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QR codes help to prevent bike theft

An innovative new solution has been developed to add security to parked bicycles.

A new security system based on QR codes for bikes being parked on campus has been developed by a team of three students who call themselves the Beta Adroits.

The group had frequently heard of problems with bikes that were being stolen and sought new on-campus security.

What they accomplished was a system of QR codes that can help to provide added security to bicycles that are being parked on campus. One of the Beta Adroits members, Arun Balaji, explained that “There were a number of cases in our college where our college mates had their bikes stolen.” He added that “It was during the same period we were also extensively exposed to the brand new smartphone technology and found out how it could be used to scan QR codes.”

The group then realized that there was a very practical use for QR codes in solving the problem of stolen bikes.

Balaji said that the quick response codes could be affixed to the bicycles so that they can be scanned with smartphones or even with webcams.QR Codes - Bike Theft

The entire Beta Adroits group is made up of Sona College of Technology students who are seeking Computer Applications degrees. These students from Salem, Tamil Nadu are already 75 percent of the way through completing their source code and are nearly ready for implementing this new QRcode security system on their college campus.

The students and professors, alike, have been very receptive to the idea and are looking forward to seeing the system when it is put into place. The goal is to test it on their own campus and then introduce it to other schools throughout Chennai when it is found to work.

The group feels that if their system is, indeed, successful, then these QR codes could be used as an effective bicycle theft deterrent on college campuses. However, they also feel that there are a number of other useful applications, as well. They are hoping that this would make it easier to screen vehicles in offices, housing complexes, and large parking lots

QR codes are being used to assist accident victims

Mercedes is using the barcodes to help emergency responders to better rescue people from crashes.

A new system using QR codes is in the works by Mercedes Benz that is being designed to assist emergency workers to be able to more quickly and safely extract the occupants of vehicles that have been involved in an accident that has trapped them inside.

The system helps to show emergency workers exactly how to remove passengers from the vehicles.

It is designed to combine the use of QR codes with rescue sheets that show police, firefighters, and paramedics the information that they require to know just where to use their “jaws of life” rescue sheers to extract passengers who are trapped within the vehicles. It provides them with information about the air bags, hydraulic lines, and any electrical cables, as well as other useful data about the vehicle and where it is safe and appropriate to cut through them.

The QR codes are printed on two stickers where the barcodes are displayed quite prominently.

Mercedes-Benz QR CodesBy scanning those QR codes using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, rescue workers are able to obtain immediate access to this information so that they can act quickly, appropriately, and with the greatest amount of safety to remove the occupants of a crashed car. The goal is to help to work with the rescue workers to reduce the amount of time needed to cut open a vehicle, and therefore save lives.

At the moment, rescue workers must either depend on hard copies of the rescue sheets, or they are required to search for the information online – assuming that this information has been made available on the internet. Now, Mercedes Benz is making sure that all of the required data for its vehicles, and that this information is linked to the QR codes.

In an expansion of that effort to save more lives, Mercedes Benz has waived its right to patent the system using the QR codes to access vehicle schematics by emergency workers who need to extract trapped people in vehicles. They are hoping that other automakers will, therefore, choose to take advantage of this technology which will already have been developed.