A product for NewtonHacks Hackathon

A Raspberry Pi that is able to identify if a driver is using their phone to ensure maximum saftey on the road.


  • Our problem is that out of the annual number of car crashes that occur, over a ⅙ of those are caused by people being distracted on their phones.
  • This is a large issue that leads to many people being killed and injured in car crashes every year so our goal is to decrease the number of crashes caused by phones significantly.


  • The purpose of our product branches into two different sections, the first being safety for people, and to make sure that they are following the laws.
  • Secondly, the purpose of our automatic recorder is to avoid any bias/racism that may occur between a cop and a driver.


We took statistics from reliable sources to see how many crashes occur yearly, and how many crashes are caused by phone distractions

Our Solution

Our Code can be found here

  • Our product can detect a person who is using their phone while driving, and signal them to get off their device.
  • Our product is cheap and reliable
  • The product uses a camera and a raspberry pi to detect if the driver is using the phone.
  • Our product can be easily expanded to include other features.


  • Relating to the topic of BLM, and people of color being treated unfairly we can expand into giving our product the ability to immediately start recording a conversation when someone is pulled over. Statistics show that every 3 in 10 (30%) of Black drivers are stopped by the police while driving and experienced unfair treatment without proof, and our feature would help solve this issue.
  • More than 6,000 people die in drowsy driving-related crashes in the US each year, a recent study suggests. Millions of US drivers fall asleep at the wheel each month, and roughly 15 percent of all fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver, researchers note in the journal Sleep. This feature will alert the user when they feel sleepy, to ensure that the driver doesn’t.


About Us

Arsh Sharma


Milan Behera


Abhisar Anand