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Vehicle Driver-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Water drain holes for wheels having a hollow rim
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197461

Water drain holes, located through the sidewalls of hollow rims for vehicle wheels not sealed from water ingress, is described herein to provide an egress for accumulated water. The water drain holes in a wheel rim can be for any type of vehicle utilizing a hollow rim design for wheels when not sealed from water ingress. Without drain holes, accumulated ...
Online system for training novice drivers and rating insurance products
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193842

A system for determining vehicle driver hazard detection proficiency and calculating insurance discounts, the system comprising: an internet device that presents to an internet user a visual presentation of a continuous drive through a driving environment comprising at least two hazard modules, wherein each hazard module presents to the internet user at least one driving scenario that comprises at least ...
Methods and network nodes for notifying vehicle drivers about their driving
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193819

The disclosure relates to a method (50) performed in a network node (3, 4, 5) for notifying a driver of a vehicle (7) about his or her driving. The method (50) comprises receiving (51) vehicle related information from a communication device (6) capable of receiving data from a data collector (8) of the vehicle (7); processing (52) the vehicle related information such as to establish a driving indicator of a driver ...
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Stop maintaining system of vehicle
Mazda Motor Corporation
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182991

A vehicle stop maintaining system is provided, which includes a foot brake mechanism, a brake force control mechanism having a pressurizer and for braking the vehicle wheels by controlling the pressurizer independently from depression of a brake pedal, a controller for maintaining a vehicle stopped state by operating the brake force control mechanism when the stopped state is detected, and ...
Method for monitoring physiological status of vehicle driver
Automotive Research & Testing Center
June 29, 2017 - N°20170181713

A method for monitoring physiological status of a vehicle driver is performed by a monitoring device connected to a physiological sensor and comprises steps of: (a) establishing a personal physiological database comprising steps of: periodically sensing the vehicle driver via the physiological sensor to obtain the physiological signals within an initial duration; obtaining a mean value and a standard deviation ...
Device for adjusting the height of a vehicle
Stealth Innovative Systems, Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170174035

The present invention is a system for adjusting the height of vehicles. The vehicle is supported by a hollow cylinder and a piston having an undersized piston skirt is mounted on the suspension system's coil spring, and sealingly slidable within the cylinder bore. When a fluid is introduced into the expandable pressure space between the piston and the cylinder top, ...
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Methods and systems for providing alerts to a driver of a vehicle via condition detection ...
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169707

Methods and system for alerting a vehicle driver via wireless communications. One or more conditions with respect to a vehicle are monitored. A change in the condition can be detected and a signal automatically and wirelessly transmitted to a computing device, wherein the signal is indicative of the change in condition(s). The driver is then alerted to the change ...
Stop maintaining system of vehicle
Mazda Motor Corporation
June 01, 2017 - N°20170151936

A vehicle stop maintaining system comprises a foot brake mechanism for braking vehicle wheels by applying hydraulic brake pressure to hydraulic brake mechanisms according to a depression of a brake pedal, a brake force control mechanism having a pressurizer that increases hydraulic brake pressure to be applied to the hydraulic brake mechanisms, braking the wheels by controlling the pressurizer independently ...
Providing driving condition alerts using road attribute data
Mazda Motor Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148322

A method and system for providing a driving condition alert to vehicle drivers and others are disclosed. The alert is provided based on road location and attribute data; real-time, historic, and forecast traffic data; real-time, historic, and forecast weather data; and/or scheduled and unscheduled event data. The alert may include information indicating the reason for the alert provided. In ...
Method and apparatus of differentiating drivers based on driving behaviors
Mazda Motor Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147935

A system and method for identifying a vehicle driver based on driver behaviors. The system and method include analyzing a sequence of vehicle start-up behaviors for rapid identification of the driver. The start-up analysis includes detecting and evaluating the sequence and timing of events including door opening, door closing, seat belt fastening, ignition switch usage and shift/drive, among others. ...
Method and apparatus for fuel consumption prediction and cost estimation via crowd-sensing in vehicle navigation ...
Mazda Motor Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170146362

