KR20020016156A - Apparatus and method for automatically reporting car position in case of emergency - Google Patents

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KR20020016156A
KR20020016156A KR1020000049316A KR20000049316A KR20020016156A KR 20020016156 A KR20020016156 A KR 20020016156A KR 1020000049316 A KR1020000049316 A KR 1020000049316A KR 20000049316 A KR20000049316 A KR 20000049316A KR 20020016156 A KR20020016156 A KR 20020016156A
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The present invention relates to a vehicle position automatic notification device and method in an emergency, in particular, the apparatus of the present invention is a GPS receiver for receiving GPS information from the satellite to generate the current vehicle position information, and a wireless transceiver for transmitting vehicle accident information A unique number setting unit for setting a unique number and inputting the current position information of the vehicle to calculate and store vehicle operation information such as vehicle position, time, speed, direction, and the like. And a control unit for transmitting the vehicle driving information and the unique number for a predetermined time before and after an accident to the at least one contact point previously input through the wireless transceiver.
Accordingly, in the present invention, since the vehicle operation information linked to the airbag during operation can be automatically transmitted before and after an accident, it is useful when the driver cannot contact the surroundings due to an accident. In addition, since vehicle operation information is transmitted before and after an accident, it may be provided as data for analyzing the cause of the accident.

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Apparatus and method for automatically reporting car position in case of emergency}

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an automatic vehicle position notification device and method in an emergency. In particular, the vehicle accident location information received through a GPS receiver in response to an airbag operation in a vehicle crash accident is notified to a related contact point using a wireless communication network to promptly respond to a vehicle accident. It is possible to get help quickly by notifying the relevant contact information through the wireless network through the GPS receiver in case of an emergency that requires assistance in case of an emergency where a vehicle meets a robbery or is sick. A notification device and a method thereof.

In general, an airbag device is installed in a vehicle to protect the occupant in a vehicle accident. When a collision detection signal is generated from a plurality of collision detection sensors installed in a vehicle bumper or the like, a general airbag device is configured to protect the driver by injecting gas into the airbag installed at the center of the handle to deploy the airbag.

However, in the event of a vehicle crash, the shock applied to the driver by the deployment of the airbag is buffered to some extent, but in the event of a crash, the driver is confused due to the shock and thus cannot contact the surroundings. If a driver is injured due to such a traffic accident, they must receive medical treatment promptly.

Therefore, in the situation where the driver is injured and insane because of the help of a medical institution or other people, there is a case that there is no way to contact the victim quickly, so the life of the injured person is often at risk.

In addition, even if a minor passenger or people who witnessed the accident contact with a communication means such as an emergency telephone or a mobile phone, there is often a situation where there is no situation, and thus the exact location of the accident cannot be notified.

In addition, even if the call is made, the police station or 119 rescue team will be contacted and the family or insurance company will not be contacted immediately. Therefore, when the post-processing of the accident occurred, the officials visit the accident site later, and there is a problem that a lot of time and expense are consumed because the disputes of the accident are distorted or not properly handled.

In addition, in the case of taxis, crimes that are encountered by robbers or being robbed by camouflaging a vehicle accident in the case of a female driver. In such an emergency, there is a difficult problem that can not call for help around.

Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to wirelessly communicate information such as vehicle operation information, accident location, time, speed, direction before and after an accident obtained through a GPS receiver in response to an airbag operation in order to solve such a conventional problem. The present invention provides an automatic vehicle position automatic notification device and method for emergency vehicle position information and a vehicle operation information obtained before and after an accident by transmitting to a related person automatically and quickly at the same time.

Another object of the present invention is to meet the burglars when driving a vehicle or to get help before and after the accident obtained through the GPS receiver in response to an emergency signal generated through the emergency button or weak radio receiver in case of emergency It is to provide an automatic vehicle position notification device and method in case of emergency by sending information such as vehicle operation information, accident location, time, speed, direction to the relevant persons automatically and quickly through the wireless communication network.

1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of an automatic vehicle position information automatic notification device according to the present invention.

2 is a flow chart for explaining the operation of the automatic notification device of FIG.

* Description of the symbols for the main parts of the drawings *

10: collision detection sensor 12: airbag module

14 GPS receiver 16 built-in GPS antenna

18: wireless transceiver 20: built-in antenna

22: vehicle battery 24: charging circuit

26: rechargeable battery 28: switching unit

30: unique number setting unit 32: control unit

34: emergency button 36: weak radio receiver

In order to achieve the above object, the first apparatus of the present invention is a GPS receiver for receiving GPS information from a satellite and generating position information of a current vehicle, a wireless transceiver for transmitting vehicle accident information, and a unique number for setting a unique number. Input the number setting unit and the position information of the current vehicle to calculate and store the vehicle operation information such as the vehicle position, time, speed, direction, and the vehicle for a predetermined time before and after the accident during the airbag operation due to the vehicle collision accident And a control unit for transmitting the driving information and the unique number to at least one contact point previously input through the wireless transceiver.

