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Vehicle driver determination and behavior monitoring

Date/App# patent app List of recent Vehicle Driver-related patents
07/24/14
20140207342
 Method and apparatus for primary driver verification patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus for primary driver verification
A system includes a processor configured to examine one or more vehicle settings having been changed after a driver enters a vehicle. Also, the processor is configured to compare the examined settings to settings associated with currently stored driver profiles and verify the driver as a previously stored primary vehicle driver based at least in part on the comparison..
07/24/14
20140207309
 Vehicle driver determination and behavior monitoring patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle driver determination and behavior monitoring
What is disclosed are various methods, systems, and software for operating vehicle monitoring systems. Information is processed to determine the driver of a vehicle, if the driver is using a wireless device, and driving events..
07/24/14
20140207307
 Vehicle driver assist arrangement patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle driver assist arrangement
A vehicle driver assist arrangement includes a processor configured to receive road profile data representative of a road profile in front of the vehicle and to receive current vehicle velocity data representative of a current velocity of the vehicle. The processor processes the road profile data to detect if the road in front of the vehicle contains a hidden or at least partially hidden curve, and to communicate with a user interface to issue a warning if a hidden or at least partially hidden curve is detected and the current vehicle velocity exceeds a threshold velocity..
07/10/14
20140195310
 Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance patent thumbnailVirtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance
A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters.
07/10/14
20140195106
 Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance patent thumbnailVirtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance
A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters.
07/10/14
20140195098
 Method and apparatus for translating vehicle diagnostic trouble codes patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for translating vehicle diagnostic trouble codes
A method and apparatus for translating diagnostic trouble codes which are generated in response to faults in the performance of motor vehicles are characterized by the use of a diagnostic code translator which receives diagnostic trouble codes and other information relating to the operating parameters of the vehicle at the time of a fault and analyzes the information to generate messages relating to the fault. The messages are transmitted to the vehicle driver so that corrective action may be taken..
07/10/14
20140192181
 Driver assist system for vehicle patent thumbnailDriver assist system for vehicle
A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a camera and a control having an image processor, which processes image data captured by the camera. At least one non-visual sensor is operable to detect objects external of the vehicle and to provide non-visual sensor data to the control.
07/03/14
20140188379
 Fuel saving-aimed motor vehicle driving style evaluation patent thumbnailFuel saving-aimed motor vehicle driving style evaluation
A driving style evaluation system (1) for a motor vehicle (2), configured to compute a driving style evaluation index (dsei) based on the following summary index: fuel economy index (fed, which is indicative of the driving style of the motor vehicle driver from the fuel saving perspective, and is computed based on pre-summary indices computed based on respective partial indices in turn computed based on a combination of physical quantities and wherein the pre-summary and partial indices are weighted by means of respective dynamic weighting coefficients.. .
06/26/14
20140176715
 Exterior mirror system for a vehicle patent thumbnailExterior mirror system for a vehicle
An exterior mirror system for a vehicle includes exterior rearview mirror assemblies mounted at respective sides of the vehicle. The mirror assemblies include a light module and a camera.
06/19/14
20140172468
 Method for determining hazard detection proficiency and rating insurance products based on proficiency patent thumbnailMethod for determining hazard detection proficiency and rating insurance products based on proficiency
A method for determining an insurance premium based at least in part of a vehicle driver's proficiency at detecting hazards, having steps including: visually presenting at least one driving module that comprises at least one hazard; recording where within the visual presentation the driver looks to detect hazards during the visual presentation; determining the driver's hazard detection proficiency by evaluating whether the driver looked at hazards during the visual presentation; and calculating an insurance premium based at least in part on the driver's hazard detection proficiency.. .
06/19/14
20140172238
Motor vehicle driver and passenger identification system and method
A system and method for automatically determining the identify of a previously identified driver and then automatically adjusting a vehicle's entertainment settings, the seating settings, the mirror settings, and the climate control settings desired by the driver. The system may also select and transmit customized welcome and personal voice commands to the driver while the vehicle is operated.
