UNZA student develops density controlled traffic system prototype

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UNZA students Prototype
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A University of Zambia student studying computer science at main campus has developed a density controlled traffic lights prototype as part of the efforts to locally come up with a smart traffic control system that can dynamically control changing traffic density.

The density controlled traffic lights system works more like the traffic control police who come in handy when different routes on the road have got different traffic densities.

The system works by counting traffic on all routes and dynamically assigns appropriate time slots to each route to avoid unnecessary delays. The prototype can also display the number of incoming and outing cars on a display.

The system was designed to replace traffic lights which use static hard programmed times which are not smart enough to detect at any given time the status of traffic on the road.

The student identified as Mike Mudimba plans on adding more features to the system such as production of real time traffic statistics that can be displayed by motorists on their mobile devices, this will aid motorists navigate through traffic.

The system may also come in handy in case of emergencies such as creating paths for Ambulances or government motorcades.

The computer science student has further called for funding to enable the full testing and production on live environment.

“We know similar technology exists in first world countries but there is no need to import something we can locally produce. We need to start supporting our own ideas and products”, Mundimba said

UNZA students Prototype
UNZA students Prototype
UNZA students Prototype
UNZA students Prototype
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21 COMMENTS

  1. Great Zambian mind. Lets hope balakwafwa. Ama JETS projects ubwingi Zambia has failed to commercialise. That is awesome!!

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  2. Well done UNZA Student: A student coming up with such: I am asking the Government to support him fully
    so that we do away with spending money on outside Technology. Uwamano kumwafwa no kumutungilila.

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  3. This is great! Let’s help this young man implement his ideas here in Zambia. We can then begin to export this technology to other countries. Kenyans are making millions of dollars in technology why not us? I call upon the business community and the government to help this young man.

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  4. As the inventor himself as rightfully pointed out, such systems exist elsewhere in the developed world. With that said, is it optimal to provide him with resources to ‘re-invent’ the will? The technology already exists, so just import it to Zambia. What the student has exhibited is the right frame of mind to use the various techniques in an innovative way that solves real-life problems. Any support to him should instead be directed to exposing him to more technology and innovations in an appropriate academic and scientific setup were he can thrive and develop new solutions to world problems!

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    • Sense, no need to fund if it exists in developed countries. Its has to be different and unique invention.

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    • There is always one fool who gets off topic, stick to the topic at hand or shut up if you have nothing sensible to say.

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    • Sharon please………………everything is political. Why such hatred for other people, except those who agree with you on certain issues? Life is about agreeing to agree, and yet remain the best of buddies.

      That is civilisation. The issue is about the student form UNZA and not any political party……please sober up. GEEEK!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. please fund such and when many see that you are funding they will go into research on bigger ideas and hence moving away from waiting to be employed but create systems and sale and bring revenue into the country thumb up

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  6. Comment: this is a good idea but please, do not abandon their effort in preference for foreign technology. Most of us zambians have worked in foreign countries and have performed wonders. zambia has a lot of untapped practical talents that dies unnoticed.

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  7. Congratution,however 2021 ,when we form government the Educational sector development is our topmost agenda on one simple reason our realization that Zambia needs science and technology for its National development.

    Adjustment and restructuring of the micro economical regulations in order to scaling up the private sector development, claims Zambia conservative party leader Mr Peter Simpemba

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