Collision Avoidance System
The Collision Avoidance System is an electronic device that is installed in a vehicle. The system alerts the driver of obstacles in front of the car that could cause a collision. These alerts can be audio/visual that are activated by data received regarding another vehicle.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Collision avoidance system for multiple cars in same lane
- Sensors, GPS and radar locate multiple nearby vehicles
- Visual signals trigger alarms (brake lights, slower speed)
- Audible sound alerts the driver to danger up ahead
- Visual monitor allows driver to see what is happening
- Allows driver to respond quickly to an emergency situation
- Wireless communication system issues warnings
- Data gathered from one or more vehicles
- Data transmitted to one or more vehicles
- Reduces amount of collisions on roadways
- Reduces amount of rear-ending accidents
- Additional safety feature for all vehicles
The Collision Avoidance System is a system and method that uses established sensor and detection technology. Information regarding the location and operation of a vehicle is continuously collected using conventional sensors including any or all GPS, speedometers, accelerometers, braking data from the braking system, optical sensors, and radar. In embodiments the radar is a tracking radar. The collected data is captured, associated with the time of collection, and analyzed.
The device includes a communication of data between nearby vehicles. Information is gathered, analyzed, modified, and transmitted upstream from vehicle to vehicle in an endless flow that could extend for many highway miles, limited as needed by the system software algorithm so that only essential, relevant, and meaningful signals are either displayed in any one vehicle or used to assist with the control of an autonomous vehicle. The existing brake and turn-signal lights on the back of a car are positioned to transmit visual information to alert the following car of possible impending changes. Using existing technology, the information transmitted upstream can be much more extensive so that analysis by the on-board system will give the operator or driving system a more complete understanding of pending conditions for a significant distance/time.
The driver of the vehicle is still responsible for the control of the vehicle. As such, the balance between the system capability and the driver attention and skill that is required need to be clear and easily understandable. The Collision Avoidance System provides a driver with a “vision” and alert of impending conditions so that the driver has data available to make an informed decision. This alert can be communicated by both visual and audio signals and the signal volume and intensity can be adjusted to correspond to the relative severity of the impending circumstance.
The following article discusses the importance and relevance of this type of technology being developed for preventing traffic collisions:
Materials needed to produce the Collision Avoidance System:
- Computer operating system
- Collision avoidance algorithm
- Electronic communication system
- Data transmitters and receivers
- Data processing system
- Sensors, GPS, radar
- Video monitor
- Alarm system
The Collision Avoidance System is covered by United States Utility Patents: 10,008,118 and 10,510,256
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