Bentley Systems has been granted a patent for a method to prioritize and analyze data in a connected vehicle transit network. The method involves receiving vehicle data, determining urgency levels, and adjusting traffic signals based on critical safety events. This innovation aims to enhance traffic management and safety in connected vehicle systems. GlobalData’s report on Bentley Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Bentley Systems, AI assisted CAD was a key innovation area identified from patents. Bentley Systems's grant share as of January 2024 was 66%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Prioritizing and analyzing data in connected vehicle transit network

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Bentley Systems Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11847908B2) outlines a method for prioritizing and analyzing data exchanged in a connected vehicle transit network. The method involves receiving vehicle data from multiple connected vehicles at a roadside unit, determining the urgency level for each vehicle based on safety-critical events, and prioritizing actions such as actuating traffic signals at intersections. The system can also transmit messages to other vehicles or servers based on the urgency of the situation, optimizing data processing and response mechanisms.

Furthermore, the patent details the use of dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) for exchanging vehicle data, including information on speed, acceleration, engine performance, trajectory, and accidents. The method aims to enhance traffic flow by efficiently managing signal preemption requests from connected vehicles, determining priorities based on urgency levels and vehicle types. For instance, the system can actuate traffic signals in response to snow accumulation for snow plows or based on the capacity or schedule adherence of mass transit vehicles. By utilizing advanced data analysis and communication technologies, the patented method seeks to improve overall traffic management and safety within connected vehicle networks.

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