In order to reduce the alarmingly increasing vehicle accident worldwide, developing collision detection system has been an endeavor of engineers within the last 3–4 decades. Based on the vehicles’ speed and acceleration, detecting the safe distance is one of the approaches reported in research results and claimed patents. As speed and acceleration of both the involved vehicles is changing with time, developing effective algorithms that can capture and process sufficient dynamic information and then warn for or take appropriate action is demanded. One possible approach that can contribute to the effort of minimizing vehicle collision accidents is to use embedded electronic systems to control the speed of the vehicle(s). Accordingly, the study and research work reported in this article focuses on developing a model of rear-end anti-collision system that can detect the distance between two vehicles moving on the same lane in the same direction and alert the driver whenever danger is eminent within certain tolerance range.

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