06/19/14
20140167951
Vehicle fuse and brake light monitor
The present invention relates to a device in a motor vehicle having a system for monitoring the active status of vehicle light bulbs such as brake light bulbs and the corresponding light fuse and reporting the status to a vehicle driver.. .
06/19/14
20140166168
Autonomous, plug-in wear or abrasion sensing system
An autonomous, plug-in and sacrificial wear sensing system including at least one wearable sensor, autonomous energy supply and means for remote radio-frequency communication. The system includes a tubular tread wear indicator body embedded within a tire tread element.
06/05/14
20140156157
Braking control system for vehicle
A braking control system for a vehicle includes at least one sensor having a field of view exterior of the vehicle. A control, after actuation of the vehicle brake system, determines the speed of the vehicle and relative speed of the vehicle to another vehicle or object, and, responsive to the speed of the vehicle and the relative speed, the control controls the vehicle brake system.
06/05/14
20140152711
Head-up display device
Provided is a heads-up display device that stably achieves a low brightness display in which the display does not feel too bright in a dark environment at night, which further does not give a vehicle driver discomfort with continuous changes in brightness, and which has excellent white balance in the entire range of display brightness. A heads-up display device (1) is provided with an external light illuminance detection section (70) that detects the illuminance of external light and adjusts the display brightness (b) for display of images, which are displayed, on the basis of external light illuminance (p) measured by the external light illuminance detection section (70).
05/22/14
20140139669
System and method for providing front-oriented visual information to vehicle driver
This invention provides a camera system installed on the front end of a vehicle, either on the left front, the right front, or both sides, that prevents accidents resulting from the driver's propensity to protrude into oncoming traffic to view that traffic. The camera is linked via wired or wireless connection to an onboard computer and a commercially available navigation display that is placed within the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
05/15/14
20140132408
Method for operating a tire pressure monitoring system of a motor vehicle
A method for operating a tire pressure monitoring system of a motor vehicle, including a direct or indirect sensing device for sensing and outputting the pressure which is present in the motor vehicle tires. In order to assist the driver of a vehicle when inflating a tire, a loudspeaker, which is present on the motor vehicle, is used to transmit the current pressure value (pact) to the vehicle driver by a voice message.
05/15/14
20140132403
Vehicle back-up assist system
A vehicle back-up assist system that can be set up by the vehicle driver or a spotter and provides a unique visual aid to assist with safely and efficient unloading, loading, or parking a vehicle without requiring assistance from another person. The back-up assist system includes a pair of differently colored portable markers.
05/01/14
20140121857
System for characterizing the driving style of vehicle drivers
A system and method of characterizing the driving style of a vehicle driver, comprising determining, by a processor, a vehicle path of a driver, determining one or more average speed values of the vehicle driver from at least the vehicle path, determining a number of times an average vehicle speed in one or more road sections is exceeded by one or more average speed values of the driver and characterizing the driving style of the vehicle driver from at least the one or more average speed values of the driver. Determining a vehicle path of a driver comprises loading one or more gps points or generic paths, performing a range search for each gps point, determining one or more unique gps snap points for each gps point, determining one or more estimated vehicle paths for each unique gps snap point and determining a vehicle path from the estimated vehicle paths..
04/24/14
20140114533
Device for adjusting the height of a vehicle
The present invention is a system for adjusting the height of vehicles that have coil spring suspensions. The invention may be added to existing vehicle suspensions without the need to remove and replace the existing vehicle suspension components.
04/17/14
20140106732
Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior
A method and apparatus are disclosed that identify a motor vehicle operation and whether a driver is operating a mobile device. One example of operation may include a method that includes receiving vehicle data based on active operation of a vehicle and compiling a candidate driver identification profile (dip) based on the received vehicle data.
04/10/14
20140097673
Hybrid vehicle and method for operating a device for charging a battery in a hybrid vehicle
In order to operate a hybrid vehicle, a mode is provided in which adjustment to the remaining electrical range is performed, specifically said remaining range is kept substantially constant. For example, the driver of the vehicle can continuously maintain the currently determined remaining electrical range by activating an activation element, in order to be able to retrieve said remaining electrical range later for purely electric driving, for example in a low emission zone.