The at least one contact information previously input may be selected from a medical institution, an insurance company, a police station, a family mobile phone number, or a combination thereof.

In addition, the apparatus of the present invention normally supplies power to each circuit unit from a vehicle battery, charges a built-in rechargeable battery, and supplies power to the circuit unit from the rechargeable battery during operation of the airbag. It is preferable to further contain a part.

Preferably, the device of the present invention is installed in the same space as the airbag module for a vehicle steering wheel.

The method of the present invention receives GPS information from a satellite through a GPS receiver while driving a vehicle, generates position information of the current vehicle based on the received GPS information, and inputs the position information of the current vehicle to determine vehicle position, time, and speed. At least one contact information pre-inputted with vehicle operation information for a predetermined time before and after an accident, and calculating vehicle operation information such as direction, and storing the vehicle operation information at predetermined time intervals, and during an airbag operation due to a vehicle collision accident. It is characterized by transmitting through a wireless transceiver.

The second apparatus of the present invention provides an emergency signal generator for generating an emergency signal, a GPS receiver for receiving GPS information from a satellite to generate location information of the current vehicle, a wireless transceiver for transmitting a vehicle location, and a unique number. A unique number setting unit for setting and operating the GPS receiver in response to the emergency signal generation, inputting current vehicle position information to calculate vehicle operation information such as vehicle position, time, speed, direction, and calculated vehicle operation And a control unit configured to transmit information to at least one contact point previously inputted through the wireless transceiver.

The emergency signal generator may be configured as any one of an emergency button attached to a vehicle handle portion, a weak radio receiver or a combination thereof.

Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in more detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 shows a configuration of an automatic vehicle position automatic notification device in an emergency according to the present invention.

The automatic notification device of FIG. 1 includes a collision detection sensor 10, an airbag module 12, a GPS receiver 14, a built-in GPS antenna 16, a wireless transceiver 18, a built-in antenna 20, and a vehicle battery 22. , A charging circuit 24, a rechargeable battery 26, a switching unit 28, a unique number setting unit 30, a control unit 32, an emergency button 34, and a weak radio receiver 36.

The collision detection sensor 10 is installed in a vehicle bumper or the like to generate a collision detection signal during a collision.

The airbag module 12 is installed at the center of the vehicle handle and includes an airbag control circuit, an airbag, a filling gas chamber, and the like. When the collision detection signal is received, the airbag control circuit operates the filling gas chamber to inject gas into the airbag so that the airbag is instantaneously deployed.

The GPS receiver 14 receives GPS signals from three or more satellites through the built-in GPS antenna 16, and generates current position data of the vehicle from the received GPS signals and provides them to the controller 32.

The wireless transceiver 18 is composed of terminals of a commercial communication service such as a pager, a mobile phone, and a PCS phone. The radio transmitter 18 modulates the vehicle driving information and the unique number provided from the control unit 32 into a high frequency signal and transmits the same through the built-in antenna 20.

The vehicle battery 22, the charging circuit 24, the rechargeable battery 26, and the switching unit 28 constitute a power supply unit. The power supply unit normally supplies power to each circuit unit from the vehicle battery 22 through the switching unit 28 and charges the rechargeable battery 26 through the charging circuit 24. The power supply unit supplies power to each circuit unit from the rechargeable battery 26 by switching the switching unit 28 during the airbag operation. Therefore, even when the power supply is cut off from the vehicle battery due to the accident, since the power is continuously supplied to the automatic notification device by the rechargeable battery 26, the vehicle position signal may be continuously transmitted even after the accident.

The unique number setting unit 30 is configured of a dip switch and a flash memory to store a unique number of each automatic notification device set by the dip switch.

The emergency button 34 is preferably installed in a secret place, such as a vehicle handle, which is easy for the driver to press when the driver meets the strength or needs help around him, and is hard to see in the eyes of other passengers.

The weak radio receiver 36 is capable of receiving radio waves emitted within a radius of 10 to 100 m. For example, the receiver configuration according to the Bluetooth standard is preferable. When the emergency signal is transmitted from the weak radio transmitter 40 carried by the driver, the driver receives the signal and transmits the signal to the controller 32. If the emergency button is not pressed, the driver can operate the weak radio transmitter in his body and ask for help through the automatic notification device.

The control unit 32 is composed of a micro terminal computer to perform an automatic vehicle position notification program in an emergency. The controller 32 inputs the current position data received through the GPS receiver 14 when the vehicle is in operation to calculate the direction and speed of the vehicle, and when the airbag is deployed, the vehicle operation information accumulated for a predetermined time, that is, the vehicle. Information such as location, time, speed direction, etc. is transmitted via the wireless transceiver 18 to a related contact memorized in advance, for example, a medical institution, an insurance company, a police station, a 119 rescue team, a family mobile phone, or the like.

