategically in the median of the road. In addition, a traffic display panel is placed near the signal to make necessary adjustments before encountering traffic jams. A Bluetooth system is used to alert the drivers inside their vehicles about the road conditions. This initiative is aimed at the VISION 2040 of Oman, which emphasizes the creation of smart and sustainable cities with advanced IT infrastructure. The smart traffic cone represents an innovative solution developed after long research and with the recommendations and guidance of the Royal Oman Police (RoP) for the advancement of smart city development. Through continued research and development efforts, the functional prototype of the Traffic cone system has been successfully developed.


IoT, Raspberry Pi, IR Sensor, LED, Moisture sensor, Buzzer.

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Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/scjournal

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