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Vehicle Communication with Environment Using Light Modulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236462D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-29

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Inventors:
G.W.R. Leibbrandt Radu Surdeanu

Abstract

Wireless communication between physically separated entities is typically accomplished via traditional networking protocols such as Wi-Fi or Mobile Networking. However, use of these technologies require special hardware and communication frequency slots. Objects such as vehicles include light sources for obvious purposes. These light sources can be used to send communication via light modulation to other objects. Use of these light sources for the additional purpose of transmitting communication signals provide cost saving because unlike traditional networking technologies, no special wireless transmitters and associated hardware are needed when the communication is being performed using already built in light sources. In additional, unlike a communication system based on traditional networking technologies, a communication system using light sources requires no additional power and associated power harness.