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Apparatus and system for remotely updating and monitoring the status of a vehicle

A vehicle status device and system for remotely updating and monitoring the status of a vehicle. The vehicle status device is located in a vehicle and reports status information for the vehicle and an owner to an interrogating unit. The device includes a database of status information for the vehicle and owner. An update receiver in the device receives updated information from a wide area paging network for storage in the database. An interrogation receiver receives an interrogation signal from the interrogating unit, and a response transmitter transmits encoded status information, including a vehicle identification (VID), to the interrogating unit in response. The updating and monitoring system also includes an interrogating unit which includes an interrogation transmitter for transmitting the interrogation signal to the vehicle status device, and a response receiver for receiving the encoded status information from the vehicle status device. A processor decodes the encoded status information and translates it into plain language for presentation to an operator. The system may be implemented as a ticket-less toll system by providing a database of subscribers in which VIDs are matched to subscriber identities, credit card information, and current status as valid subscribers.

Smart Parking Meter

The present invention relates to a ‘smart parking system’ comprising of 1) ‘smart parking meter’ containing a radiofrequency reader (RF reader); 2) radiofrequency tag (RF tag) containing vehicle identification information, that is mounted on vehicles; 3) a central control station communicating with a multitude of ‘smart parking meters’ to form a network; 4) the said central control station having a central computer system programmed with parking enforcement instructions. RF reader is provided with means to interrogate the RF tag of a vehicle parked in the corresponding parking stall; and transmit information obtained thereby to a central control station. The central control station has means to identify the said vehicle and determine whether or not the said vehicle is legally parked. If a parking violation is detected, the central computer system remotely instructs the corresponding ‘smart parking meter’ to issue a parking ticket. Means are also provided in the ‘smart parking system’ to determine if a vehicle parked in a parking stall has previous unpaid parking tickets. The ‘smart parking system’ also has means to determine if a vehicle wanted by law enforcement personnel is present in a parking stall within its network. According to yet another aspect, the ‘smart parking system’ has means to determine if a parking stall in its network is vacant and to reserve the said vacant stall for an authorized driver. Further, means are provided in the ‘smart parking meter’ to accept multiple forms of payment.

System for tracking suspicious vehicular activity

A system for monitoring and tracking vehicles in parking locations, public roadways and highway entrances and exits and other public vehicle access areas is provided, such as to monitor and track vehicles in parking spaces, public roadways and highways without the need for parking or traffic personnel. The system includes a meter system that generates image data of a vehicle in a parking space, public roadway and highway entrances and exits such as by creating an array of pixel data in a predetermined field of view that includes a vehicle identification tag and facial imaging. An enforcement and tracking system receives the image data and generates a vehicle license number, vehicle tag identification number and facial image from the image data, such as by analyzing the image data to identify the vehicle license number, vehicle tag identification number and facial image based on the expected location of the license tag, identification tag and field of view image data characteristics of the license tag, facial image or other suitable data. From the image data acquired, monitoring of parking spaces is performed and violation citations or notices are generated for errant vehicles in parking locations as well as notification to law enforcement and homeland security agencies of vehicles and facial images identified as being on a watch list.

[Automated system and method for providing accurate, non-invasive insurance status verification]

InactiveUS20050209892A1Limiting featureCurrent failureFinanceSpecial data processing applicationsData streamNon invasive
The present invention relates generally to automatic insurance verification, and more specifically, to a non-invasive method and system for automatically determining, by any person with computer, wireless, or telephone access and in real-time, if an insured object of value is or is not insured irrespective of insurer location, jurisdiction, language, type, time, and also the internal operations, software platform and communications protocols used by insurers and/or governmental entities. It is an insurance verification, not an insurance reporting or tracking system and because it maintains no personal data of any kind, and can modify no record, it can deliver only very limited features regarding reporting or tracking. The present invention can however, provide absolute assurance of current insurance status at all times, provides a unique method of access which resolves all current failures and is non-invasive, providing complete privacy for all parties involved, (the absence of all personal information and the access method used ensures that all access and data is inherently non-invasive). This invention further ensures that any check of status, at insurer or governmental registration, (including “e-registration”, inspection, or any other location and time when and where a jurisdiction or insurer requires such a status check, will result in an instant and totally accurate status response. This system is based upon the assignment of a unique identifier, also known in this present art as a “UC” or “Unique Code” which then provides a method of accurate data, (including status checks), without reliance on “VINs”, (vehicle identification numbers), policy number or other identifiers which are often incorrect. The UC is assigned to any combination of two or more elements that are “gleaned”, (file field extraction and related system and methods), one of which is always current status. The extraction of these selected fields from data streams may be done by a number of prior art techniques, and the three most common have been detailed. First demonstrated to government officials in 1999 as a medical version and later the same year as a vehicle version, it has been demonstrated and documented since to a great many Federal and State governmental entities. This present invention has also been demonstrated to several foreign governments but incorporates no technologies that create any possible security risk for any government, insurer, individual, and especially to the national security of the United States.

Method for detecting road information and identifying forward vehicles based on vision

InactiveCN104392212AAchieve the effect of adaptive matching imageReduce processing rangeImage analysisRoad vehicles traffic controlVision basedFeature parameter
The invention belongs to the field of intelligent automobile road detection and relates to a method for detecting road information and identifying forward vehicles based on vision. The method comprises image preprocessing, lane line characteristic parameter extraction, region-of-interest segmentation and vehicle outline identification. According to the method for detecting the road information and identifying the forward vehicles based on vision, the complexity of computation is simplified by extracting the regions of interest, filtering out background regions and reducing the processing scope; the processing result of each frame of image is obtained through fixed computation times by use of a line-by-line retrieval method, and differing from the characteristic, namely linear fitting on each bright spot, of Hough conversion, the method has outstanding advantages in algorithm instantaneity; the instantaneity of the Robinson direction model operator is improved, and an intermediate variable is set to reduce the computation times of each pixel point. The regions of interest are screened and judged by use of an information entropy and a vehicle tail symmetry characteristic in the target region, and therefore, the omission factor and the false drop rate of the algorithm are reduced.

Smart Traffic Ticket Device

The present invention relates to a ‘smart traffic ticket device’ with means to 1) determine the identity of a vehicle; 2) determine the identity of the offending driver; 3) issue traffic tickets according to applicable traffic laws. The smart traffic ticket device comprises of; 1 ) an interrogator in the form of a radiofrequency (RF) reader; 2) communication means comprising of a wireless transceiver, modem and communication ports; and 3) a central processing unit comprising of a processor and memory chip that controls the functioning of the smart traffic ticket device. Transponders, comprising of radiofrequency (RF) tags, are mounted on vehicles; and contain vehicle identification information. Similarly, transponders, comprising of radiofrequency (RF) tags, are present on the driver's license; and contain driver identification information. The RF reader of the smart traffic ticket device has means to interrogate the RF tag on vehicles and the RF tag on the driver's license from a safe distance; both while the said vehicle is at rest and while the said vehicle is in motion. The information thus obtained is used to issue a traffic ticket bearing; 1 ) vehicle identification information; 2) driver identification information and; 3) nature of violation and; 4) the associated fine. According to another aspect of the present invention, the smart traffic ticket device is equipped with a traffic violation sensing device, such as a speed sensor, to form a ‘smart speeding ticket device’ . The smart speeding ticket device has means to 1) identify a vehicle driving over allowed speed limit; 2) determine the identity of the said speeding vehicle; 3) determine the identity of the driver of the said speeding vehicle; and 3) issue a speeding ticket to the said speeding vehicle according the applicable traffic laws.
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