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Vehicle Loop Trigger Device for Motorcycles and High Axle Vehicles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244030D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 100K

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of inductive loop technology to present a larger magnetic metallic profile to a vehicle detection loop embedded in a roadway Motorcycles and high axle vehicles like delivery trucks present a small if non existent profile to most vehicle detection loops An electronic device is powered by the vehicle battery and is attached to a vehicle undercarriage It produces a magnetic field that influences the frequency of the embedded vehicle loop presenting a larger vehicle profile to the loop and triggers the associated logic to alter a traffic signal open a gate or indicate the presence of a vehicle

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Vehicle Loop Trigger Device for Motorcycles and High-Axle Vehicles Abstract

This paper describes the use of inductive loop technology to present a larger magnetic/metallic profile to a vehicle detection loop embedded in a roadway. Motorcycles and high-axle vehicles like delivery trucks present a small if non-existent profile to most vehicle detection loops. An electronic device is powered by the vehicle battery and is attached to a vehicle undercarriage. It produces a magnetic field that influences the frequency of the embedded vehicle loop presenting a larger vehicle profile to the loop and triggers the associated logic to alter a traffic signal, open a gate, or indicate the presence of a vehicle.

Introduction

Vehicles undetected by detection loops may result in loss of revenue to businesses like parking facilities. If the vehicle is not detected at the entrance to a parking structure, a driver may choose to park elsewhere. Likewise, an undetected vehicle at a traffic intersection poses a safety risk to the driver and other drivers as the driver may become impatient and choose to not wait for a green light to be triggered. Also, waiting for traffic signals may impact traffic flow and reduce driver satisfaction. This paper describes a device and technique to detect low metal profile vehicles, which assists with traffic flow and has the potential to save lives.

Implementation

The device "amplifies" the metal footprint of a vehicle so as to be detected by buried t...