Jung Ying Yi

ROOD is a roadkill alert system for drivers. Through analysis of precedence, research and interviews, the project identified driver behaviour, animal behaviour and road infrastructure as the intersecting concerns defining wild animal-vehicle collisions. Using object recognition technology, artificial intelligence and cloud-based data collection, the ROOD system provides an early warning system for drivers entering roadkill hotspots. The system includes the driver as an integral part of data capture as they can photograph sightings of animals and animal carcasses, and upload images into the AI database by simply pressing the button of the ROOD device attached to their steering wheel.