Implementation of an Emergency Vehicle to Traffic Lights Communication System.
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First light signals for controlling traffic were operated manually by the police. The next types were operated on a `fixed-time' basis by purely mechanical devices. Later developments included linking up a number of local fixed-time controllers with a master controller. The latest and most popular types are the traffic lights that are operated by the passing vehicles themselves by using detectors placed in the roadway. In Kuwait, road accidents have increased to a high level and the loss of human life due to accidents is to be avoided. Traffic blocking is a major fact that causes delay to emergency vehicles. To bar loss of human life due to accidents, we propose the ETL (Emergency Traffic Light) control system. The main goal behind this system is to provide a smooth flow for emergency vehicles such as ambulances to reach their destinations in time and thus minimizing the delay caused by traffic jams. The ETL control system will control the traffic lights in the path of the emergency vehicles, stopping conflicting traffic, and allowing the emergency vehicle right-of-way to help in reducing their response time.Changing from a co-education to a single-gender learning environment could be an opportunity and a challenge to any institute. Software engineering is one of the fields that could be affected by gender-segregation policies. Teaching the subject involves group and individual activities which could be dramatically affected in single-gender settings. In this paper, we present our experience in teaching software engineering in gender segregated classes. We will compare the performance of students before and after gender segregation. We will show samples of the activities and the findings. We will have a discussion about the impact of gender segregation on the overall course performance. Our findings could be useful in providing strategies to enhance the higher education learning experience and to eliminate future gender divide issues in the workplace.