Mobile phones, tablets, wearables, and cars themselves are increasingly aiding drivers. For example, mobile applications can alert drivers of hazardous road conditions, congestion, or accidents along the driver’s route. Additionally, mobile applications permit the reporting of such situations to other users. Occasionally, drivers may want to report nearby vehicles that exhibit unsafe or hazardous driving, or observed road hazards. This disclosure describes techniques to utilize devices (e.g., cameras) within a vehicle to automatically detect information about other vehicles that exhibit hazardous driving and road incidents nearby, such as vehicles driven by intoxicated persons. Further, these techniques also enable a driver to send the information to other users nearby and the relevant authorities with minimal interaction.
Cardinal, Catherine and Sze, Chin Ngai, "Reporting road hazards using in-vehicle camera", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 17, 2017)