A system and method for providing navigation routing options to a vehicle driver, including estimated fuel consumption and fuel cost. A server collects data from a large number of road vehicles driving different routes, where the data includes road grade, average speed, stop/start and acceleration/deceleration info and vehicle specifications, and the data is collected via a telematics or ...
Vehicle and a system for operating a work implement of a vehicle
Brush Hawg, Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137072

A vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, the vehicle includes a work implement and a cab positioned forward of the work implement. The cab defines a cab interior that includes a vehicle operator portion, an implement operator portion defined rearward of the vehicle operator portion, and an implement operator seat positioned in the implement operator portion that is configured to ...
Stop maintaining system of vehicle
Mazda Motor Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137008

A vehicle stop maintaining system is provided, which includes a foot brake mechanism for braking vehicle wheels by applying hydraulic brake pressure according to brake pedal depression, a brake force control mechanism for braking the wheels by controlling a pressurizer, an electric parking brake mechanism for braking the wheels by operating an electric brake mechanism, and a controller comprising a ...
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Assessing driver readiness for transition between operational modes of an autonomous vehicle
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110022

An autonomous vehicle can transition between operational modes. The readiness of a vehicle driver for a transition can be assessed, particularly when transitioning from a first operational mode to a second operational mode that has a greater degree of manual involvement than the first operational mode. It can be determined whether an operational mode transition event has occurred while the ...
A vehicle driver feedback system and corresponding method
Volvo Truck Corporation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110021

A vehicle driver feedback system includes a control unit and a display unit. The control unit is arranged for registering a driver-influenced vehicle driving parameter and the display unit is positioned in the vehicle and arranged for displaying information to the vehicle driver. The control unit further is arranged for: iteratively calculating and storing at least one score value based ...
Vehicle idle shutdown system
Tas Distributing Company, Inc.
April 20, 2017 - N°20170107925

A system and method for executing an automatic engine shutdown in an idling vehicle is described. The method includes determining an engine running condition for a vehicle, confirming the vehicle speed is zero for the entirety of a first length of time, confirming the vehicle driver seat is unoccupied for the entirety of the same first length of time, setting ...
Drive assist apparatus and storage medium storing program for executing drive assist process
Denso Corporation
April 13, 2017 - N°20170103657

A drive assist apparatus includes a propriety decision section that decides whether or not an object vehicle to be controlled will be able to pass a preceding vehicle while keeping traffic regulations, a maneuver detecting section that detects whether or not a passing maneuver to pass the preceding vehicle has been started, and a warning section that gives a warning ...
Method of data display through the vehicle windscreen and device for its implementation
Ooo Wayray
April 13, 2017 - N°20170102550

Indication systems for the drivers of vehicles and cars include a data display device that combines two optical systems of the image display—the virtual image display system and the real image display system. The display device may be configured to provide a maximum of displayed information and to ensure safe driving, by controlling the level of details and ...
Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
April 13, 2017 - N°20170101951

A method and system for blending between different torque maps of a vehicle in a smooth and progressive manner. Blending is delayed if the vehicle driver cannot detect that blending is taking place, for example, when the difference between a source map and target map is below a predetermined threshold.
Vehicle display apparatus
Yazaki Corporation
April 06, 2017 - N°20170098425

A vehicle display apparatus includes a display part for use in a vehicle and displaying information; and a cover part capable of switching its state between a first state not allowing the display part to be visually recognized by a vehicle driver and a second state allowing the display part to be visually recognized by the vehicle driver.
Intoxicated vehicle driver accident reduction system
Yazaki Corporation
April 06, 2017 - N°20170096146

A sobriety ignition interlock system including an engine control device and a method for managing available vehicle engine power using the sobriety ignition interlock system. The engine control device includes an engine control processor (ecp) that is electronically connected in between an engine control unit (ecu), an engine sensor assembly, and a sobriety processor. The sobriety processor determines a sobriety ...
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