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Lars Engelhard

Motor vehicle with wrong-way driver detection

Official Titles:

Motor vehicle having means for detecting a wrong-way driver

Kraftfahrzeug mit Geisterfahrererkennung

Véhicule automobile avec détection d'automobiliste circulant à contresens

Patentnumbers:

Switzerland WO2016074771
Filed October 30, 2015

Germany DE102014016625
Filed November 11, 2014

Summary:

The invention relates to a motor vehicle comprising: 1) a communication unit that is designed to receive respective status data from at least one other vehicle located in an environment of the motor vehicle, 2) said status data containing positional information of the other vehicle; and 3) an analysis device having a digital road map with driving direction information. The object of the invention is to provide means for detecting a wrong-way driver. The analysis device is designed to enter the position of the other vehicle on the road into the digital road map. It will check whether the other vehicle is travelling in the wrong direction. This is based on the driving direction information prescribed for the position on the road, and on the status data of the other vehicle. If the other vehicle is detected as a wrong-way driver, an alarm is generated.

Motor vehicle with wrong-way driver detection

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of the Club of Rome, invited me to join this ambigious project in late 2015. 'Come On!' shows what can be done to develop a more sustainable world. Members of the club are optimistic that fabulous opportunities exist to guide the world towards sustainable prosperity. In my previous academics and business profession, I observed various notable changes in our society encouraging him to interlink technology, politics, economics and sociology.

Earth is currently accommodating about 7 billion people. Caused by our habits and living, we would need two of them to remain in balance. The United Nations predict humanity to grow up to 11 billion people in 2100. Therefore, it is time to reconsider our habits, alliances and politics.

Challenged during an international authorship meeting with our world's elite in 2015, one of our founding members was invited to analyze current shortcomings and rethink our current mechanisms of national and international politics.

The invention relates to a motor vehicle comprising: 1) a communication unit that is designed to receive respective status data from at least one other vehicle located in an environment of the motor vehicle, 2) said status data containing positional information of the other vehicle; and 3) an analysis device having a digital road map with driving direction information.