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Safety Dashcam for Driverless Cars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247955D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 76K

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Abstract

Witht the recent introduction of driverless cars and autonmous vehicle, the safety of the passengers is a top priority. To enable such technology to operate safely and ensure passengers safety, the Smart Dashcam allows this to happen due to its intelligence in detecting and calling emergency services when needed.

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Safety Dashcam for Driverless Cars

Disclosed is a Smart Dashcam that solves the safety problem of Smart Driverless Cars like Google Cars and the futuristic Tesla models when an accident occurs. The Smart Dashcam combines multiple sensors and has a capability of performing image capturing and analysis when an accident occurs, which are then transmitted to report on the accident as there's no driver in the vehicle.

How does it work ?

Hardware:


The Smart Dashcam is a unit that is attached to the front window of the car (similar to reverse mirror). It has two built in cameras (front and back cameras) including a flash on the inside. It also has four sensors (Oxygen Sensor, Fuel Detection Sensor, Temperature Sensor, and Humidity sensor) included in the Unit (refer to SmartDashcam2, SmartDashcam3).

Software:


The software for the Dashcam is an image analytic one, that analysis images when captured along with readings from the sensors, to contextualise the content.

Overall working procedure:


The Smart Dashcam has a built in camera and four sensors that when an accident occurs , they are triggered to collect information on the passengers, casualties, damage and location of the vehicle. The image analysis is only triggered when an accident occurs to ensure passengers privacy and security. During the event of an accident, the Smart Dashcam starts capturing photos from inside and outside the vehicle and applies image analysis techniques to convey the status of the passenger...