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1. (WO2018085814) NETWORK AND CONNECTED DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND ROADSIDE OPERATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085814    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060341
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05B 19/418
G08B 21/02
G08B 25/10
G08C 17/02
G08G 1/01
H04L 12/28
H04N 7/18
Applicants: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
Inventors: JACKSON, Cole
GARRETT, Caleb
Title: NETWORK AND CONNECTED DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND ROADSIDE OPERATIONS
Abstract:
A self-assembling network is configured to automatically and dynamically connect devices used in operations carried out on or near roads bearing vehicle and pedestrian traffic. An automatic, ad hoc network connecting existing and new devices can be used to enhance safety by gathering and exchanging safety critical information. In some cases, existing equipment can be augmented with a network controller and radio frequency communications to permit the devices to join a wireless local network and exchange information over the network. New devices, including wearable devices, can be configured to act as nodes on the wireless local network. Establishing the relative position of vehicles, sensors, wearables, and other nodes on the disclosed ad hoc wireless network allows the coordination of functions based on position.