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Improve Incident Area Accessibility and Civilian Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247422D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-06
Document File: 5 page(s) / 154K

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Jacob Shem Tov: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This work is suggesting a new way to improve the traffic condition for the first responder when they are arriving to an incident scene. It is common to find that when coming to an incident scene there is no place for the first responder transportation hence they are forced to put their transportation in away that block the street, this can lead to various of problems. Evacuation of the civilian cars, which parks around the incident scene, from the incident scene before the arrivals of the first responder forces will not just resolve the above issue it will also serve the civilian in the incident area that otherwise might be stuck in the incident scene for hours until the first responder will finish their job. Our idea suggest to identify the civilian cars owners and sending them emergency message to evacuate their car with precise navigation instruction, The navigation instructions for the civilians to get out from the scene are synced with the navigation instructions that the first responder got to get into the scene. In the future era of autonomous cars this work can be extend to autonomously evacuate the civilian cars from the scene, to place them outside the incident scene and just inform the owner where he can find his car, and even foot navigation instruction with the fastest way to get to his car.

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 Improve Incident Area Accessibility and Civilian Services

By Jacob Shem Tov, Shahar Kuchuk, Ido Merkado

Motorola Solutions

 

 

ABSTRACT

This work is suggesting a new way to improve the traffic condition for the first responder when they are arriving to an incident scene. It is common to find that when coming to an incident scene there is no place for the first responder transportation hence they are forced to put their transportation in away that block the street, this can lead to various of problems. Evacuation of the civilian cars, which parks around the incident scene, from the incident scene before the arrivals of the first responder forces will not just resolve the above issue it will also serve the civilian in the incident area that otherwise might be stuck in the incident scene for hours until the first responder will finish their job.

Our idea suggest to identify the civilian cars owners and sending them emergency message to evacuate their car with precise navigation instruction, The navigation instructions for the civilians to get out from the scene  are synced with the navigation instructions that the first responder got to get into the scene.

In the future era of autonomous cars this work can be extend to autonomously evacuate the civilian cars from the scene, to place them outside the incident scene and just inform the owner where he can find his car, and even foot navigation instruction with the fastest way to get to his car.

PROBLEM

  It is common that Urban and other dense areas has accessibility problems due to traffic, parked cars and more. This problem even increases inside neighborhoods and  industry areas and more.

For first responders It is critical to be able to get as close as possible to the incident area in the shortest time possible.  In cases where the first responder in question are firefighters which requires to be near the fire scene and to have direct access to fire hydrants or first aid, which requires to be near the incident scene, the lack of accessibility to a scene can be life threatening scenario.

When looking at the various reasons which create accessibility problems, we can see that most of them are deriving from civilian parked vehicles,  substantially the lack of ways for the first responders and / or dispatcher to identify the owner of these vehicles and connect them are creating a life threatening scenario in which the first responder is incapable of providing the service he is required to provide.

We also recognize the fact that evacuating large number of vehicles in a given time can trigger traffic jams thus prolong the evacuation time.

 

 

SOLUTION

This work suggest a way for the first responders, once a potential incident has been reported or identified,  to create a virtual zone in which potentially disrupting vehicles  will be identified by utilizing the City Automated License plate Recognition system, identifying the vehicle owner by allowing access to the Department of Transportation d...