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1. (WO2017151594) COOPERATIVE GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151594    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019913
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: C09K 11/77
C09K 11/08
C09K 11/56
C09K 11/84
G01J 1/58
Applicants: INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
Inventors: BELL, Howard, Y.
COLLINS, Joshua, E.
FERLIS, Robert, A.
LEE, Kunik
Title: COOPERATIVE GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A cooperative vehicle-highway communication system allows vehicles and pedestrians to determine their location by sensing selected coatings on roadways, sidewalks, and other paved surfaces in both indoor and outdoor environments. The systems recognize intelligent materials under sensors to determine geo-location. The intelligent materials are incorporated into paints on the roadway surface to mark key locations. Additionally, vehicles recognize highway paint/markings and signs with intelligent paint that provide specialized message content to support driver information and control applications. The intelligent paint materials include a coating that absorbs light while converting the absorbed light to electromagnetic energy. This electromagnetic energy is read by sensors to recognize the materials. The sensors transform the electromagnetic energy into processing signals to determine operating characteristics of the vehicle, including position and motion characteristics, and to provide operation actions of the vehicle. For mobility impaired pedestrians, the precisely defined geo-locations afford an improved situational awareness.