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Summarize this into 2 paragraph please it is an object of the present invention to provide...

Summarize this into 2 paragraph please

it is an object of the present invention to provide systems and methods for timely conveying information from or about traffic control devices, such as stoplights and stop signs, to vehicles, e.g., as the vehicle approaches the traffic control device.

In order to achieve this object and possibly others, a vehicular control arrangement in accordance with the invention includes at least one traffic control device and a communication system arranged in a vehicle and communicating with each traffic control device to provide information about travel of the vehicle to the traffic control device(s) and/or receive information about a status of the traffic control device(s). The status of the traffic control device may be the color if the device is a stoplight, the speed limit if the device is a temporary road sign, and the like.

A traffic control device may be arranged to determine whether the vehicle is speeding and if so, direct a communication to the communication system indicating that the vehicle is speeding. A warning system may be arranged in the vehicle to provide a warning to an occupant of the vehicle when the communication system receives a communication from a traffic control device indicating that the vehicle is speeding. Additionally or alternatively, a vehicle motion control system may be arranged in the vehicle to slow or stop motion of the vehicle if the vehicle does not slow down or stop in response to the warning provided by the warning system.

When the traffic control device is a stoplight, it may be arranged to direct a communication to the communication system indicating how much time remains before the stoplight changes color. The stoplight could also include or be associated with a transmitter which transmits a signal when the light is red, which signal is receivable by the communication system. The communication system may be arranged to transmit a signal indicating approach of the vehicle to the stoplight, in which case, the stoplight is arranged to remain or change to green when there are no vehicles detected coming from other directions to the stoplight.

A method for controlling vehicular traffic via traffic control devices in accordance with the invention includes establishing communications between the traffic control devices and vehicles approaching the traffic control devices, and providing information about travel of the vehicle to the traffic control devices to enable the traffic control devices to operate based on the provided information and/or providing information about a status of the traffic control devices to the vehicles to enable the vehicles to operate based on the provided information. The traffic control devices can be constructed to determine whether an approaching vehicle is speeding and if so, direct a communication to the vehicle indicating that the vehicle is speeding. A warning may be provided to an occupant of the vehicle via a warning system in the vehicle when the vehicle is provided with a communication from a traffic control device indicating that the vehicle is speeding. A vehicle motion control system may be provided in the vehicle which slows or stops motion of the vehicle if the vehicle does not slow down or stop in response to the warning provided by the warning system.

A traffic control arrangement for managing vehicular traffic in accordance with the invention includes at least one traffic control device, a positioning system arranged in each vehicle, a communication system arranged in each vehicle and coupled to the positioning system, and a receiver arranged on each traffic control device. The communication system of each vehicle is arranged to communicate the position of the vehicle as provided by the positioning system to the receiver. Each traffic control device may be arranged to operate based on the presence and position of vehicles communicated to the receiver.

Other improvements will now be obvious to those skilled in the art. The above features are meant to be illustrative and not definitive.

Preferred embodiments of the inventions are shown in the drawings and described in the detailed description below. Unless specifically noted, it is applicant's intention that the words and phrases in the specification and claims be given the ordinary and accustomed meaning to those of ordinary skill in the applicable art(s). If applicant intends any other meaning, he will specifically state he is applying a special meaning to a word or phrase. In this regard, the words velocity and acceleration will be taken to be vectors unless stated otherwise. Speed, on the other hand, will be treated as a scalar. Thus, velocity will imply both speed and direction.

Likewise, applicant's use of the word “function” in the detailed description is not intended to indicate that he seeks to invoke the special provisions of 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6 to define his inventions. To the contrary, if applicant wishes to invoke the provision of 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6, to define his inventions, he will specifically set forth in the claims the phrases “means for” or “step for” and a function, without also reciting in that phrase any structure, material or act in support of the function. Moreover, even if applicant invokes the provisions of 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6, to define his inventions, it is applicant's intention that his inventions not be limited to the specific structure, material or acts that are described in preferred embodiments. Rather, if applicant claims his inventions by specifically invoking the provisions of 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6, it is nonetheless his intention to cover and include any and all structures, materials or acts that perform the claimed function, along with any and all known or later developed equivalent structures, materials or acts for performing the claimed function.