04/03/14
20140091917
Interactive attentiveness enhancement
A method for interactive attentiveness enhancement of a vehicle driver includes steps of determining that a driver assistance function for semiautomatic control of the motor vehicle is active, detecting a stimulus which may be experienced by the vehicle driver upon an observation of the surroundings of the motor vehicle, detecting an input of the vehicle driver in response to the stimulus, determining a game result based on the input and the stimulus, and outputting a notice concerning the game result.. .
03/20/14
20140077939
Peripheral viewing system for a vehicle
A peripheral viewing system for a vehicle includes a pair of digital cameras, each positioned on the exterior of the vehicle proximately positioned where a side view mirror would typically be mounted. An additional digital camera is mounted on the vehicle roof immediately adjacent the top edge of the rear window.
03/13/14
20140074356
Lane change assist system
A lane change assist system allows a vehicle driver to change lanes with minimum effort and stress by offering appropriate lane change options depending on the conditions of an ego vehicle and surrounding vehicles. The system includes a driving assessment device (6) configured to determine one of a plurality of driving alternatives according to signals from an ego vehicle sensing device (4), an object vehicle sensing device (2) and a driver intention detecting device (5), the driving alternatives including at least staying on a current lane, changing lanes before the object vehicle and changing lanes behind the object vehicle.
03/06/14
20140067252
Method for determining an evasion trajectory for a motor vehicle, and safety device or safety system
A method for determination of an optimized evasion trajectory by a safety device or a safety system, in particular a lane change assistance system and/or evasion assistance system, of a motor vehicle, the optimized evasion trajectory being outputted to a vehicle driver, and/or a trajectory of the motor vehicle being optionally partially adapted to the optimized evasion trajectory, by way of the method, the optimized evasion trajectory being determined by optimization of a transverse-dynamic quality factor (j), for which a transverse acceleration (a) and/or a transverse jerk (a) of the motor vehicle is/are utilized. Also described is a safety device or a safety system, in particular to a lane change assistance system and/or an evasion assistance system for a motor vehicle, a method being executable and/or being executed by the safety device or the safety system.
03/06/14
20140067250
Lane change assist information visualization system
A lane change assist information visualization system allows a vehicle driver to change lanes with minimum effort and stress by displaying a lane change option that suits the particular lane changing situation in an intuitively understandable manner, and information on the surrounding vehicles adequate for the vehicle driver to make a reasonable decision in changing lanes. The system includes a lane change program computing device (9) that computes at least (a) a lane change possibility, (b) a time period that has to elapse before a lane change is allowed if a lane change possibility does not currently exists, or a time period in which a lane change should be made if a lane change possibility currently exists, and (c) a need for acceleration or deceleration, and a display unit (10) for displaying this information..
03/06/14
20140062690
Vehicle warning device
A vehicle warning device includes a lamp holder and a charging base. There are many leds at one side of the lamp holder and is a retaining member at the other side.
03/06/14
20140062148
Vehicle elbow and arm rest (vear)
This invention provides improved arm/elbow comfort for motor vehicle drivers and passengers. This structure includes a thick padding covered by a thin material and fasteners used to adjust the straps around the intended object while providing increased comfort to the user..
02/13/14
20140045147
Vehicle driver evaluation techniques
A computing device includes a user interface, a network interface configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications, a memory configured to store the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications, and a processor configured to process the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications into an electronic driver scorecard according to specified safety and efficiency criteria. The electronic driver scorecard comprises one or more alphanumerical ratings according to a selection of drivers as input by a user into the user interface..
02/06/14
20140039726
Methods and systems for monitoring a vehicle's energy source
One or more embodiments may include a method for remotely obtaining information about an energy source of a vehicle. Information identifying one or more vehicles and one or more drivers of the vehicles may be received at one or more computing devices remote from a vehicle.
01/30/14
20140032062
Driver measurement and incentive system for improving fuel-efficiency
A vehicle driver is provided with a display interface a smartphone, tablet, pc, or any telematics or in-vehicle device installed in the vehicle. The display interface presents a real-time target for the driver to follow to maximize fuel economy and safety, achieved by modulating the accelerator pedal appropriately..
