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Real-time collection and processing of vehicle system data in a Wireless Content Delivery Network Disclosure Number: IPCOM000226548D
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-15
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Real-time collection and processing of vehicle system data in a Wireless Content Delivery Network

     Vehicles connected by digital wireless technology have in the past been implemented in one of two models; a client server model where vehicle clients connect to a server website via a network fabric, or with ad-hoc vehicle-to- vehicle communication. Both of these models are not realistic in the context of emerging content delivery networks (CDN) and inadequate computationally because they are not scalable. The scaling problem has already occurred in the social networking industry and the result has been development of new computational machines. Now the CDN are federating with wireless carriers to support mobile devices. When vehicles are connected in large numbers to the wireless CDN they will become federated components that are in rapid motion, requiring new computational machines.

     Within CDNs it is possible to define virtual computing machines (US2007/0208506, US7865298) that may be permanent, temporary, or ad-hoc. They are similar conceptually to virtual machines built on parallel processors except that the CDN are much less uniform than are parallel processors. In the CDN environment objects such as data or application software are spread by replication. Objects such as applications are generally mortal, being programmed to self-destruct or become dormant under specific conditions such as exceeding an expiration date.


This publication describes a new type of virtual computing machine for collecting environmental data fixed in

space but changing with time using vehicles sensors. An exemplar would be a road hazard such as a pothole that has a fixed location, but grows with time. Early in its life the pothole is difficult to detect because it is small and just produces a sound that can only be detected by a vehicle microphone and localized with the vehicle positioning sensor. A simple virtual machine consisting of an applic...