For example, the present inventions make use of GPS satellite location technology, including the use of MIR or RFID triads or radar and reflectors, to derive kinematic vehicle location and motion trajectory parameters for use in a vehicle collision avoidance system and method. The inventions described herein are not to be limited to the specific GPS devices or PPS devices disclosed in the preferred embodiments, but rather, are intended to be used with any and all such applicable satellite and infrastructure location devices, systems and methods, as long as such devices, systems and methods generate input signals that can be analyzed by a computer to accurately quantify vehicle location and kinematic motion parameters in real time. Thus, the GPS and PPS devices and methods shown and referenced generally throughout this disclosure, unless specifically noted, are intended to represent any and all devices appropriate to determine such location and kinematic motion parameters.

Further, there are disclosed several processors or controllers, that perform various control operations. The specific form of processor is not important to the invention. In its preferred form, the computing and analysis operations are divided into several cooperating computers or microprocessors. However, with appropriate programming well known to those of ordinary skill in the art, the inventions can be implemented using a single, high power computer. Thus, it is not applicant's intention to limit his invention to any particular form or location of processor or computer. For example, it is contemplated that in some cases, the processor may reside on a network connected to the vehicle such as one connected to the Internet.

Further examples exist throughout the disclosure, and it is not applicant's intention to exclude from the scope of his inventions the use of structures, materials, or acts that are not expressly identified in the specification, but nonetheless are capable of performing a claimed function.

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In the Question it is asked to summarize the given topic into two paragraphs. I have tried my best to acknowledge this for which the summary is provided below -

The objective of the present inventions is to provide methods and systems for timely conveying information from control devices such as stoplights and stopsigns to vehicles. A vehicular control arrangement must be invented together with traffic control device and a communication system to provide information about the travel or status of the device. The communication system must be coupled with the position control system. Furthermore, the device must determine the speed and warns the vehicle owner in case of overspeeding or if the approaching vehicle is speeding. Additionally, a vehicle motion control system should be attached to stop the vehicle during unresponsiveness of warning system. A stoplight must be coupled with a transmitter to acknowledge whether the light is red or green with vehicle detection system. It is a method for controlling vehicular traffic by establishing communications between the devices and vehicles.

The above features are illustrative where embodiments of the inventions are shown in drawings with detailed descriptions. Unless specifically mentioned by the applicant the words and phrases in the specifications and claims will be given ordinary and accustomed meanings. If he intends any other meaning he must specifically define such words or phrases.

If applicant wishes to invoke the provision of 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6, to define his inventions –

  1. he will specifically set forth in the claims the phrases “means for” or “step for” and a function, without also reciting in that phrase any structure, material or act in support of the function
  2. it is applicant's intention that his inventions not be limited to the specific structure, material or acts that are described in preferred embodiments.
  3. it is nonetheless his intention to cover and include structures, materials or acts that perform the claimed function, along with the developed equivalent structures, materials or acts for performing the claimed function.

The present inventions make use of GPS satellite location technology, including the use of MIR, RFID triads, radar and reflectors, to derive kinematic vehicle location and motion trajectory parameters for use in a vehicle collision avoidance system and methods. The inventions are intended to be used with any and all such applicable satellite and infrastructure location devices, systems and methods. The computing and analysis operations are divided into several cooperating computers or microprocessors with appropriate programming well known to those of ordinary skill in the art. The inventions can be implemented using a single, high power computer. It is not applicant's intention to exclude from the scope of his inventions the use of structures, materials, or acts that are not expressly identified in the specification, but which are capable of performing a claimed function.

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