01/30/14
20140031156
Multi-speed drive for transferring power to a load
In a first aspect, the invention is directed to a multi-speed drive for controlling the speed of a load that is driven from a crankshaft of an engine. The multi-speed drive permits the speed of the load to be adjusted based on one or more parameters, such as vehicle speed, engine rpm, battery charge level (e.g.
01/23/14
20140025225
Vehicle driver behavior monitoring and correlation
What is disclosed are various methods of operating vehicle monitoring systems. One example method includes receiving activity information for a transportation vehicle, receiving mobile phone usage information associated with the transportation vehicle, and processing the activity information and the mobile phone usage information to determine behavior of a driver operating the transportation vehicle.
01/09/14
20140012475
Auxiliary vehicle control
A vehicle system includes a driver training vehicle and an auxiliary control unit that is removably installable in the vehicle. A vehicle control system can receive a brake input from a vehicle driver via a floor pedal in the vehicle as well as a brake input from a vehicle passenger via the auxiliary unit.
12/26/13
20130345935
Method and device for vehicle stop and starting and position-lamps display
A simple and effective control method is disclosed for starting and stopping vehicles engine and automatic lighting of position lamps to show the vehicles location, wherein an integration controller can be used to achieve those purpose. In particular, a useful control method is disclosed for stopping and restarting engine while vehicles waits for stoplight.
12/26/13
20130344856
Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior
A method and apparatus are disclosed that identify a motor vehicle operation and whether a driver is operating a mobile device. One example of operation may include a method that includes receiving vehicle data based on active operation of a vehicle and compiling a candidate driver identification profile (dip) based on the received vehicle data.
12/19/13
20130338914
System and method for notifying vehicle driver of localized driving conditions
A driving assessment system and method is described that automatically assesses driving conditions around a driver to identify safety hazards and to subsequently inform that driver when an unusually hazardous condition exists. The driving assessment is performed by obtaining and storing safety related data from the driver and from external sources and then processing that data in real time to produce a driving hazard assessment and warning.
12/19/13
20130337417
Online method for training vehicle drivers and determining hazard detection proficiency
A method for training vehicle drivers to detect hazards, the method having step that include: visually presenting to a driver a continuous drive through a driving environment comprised of at least two hazard modules, wherein each hazard module presents at least one driving scenario that comprises at least one hazard; recording where within the visual presentation the driver looks to detect hazards during the visual presentation of the continuous drive; and determining the driver's hazard detection proficiency by evaluating whether the driver looked at hazards during the visual presentation of the continuous drive.. .
11/07/13
20130296111
Engine restart torque spike management system for a hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having a traction motor between an engine and a step ratio automatic transmission during a startup of the hybrid vehicle. The method includes performing at least one of adjusting a clutch or an oil pressure to change a transmission tie-up force or downshifting the transmission in response to an actuation rate of a vehicle driver demand..
10/31/13
20130289815
Vehicle control apparatus
A gps, a map information, and a communication unit which are included in a vehicle control apparatus acquire road information on a road on which a vehicle travels, and a hybrid ecu sets a battery residual capacity target value which is a target value of residual capacity of a battery which is a power source driving the vehicle. In addition, the hybrid ecu predicts a vehicle driver's operation, based on the road information acquired by the gps and the like.
10/24/13
20130282283
Proximity-based dynamic vehicle navigation
Various examples are disclosed of how to leverage technology in a vehicle to provide various services in a convenient manner. For example, the pairing of the portable device with the on-board computer of the vehicle may be utilized as a level of authorization to provide certain services in a more automated and/or convenient way to the vehicle driver or other occupant of the vehicle, such as by authenticating wireless transactions with entities external to the vehicle using device pairing technology, and by modifying vehicle navigation routes to include suggested nearby points of interest that may be determined to be of particular value to a vehicle occupant..
