Patent Granted: Vehicle collision avoidance system

Press Release

Innovation Title:
Vehicle collision avoidance system.

Name and Age of Inventors (at the time of innovation):
Azal Amer (14)
Ryan Xie (13)
Connor Price-Gearey (14)
Nikitha Thoduguli (13)
Rishab Sidamshetty (13)
Shreeya Madhavanur (13)
Ashton Rischer (14)

Problem Statement:
40 percent of all crashes involve intersections. Fifty percent of serious collisions happen at intersections, and some 20 percent of fatal collisions occur there. Every year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) reports approximately 2.5 million intersection accidents. 85% of intersection crashes happen due to driver’s recognition error or decision error. There was a need for a system that could accurately assess the speed and distance of incoming traffic to aid the driver’s decisions and attention.

About the Innovation:
Young inventors from DiscoverSTEM invented a system with an extendable camera and speed radar, which gives drivers better situational awareness of incoming traffic and enables them to make the right decision at the intersection. The system detects the speed, calculates the time of collision, and alerts the driver if it is safe to turn. This system works equally well in bad weather, heavy rain, and no-light conditions. When the car is parked, this invention doubles up as a camera surveillance system.

Patent Certificate:

Patent Grant Date:
February 22, 2023

Patent Publication Number:

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About DiscoverSTEM

DiscoverSTEM nurtures child prodigies. Through our various programs, we transform children into young innovators and entrepreneurs who can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through their patented innovations.

We provide a complete innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to children and help them transform their unique ideas into practical solutions and products.

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Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.