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Method and System for Emergency Vehicle Management in Driverless Vehicle Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245675D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for efficiently managing movement of an emergency vehicle in a driverless vehicle environment. The method and system maintains traffic flow of other vehicles as it is without impacting the movement of an emergency vehicle.

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Method and System for Emergency Vehicle Management in Driverless Vehicle Environment

A method and system is disclosed for efficiently managing movement of an emergency

vehicle in a driverless vehicle environment. The method and system maintains traffic flow of other vehicles as it is without impacting the movement of an emergency vehicle.

In accordance with the method and system, once an emergency vehicle is detected in a lane, a cloud server communicates with the emergency vehicle to obtain information such a destination, speed and route of the emergency vehicle. The cloud server identifies a current location of the emergency vehicle and a selected lane. Accordingly, the cloud server calculates minimum clearance required in-front of the emergency vehicle. Thereafter, the cloud server instructs driverless vehicles in the same road to reduce spacing between two vehicles in nearby lanes so that a threshold number of vehicles from the lane of the emergency vehicle can be accommodated in the nearby lane for a temporary duration. The threshold is calculated dynamically based on a speed of the emergency vehicle, and dimension of vehicles that are to be moved from one lane to another lane, so that the emergency vehicle can travel without reducing speed. Based on the threshold, the cloud server calculates the space reduction between the pairs of vehicles, so that the vehicles can be accommodated in the nearby lanes. Thereafter, once the emergency vehicle moves away from...