Patent Number: 8,817,099

Title: Traffic system for enhancing driver visibility

Abstract: Embodiments described herein comprise a system and method for improving visibility of a roadway using an improved visibility system. The method comprising receiving data from a plurality of fog detectors located proximate a roadway and determining, based on the data from the plurality of fog detectors, that fog is present about the roadway. The method further comprising obtaining, after the determining that fog is present about the roadway, a plurality of images of the roadway by activating a plurality of cameras located proximate the roadway. The method further comprising creating a composite image by combining two or more of the plurality of images, wherein the composite image depicts the roadway unobstructed by fog and transmitting the composite image to a display device located in a vehicle traveling along the roadway.

Inventors: Longobardi; Giuseppe (Naples, IT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101); H04N 7/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018