US 9,811,786 B2
Reservations-based intelligent roadway traffic management
David B. Small, Dublin, CA (US); and Thomas Spencer, IV, Morganville, NJ (US)
Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/883,693.
Prior Publication US 2017/0109659 A1, Apr. 20, 2017
Int. Cl. G08G 1/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/02 (2012.01); G08G 1/09 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 10/02 (2013.01) [G05D 1/0088 (2013.01); G08G 1/09 (2013.01); G08G 1/16 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a roadway usage database comprising a roadway segment identifier that identifies a roadway segment, a time block associated with the roadway segment identifier, and a reservation capacity associated with the time block;
a processor; and
a memory that comprises computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
receiving, from a user device, a reservation request,
extracting, from the reservation request, a route to a destination location, wherein the route comprises the roadway segment to be used by a user vehicle for travel to the destination location,
determining the time block during which entry to the roadway segment is available,
generating a reservation response comprising the time block available to satisfy the reservation request,
sending the reservation response to the user device,
receiving, from the user device, an acceptance or a denial of the reservation response, and
in response to receiving the acceptance of the reservation response,
marking, in the roadway usage database, the time block as reserved, and
decrementing a remaining portion of the reservation capacity.