HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Alternative Motorcycle Ignition Control Using Bluetooth Technology

Murphy B. Tunay | John Patrick B. Ramilo | Romy Mua P. Tuuau

Discipline: Engineering, Technology



The study aimed to design a prototype that could control the turning on and off of a motorcycle’s ignition using Bluetooth in mobile stations which would act as an alternate controller and remote entry to a motorcycle’s ignition.


The project consists of three major parts – the Bluetooth function on the mobile station that acts as a controller, the Bluetooth module that would act as the receiver, and the motorcycle ignition controller attached to it. A range of approximately 10 meters is considered for the controller and receiver to communicate. To be able to transmit a command to the receiver, the Bluetooth module requires a four-digit passkey to ensure the security of the motorcycle.


Results indicated that Bluetooth technology could allow Bluetooth-enabled devices to communicate over a short distance. It is an inexpensive way of connecting wireless devices and is conveniently designed for security. Furthermore, it was showed that Bluetooth technology is possible as an alternative motorcycle ignition key that could lessen the problem of losing, accidentally breaking, or leaving keys unattended. It also adds security to the user with its authentication features.