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Vehicle black boxes that coordinate and pass data in a peer-to-peer method in the event of an accident.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000171796D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jun-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to enable vehicle black boxes that coordinate and pass data in a peer-to-peer method in the event of an accident.

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Vehicle black boxes that coordinate and pass data in a peer -to-peer method in the event of an accident.

The proposed idea enables vehicle black boxes to coordinate and pass data in a peer-to-peer method after an accident has occurred. The concept of a vehicle black box exists today. However, the black box only records information about the vehicle in which the black box is installed. Proposed is that the black box be equipped with some type of transceiver (such as Blue Tooth*). This transceiver will exchange information with the other vehicles in the accident.

When two or more vehicles are involved in an accident, each black box will attempt to connect to the other black boxes. Each black box will know if that vehicle was in the accident. If a connection is made the two or more vehicles will exchange information about the owners of the vehicles. The black boxes will also query nearby vehicles and cell phones for potential witnesses. When a nearby vehicle is queried for it's status, the operator of the vehicle can respond to the query that yes they saw the accident, or no they did not. If they saw the accident the vehicle would allow the witness to make a statement right then and transmit that to the cars involved in the accident. Likewise, nearby cell phones would be queried to determine who had witnessed the accident. In this case the cell phone would allow the person to respond that they saw the accident and record thei...