Autonomous Vehicle Communication and Safety Network

 

Executive Summary

 

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) become more prevalent in everyday use, a unique need for improved safety has presented itself. Currently, a multitude of sensors are attached to AVs in order to safely guide themselves along the road. However, these sensors are still restricted to their immediate vicinity and their use is impeded when obstructions are present. This MSU technology allows for vital information to be distributed among a network of nearby vehicles so that they may internally integrate the information and take the appropriate action.

 

Description of Technology

 

By utilizing common communication methods (Wi-Fi, 3G, 5G LTE, etc.) critical sensor information is broadcasted from vehicles and buildings. This information may then be integrated and provided to the driver in the form of a Heads-Up Display (HUD), audio signals, visual signals, or a combination thereof. In autonomous travel, this may also cause the vehicle to respond to the provided information. Furthermore, non-emergency information may be communicated as well for improved GPS re-routing, rapid traffic alerts, and other navigational information.

 

Key Benefits

  • Improves safety of autopilot
  • More efficient detours, rerouting
  • Rapid emergency response

 

Applications

  • Vehicle autopilot
  • GPS Devices
  • Vehicle communication

 

Patent Status: 

 

Patent Pending

 

Licensing Rights Available

 

Full licensing rights available

 

Inventors:

 

Dr. Hayder Radha, Hothaifa Al-Qassab

 

Tech ID:

 

TEC2018-0029

 

Patent Information:

For Information, Contact:

Raymond Devito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
devitora@msu.edu
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