10/24/13
20130281017
Authentication using vehicle data pairing
Various examples are disclosed of how to leverage technology in a vehicle to provide various services in a convenient manner. For example, the pairing of the portable device with the on-board computer of the vehicle may be utilized as a level of authorization to provide certain services in a more automated and/or convenient way to the vehicle driver or other occupant of the vehicle, such as by authenticating wireless transactions with entities external to the vehicle using device pairing technology, and by modifying vehicle navigation routes to include suggested nearby points of interest that may be determined to be of particular value to a vehicle occupant..
10/24/13
20130276571
Advanced steering wheel
An advanced steering wheel is disclosed, where most of the surface area of the invented steering wheel, with the exception of the outer wheel ring, does not need to rotate. In this way, the central part of the steering wheel can be used for various purposes, such as information displays, various devices (such as cell phones, gps receiver), etc.
10/17/13
20130274955
Method for analyzing operation characteristics of a vehicle driver
A disclosed method analyzes characteristics of a vehicle driver, especially for insurance purposes. The method is performed by a cooperation of an analyzing vehicle system in a vehicle and a stationary processing unit remote from the vehicle.
10/17/13
20130271295
Method and information system for informing a vehicle driver regarding the conditions of a planned passing maneuver
In a method for informing a vehicle driver regarding the conditions of an upcoming passing maneuver, a speed of a preceding vehicle is ascertained and compared to a speed of a vehicle of the vehicle driver, and a passing duration is estimated and/or computed and displayed to the vehicle driver directly and/or in processed form.. .
10/03/13
20130262126
Systems and methods for off-board voice-automated vehicle navigation
A method of providing navigational information includes processing destination information spoken by a vehicle occupant on-board. The processed voice information is transmitted to a remote center wirelessly.
09/26/13
20130250083
System to monitor vehicle drivers with a camera
A system for monitoring vehicle drivers with a camera. The camera may capture an image with infra-red frequency.
09/12/13
20130238365
Online system for training novice drivers and rating insurance products
A system for determining vehicle driver hazard detection proficiency and calculating insurance discounts, wherein an internet device presents a visual presentation of a continuous drive through a driving environment having driving hazards, an internet device records locations viewed by a user within the visual presentation, a computer algorithm that compares the recorded user viewing locations with defined locations of hazards within the visual presentation of the continuous drive to determine a hazard detection proficiency, a computer memory device comprising at least one minimum hazard detection proficiency criteria corresponding to an insurance discount; and a computer analytics device that compares the determined hazard detection proficiency of the user with the minimum hazard detection proficiency criteria and determines whether to award the insurance discount to the user.. .
09/12/13
20130238199
Alcohol detection system for vehicle driver testing
An alcohol detection system incorporates a resistive touch sensor mountable in a vehicle for determining presence of alcohol based on changed skin resistance. An ignition interlock is provided in the vehicle and a microcontroller is connected to and receives data from the touch sensor and provides a signal to open the interlock to disable the vehicle upon receipt of data from the touch sensor exceeding a predetermined value.
08/29/13
20130223048
Vehicle-tire chock having a light-emitting portion
Disclosed is a vehicle-tire chock having a light-emitting portion that emits light to make the vehicle-tire chock visible outside the vehicle. The light-emitting portion is formed in the vehicle-tire chock so as to make the chock conspicuous, thus preventing negligent accidents in advance by enabling a vehicle driver to recognize the presence of the chock before getting into the vehicle, by enabling other vehicles or pedestrians to easily recognize a large parked or stopped vehicle, and by enabling the vehicle-tire chock to be easily visible at night..
08/29/13
20130222935
Blind-spot eliminator side-view mirror
The subject invention provides vehicle mirrors that increase the field of view on one or both sides of a vehicle to bring into view the area behind and lateral to the standard mirror's field of view (the “blind spot”). One embodiment utilizes a flat-plane mirror in conjunction with a horizontally-convex portion at one side.
08/29/13
20130221626
Device for adjusting the height of a vehicle
The present invention is a system for adjusting the height of vehicles that have coil spring suspensions. The invention may be added to existing vehicle suspensions without the need to remove and replace the existing vehicle suspension components.
