Systems and methods are described herein to automatically detect objects and other debris located in the road. The lateral movement of a vehicle is monitored to detect lane changes. When a lane change is detected, information about the lane change including geographic coordinates of the lane change are collected. The information collected from various vehicles is correlated to identify possible locations of debris and other objects in the road. The identified locations may be provided to other vehicles for use in one or more navigation or collision detection systems or provided to one or more authorities who may use the information to address the identified objects or debris.
Kamrani, Mohsen; Concas, Sisinnio; and Kourtellis, Achilleas, "Systems and methods for detecting the location of debris and unexpected objects on roads" (2021). USF Patents. 1276.
University of South Florida