In addition, when the emergency signal is input through the emergency button 34 or the weak radio receiver 36, the control unit 32 operates the GPS receiver to receive the vehicle position signal, and vehicle operation information such as vehicle position, time, speed, and direction. To the police station or 119 rescue team at regular intervals through the wireless communication network.

2 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the automatic notification device of FIG.

First, the automatic notification device is installed in the center of the handle where the airbag module is installed and connected with the collision detection sensor and the airbag control circuit. Related contact information is stored in advance in the automatic notification device, and a unique number is set and stored in the unique number setting unit.

The controller 32 checks whether the vehicle is running (100). When the vehicle operation is checked, the GPS signal is received from the satellite through the GPS receiver 14 (102), the received position data is input, the current position, time, direction, speed, etc. of the vehicle is calculated (104) and stored in the memory. To accumulate vehicle operation information by time zone.

When an accident occurs due to a collision while driving the vehicle, the airbag operation is checked by data provided from the airbag module and the collision detection sensor (106).

When the airbag operation is detected, the control unit 32 switches the switching unit so that power is supplied from the rechargeable battery, which is an emergency power source, from the vehicle battery (108), reads the vehicle operation information stored in the memory, and refers to the preset related contact information. The vehicle transmits the vehicle driving information and the unique number read through the wireless transceiver 18 (110).

The control unit 32 checks the generation of the emergency signal by the emergency button 34 in step 100, and when the emergency signal is generated, operates the GPS receiver to receive the GPS signal (114). Vehicle operation information such as vehicle position, time, speed, and direction is calculated using the received GPS signal (116) and transmitted to the police station or 119 rescue team at regular intervals through the wireless communication network (118).

In step 112, if the emergency button is not activated by checking the emergency button, it is checked whether an emergency signal is received through the weak radio receiver (120). If the emergency signal is checked, perform step 114.

According to the present invention described above, when a vehicle crash occurs, the vehicle driving information including the current position information obtained by the GPS receiver is automatically transmitted through a wireless transceiver, so that the occupant of the accident vehicle is not able to contact automatically. In addition to the current location, by transmitting the vehicle operation information before and after the accident can help to accurately analyze the occurrence of the accident.

In addition, in the present invention, when an emergency signal is generated through an emergency button or a weak radio transmitter when a driver meets a robbery or is sick and needs help of others, the current vehicle location is automatically transmitted to a related contact through a wireless communication network. You will be notified so that you can get help quickly.

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  1. A GPS receiver for receiving GPS information from the satellite and generating location information of the current vehicle;
    A wireless transceiver for transmitting vehicle accident information;
    Unique number setting unit for setting a unique number; And
    Input the current vehicle position information to calculate and store vehicle operation information such as vehicle position, time, speed and direction, and input the vehicle operation information for a certain time before and after an accident in advance when the airbag is operated by a vehicle collision accident. And a control unit for transmitting the at least one contact point through the wireless transceiver.
  2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the at least one contact information input in advance is any one of a medical institution, an insurance company, a police station, a family mobile phone number, or a combination thereof.
  3. 2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the device is typically used to supply power to the circuitry from a vehicle battery, charge a built-in rechargeable battery, and supply power to the circuitry from the rechargeable battery during operation of the airbag. Emergency vehicle position automatic notification device further comprising a power supply.
  4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the device is installed in the same space as the airbag module for the vehicle steering wheel.
  5. Receiving GPS information from a satellite through a GPS receiver while driving the vehicle and generating location information of the current vehicle based on the received GPS information;
    Calculating vehicle driving information such as vehicle position, time, speed, and direction by inputting location information of the current vehicle, and storing the vehicle driving information at predetermined time intervals;
    And transmitting the vehicle operation information for a predetermined time before and after the accident to the at least one contact point previously inputted through the wireless transceiver when the airbag is operated due to the vehicle collision accident.
  6. An emergency signal generator for generating an emergency signal;
    A GPS receiver for receiving GPS information from the satellite and generating location information of the current vehicle;
    A wireless transceiver for transmitting a vehicle location;
    Unique number setting unit for setting a unique number; And
    In response to the emergency signal, in response to the operation of the GPS receiver to input the current position information of the vehicle to calculate the vehicle operation information such as the vehicle position, time, speed, direction, and at least one contact information previously inputted the calculated vehicle operation information Emergency vehicle position automatic notification device characterized in that it comprises a control unit for transmitting through the wireless transceiver.
  7. 7. The emergency vehicle position automatic notification device according to claim 6, wherein the emergency signal generator is any one of an emergency button, a weak radio receiver or a combination thereof attached to a vehicle handle portion.
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