08/29/13
20130220708
Portable axle scale system using smart terminal
Disclosed is a portable axle scale system using a smart terminal. In the portable axle scale system, a portable smart terminal functions to judge whether or not a vehicle is overloaded based on a result measured by a portable axle scale, and to transmit a variety of information, such as information on the measured vehicle, personal information on a vehicle driver, photographs related to a measurement operation, and positional information on a measurement place, to a server for storage of the information.
08/22/13
20130218407
Method for monitoring a brake system and brake system
A method for monitoring a brake system for motor vehicles. The system can be actuated both by a vehicle driver and independently of the vehicle driver in what is known as a brake-by-wire mode.
08/15/13
20130211618
System for characterizing the driving style of vehicle drivers
An assessment system of a risk indicator of the vehicle driver is disclosed, which uses an accelerometer (21) to detect acceleration and deceleration values (a, d, i) of a vehicle, a gps (22) to detect position (l, g) and speed (v) of the vehicle and a gsm/gprs module (24) to send the detected data to an operations center (300) that calculates the assessment of the risk indicator of the vehicle driver.. .
08/01/13
20130197804
Method for determining a virtual vehicle corridor
A method for assisting a vehicle driver, wherein a sensor for covering the surroundings covers a pavement in front of the vehicle in order to determine a virtual vehicle corridor for a road vehicle in a complex traffic situation and the virtual vehicle corridor is determined depending on identified traffic lines and raised pavement boundaries.. .
08/01/13
20130197714
Method for recuperating kinetic energy of a motor vehicle in a optimum way in terms of energy
So that kinetic energy of a motor vehicle is recuperated in an optimum way in terms of energy, after a target point for braking or initiation of braking by the motor vehicle driver during travel of the motor vehicle has been detected, an optimum braking distance is determined insofar as the energy which can be recuperated is concerned, and a signal for the vehicle driver is generated which informs the driver the form of the measure which he has to perform in order to brake the vehicle or during braking of the vehicle for braking to actually occur over the optimum braking distance and for kinetic energy to be recuperated in an optimum way. The method combines the calculation of optimum operating states with autonomy of the vehicle driver during braking..
07/25/13
20130188050
Real-time system for aiding drivers during vehicle backup and image capture and transmitter unit for use therein
A real-time surveillance system for aiding vehicle drivers and portable first unit for use therein is provided. The unit includes an image sensor that generates a sequence of images from received light.
07/11/13
20130179023
Methods for informing a motor vehicle driver of a driving maneuver, a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle that utilizes the method, and a motor vehicle having the driver assistance system
A method for informing a motor vehicle driver of a driving maneuver planned by a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle and carried out by the motor vehicle, a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle that utilizes the method, and a motor vehicle with the driver's assistance system are provided. The method includes detecting current environmental data of the environment lying ahead of the motor vehicle by a detection means, planning and carrying out the driving maneuver on the basis of the environmental data, and reproducing the driving maneuver and at least a portion of the detected environmental data in an image on a display..
07/11/13
20130175837
Vehicle seat with lateral support element
The invention relates to a vehicle seat with a seat part and with a seat back part for supporting a driver of the vehicle in the sitting position on the vehicle seat, wherein the vehicle seat is characterized by an additional vehicle driver's torso support device which can be disposed outside the seat part and the seat back part and which can be temporarily disposed at least partially in an otherwise seat-free torso support region at the level of or above the upper third of the seat back part in front of the seat back part and laterally off-centre on the seat back part, in order to provide support, laterally off-centre of the seat back part, at least at the level of the shoulder or chest region of the driver who is sitting on the vehicle seat when he adopts a seated working posture oriented to the side or backwards, wherein the additional vehicle driver's torso support device is disposed so as to be movable by a moving device from a parked position into an additional torso support position in the otherwise seat-free torso support region.. .
07/11/13
20130175108
Method of measuring a chemical vapor concentration
A method of measuring a chemical vapor concentration is provided. A chemical vapor sensor measures a chemical species of interest with high sensitivity and chemical specificity.
