US 11,055,988 B2
System and method for monitoring traffic while preserving personal privacy
Edward Canepa, Thuwal (SA); Christian Claudel, Thuwal (SA); Atif Shamim, Thuwal (SA); Ahmad Dehwah, Thuwal (SA); Mustafa Mousa, Thuwal (SA); and Jiming Jiang, Thuwal (SA)
Assigned to KING ABDULLAH UNIVERCITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Thuwal (SA)
Appl. No. 14/421,840
Filed by KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Thuwal (SA)
PCT Filed Aug. 15, 2013, PCT No. PCT/IB2013/002259
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 15, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/027247, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 20, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/684,553, filed on Aug. 17, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0221217 A1, Aug. 6, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 21/00 (2013.01); G08G 1/01 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G08G 1/052 (2006.01); H04L 29/12 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/0125 (2013.01) [G08G 1/0112 (2013.01); G08G 1/0116 (2013.01); G08G 1/0133 (2013.01); G08G 1/0141 (2013.01); G08G 1/052 (2013.01); H04L 61/609 (2013.01); H04L 63/04 (2013.01)] 43 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of monitoring traffic data while preserving privacy, comprising:
receiving at a fixed base station a transmitter signal from a transmitter associated with a vehicle, wherein the transmitter signal comprises speed information of the vehicle and wherein no personal identifying information associated with the vehicle and occupants of the vehicle is transmitted;
estimating with a processor of the fixed base station a position of the transmitter; and
mapping the position to a roadway to create traffic data,
wherein the transmitter and the fixed base station are tuned on one or more frequencies that are not shared by cellular phones, and
wherein the traffic data comprises a density and speed map.