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Method for Front-of-Vehicle Status and Emergency Communication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172938D
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-21

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Abstract

There are situations when a driver is unable to see a vehicle in front of them due to bad weather conditions (heavy rain, fog, mist, etc) or out of the line-of-sight due to a bend in the road. If a vehicle were to decelerate rapidly, or perform emergency braking, a vehicle behind it may not be able to react in time, thereby causing an accident. We present a system to prevent serious accidents by using a combination of wireless networks and ultraviolet light to provide early warning detection for cars to avoid crashing into vehicles making an abrupt stop or high deceleration.