07/11/13
20130175107
Method to avert an unlawfully intoxicated driver from operating a vehicle by passive measurement of an ethanol vapor concentration in air
A method to avert an unlawfully intoxicated driver from operating a vehicle is provided. The method utilizes a passive ethanol vapor sensor to measure ethanol vapor concentration in air from a vehicle cabin and imposes a safety response when the passive ethanol vapor sensor detects that a sample of vehicle cabin air indicates that a vehicle occupant exceeds the legal blood alcohol concentration (bac) for a motor vehicle driver.
07/11/13
20130174684
Steering column adjustment
A steering column adjustment device that uses a positive locking system comprising in part of teethed locking cleats and teethed sawtooth locking plates. The steering column positive lock mechanism uses a lever to rotate a cross shaft which activates two cam-actuated locks.
07/11/13
20130174647
Brake test bench having an electrical brake actuator and method for same
A test bench for testing a brake comprises a pressure generating assembly for providing a brake fluid with an increased hydraulic pressure, a test bench control, and an electromechanical brake actuator. The pressure generating assembly is actuated mechanically and the brake fluid is supplied to the brake to actuate the brake.
06/27/13
20130162013
Brake system for motor vehicles
A brake system for motor vehicles, which in a “brake by wire” mode, can be activated both by the vehicle driver and also independently of the vehicle driver, which is operated preferentially in the “brake by wire” operating mode and can be operated in a fall-back mode. A pedal force actuating element connected to a brake pedal is guided in a retaining piston forming a retaining chamber.
06/20/13
20130154817
Geofenced based back-up limits
A computer system that is configured to: (a) define a geofence surrounding a geographic area; (b) gather information associated with the geofenced area; and (c) assign one or more parameters to the geofenced area based on the information gathered, wherein at least one of the assigned parameters is used to monitor the performance of a delivery vehicle driver while the delivery vehicle driver is operating a delivery vehicle within the geofenced area. In particular embodiments, the parameters include a backup limit defining a number of times a delivery vehicle operating within the geofenced area is permitted to back up while operating the delivery vehicle within the geofenced area (e.g., during a particular delivery cycle).
05/30/13
20130134753
Vehicle seat and commercial vehicle
The invention relates to a vehicle seat with a seat part and with a seat back part for supporting a driver of the vehicle in the sitting position on the vehicle seat, wherein the vehicle seat has an additional vehicle driver's torso support device which can be disposed outside the seat part and the seat back and which can be temporarily disposed at least partially in an otherwise seat-free torso support region in front of the seat back part and laterally and/or above the seat back part, in order to provide support, laterally off-centre of the seat back part, at least at the level of the shoulder region of the driver who is sitting on the vehicle seat when he adopts a seated working posture oriented to the side or backwards, and wherein the additional vehicle driver's torso support device comprises a seat back extension device which is disposed on the seat back part (3) so as to be movable in translation along a horizontal axis in order to be able to move the additional vehicle driver's torso support device substantially horizontally from an approximately central starting position into an off-centre additional torso support position.. .
05/30/13
20130133471
Adjustable pedal assembly with swing arm
In one aspect, an adjustable pedal assembly for a vehicle is provided, comprising a base, a swing arm, a pedal lever, a first link, and a second link. The base is mountable to a vehicular base support structure.
05/23/13
20130127638
Cyclist proximity warning system
A cyclist proximity warning system comprising one or more cyclist transmitter units each for carrying on a bicycle or motorcycle and one or more in vehicle driver alert devices each driver alert device for carrying in a vehicle. Each transmitter unit is adapted to transmit a signal indicating the location of the transmitter unit and the bicycle or motorcycle carrying the unit.
05/02/13
20130110346
Vehicle driver assistant with an electronic control device for checking the clearance possibility for a vehicle
A vehicle driver assistant with an electronic control device checks the clearance possibility for a vehicle below an upper obstruction as a function of the overall vehicle height, in particular in the case of a roof load. The electronic control device can be connected to an input unit, which is preferably independent of the motor vehicle.
05/02/13
20130110311
System for noninvasive measurement of an analyte in a vehicle driver
A system for non-invasively measuring an analyte in a vehicle driver and controlling a vehicle based on a measurement of the analyte. At least one solid-state light source is configured to emit different wavelengths of light.


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