Three University of Lagos (UNILAG) postgraduate students of Physics Department have invented a vehicle road advance electronic flood caution device for detection of water levels on major highways.
Mr. Olufemi Ilori, one of the researchers, revealed on the sideline of its exhibition in Lagos that the device was to detect water levels onmajor roads and to raise alarm to warn the public on the inherent danger to road users.
The outstanding device is among the research innovations showcased at the ongoing 14th University of Lagos Annual Research Conference and Fair.
The Fair began on the Wednesday with the theme “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities for 21st Research and Development.
“It took the three of us, I, Dr. Raheem Isiaka and the lead researcher, Dr. Uzoma Oduah – about one year to come up with ths device after several failed attempts. This device is basically to save lives, as many people sometimes get caught unawares.
“We had to come up with this device which is to be installed where it is needed. It is for detection of rising water levels on the road, forewarn you on the need to use alternative routes and thereby averting flood hazards,” Ilori stated.
He also made it known that flood disaster risks would be reduced by installing the device especially in majors cities of the country, adding that there were negotiations already with the Lagos State Government on installing the device on major roads.