Vehicular traffic alerts for avoidance of abnormal traffic conditions

  • US 9,805,601 B1
  • Filed: 08/19/2016
  • Issued: 10/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of generating a vehicle-to-vehicle traffic alert, the method comprising:

  • detecting, via one or more processors, that an abnormal traffic condition exists in an operating environment of a vehicle;

    generating, via the one or more processors, an electronic message regarding the abnormal traffic condition;

    transmitting, via a vehicle-mounted transceiver associated with the vehicle, the electronic message to a nearby vehicle, wherein the electronic message is transmitted via wireless communication to alert the nearby vehicle of the abnormal traffic condition and to allow the nearby vehicle to avoid the abnormal traffic condition; and

    updating a risk aversion profile associated with a vehicle operator of the nearby vehicle based upon the electronic message, wherein the risk aversion profile is associated with a travel environment for the nearby vehicle, the travel environment including at least an environment where the nearby vehicle has traveled two or more times.

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