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 Method and information system for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link patent thumbnailnew patent Method and information system for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link
In a method for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link of the vehicle to an external communication unit, a first service category and a second service category are provided which utilize the communication link, the availability of the communication link is checked for both service categories, and the result of the availability check is displayed graphically to the vehicle driver in one symbol for both service categories.. .
Volkswagen Ag


 Warning control apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Warning control apparatus
A warning control apparatus includes a learning section that learns a collision avoidance timing at which a driver of an own vehicle starts to perform an operation for avoiding collision with a front object based on a distance to this object and a speed of the own vehicle, a threshold setting section that determines whether the driver tends to start a collision avoidance operation early or late based on the learned collision avoidance timing, sets an avoidance warning threshold larger than a basic threshold upon determining that the vehicle driver tends to start the collision avoidance operation early, and sets the avoidance warning threshold smaller than the basic threshold in the contrary case, and a warning control section that causes a warning device to issue a warning at a warning timing set so as to become early as the avoidance warning threshold set by the threshold setting section becomes large.. .
Denso Corporation


 Method for controlling a vehicle headlamp system patent thumbnailMethod for controlling a vehicle headlamp system
A method for operating an electronically-controlled headlamp system of a motor vehicle capable of generating different light distributions, including a high-beam distribution and a low-beam distribution. The roadway region illuminated by the headlamps during the adjustment of the high-beam distribution comprises a high-beam region and a dimmed region, and the border between the high-beam region and the dimmed region is defined by at least one high-beam edge.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Determining vehicle occupant location patent thumbnailDetermining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving one or more messages including a first message from a first mobile device. The first mobile device is wearable.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Engine warning audio visual system patent thumbnailEngine warning audio visual system
Novelty will assist the vehicle driver to find out more on the malfunction of the engine component. The system will give both audio and visual communication to the driver and forward engine codes and messages to the smartphone, tablet, smart watch.

 Vehicle back-up assist system patent thumbnailVehicle 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.
Conesafe, Llc


 Method of controlling an engine of a vehicle patent thumbnailMethod of controlling an engine of a vehicle
A simple and effective control method is disclosed for starting and stopping a vehicle's engine and automatic lighting of position lamps to show the vehicle's location. The method uses brake and gear shift lever of the vehicle to generate selection signals, and a button switch can be pressed to stop or start the engine of the vehicle according to the selection signals, which can provide vehicle drivers a simple and secure way to control their vehicles while waiting at a stoplight..

 Evacuation travel assist apparatus patent thumbnailEvacuation travel assist apparatus
An evacuation travel assist apparatus includes a stop lane determination section that determines a stop lane and an evacuation place in the stop lane in which an own vehicle should be urgently stopped when the vehicle drive is detected to be in a state of being not able to drive the own vehicle properly, and a transverse position determination section that determines, as a stop transverse position, a position in a transverse direction of the evacuation place in the stop lane so as to ensure a space for the vehicle driver and passengers to get in and out of the own vehicle safely at a side of the own vehicle.. .
Denso Corporation


 Method and device for detecting the alertness of a vehicle driver patent thumbnailMethod and device for detecting the alertness of a vehicle driver
A method for detecting the alertness of a vehicle driver includes the detection of a potentially dangerous situation by a system of the vehicle; the estimation of a visual observation field of the vehicle driver; and the detection of the alertness of the vehicle driver by comparing an orientation or a position of the potentially dangerous situation to the visual observation field of the vehicle driver.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


 Method and system for selecting fuel octane patent thumbnailMethod and system for selecting fuel octane
Methods and systems are presented for providing information to a vehicle driver allows the driver to make an informed decision regarding selecting higher or lower octane fuel to operate the vehicle. In one example, the driver is presented fuel cost per unit distance traveled based on operating the vehicle on higher octane fuel and lower octane fuel..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Pre-alert of lcc's steering torque limit exceed

A method for providing a warning to a vehicle driver when a lane keeping and/or lane centering system will be unable to negotiate a tight curve at the present vehicle speed prior to the vehicle reaching the curve. The method obtains lane information at a predetermined number of sample times in the future and generates a desired path for the vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Vehicle operating system using motion capture

Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.

Vehicle operating system using motion capture

Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.

Method for recognizing vehicle driver and determining whether driver can start vehicle

Provided are systems and methods for increasing vehicle safety by determining whether a driver can operate a vehicle based on whether the physical status of the driver and the identity of the driver are acceptable. A first set of sensors may determine the physical status of the driver.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.

Brake system for motor vehicles

A brake system for motor vehicles, which can be actuated in a “brake-by-wire” operating mode both by the vehicle driver and independently of the vehicle driver. In the “brake-by-wire” operating mode the system can be operated in at least one fallback operating mode, with a brake master cylinder, actuated by a brake pedal, having a housing and two pistons, which delimit two pressure chambers, are assigned to brake circuits with wheel brakes, a pressure medium reservoir, one electrically actuable inlet valve per wheel brake for setting wheel-individual brake pressures, a first electrically controllable pressure provision device for loading the wheel brakes with pressure, and a second electrically controllable pressure provision device with at least one vacuum connector and a pressure connector, the vacuum connector is connected to the pressure medium reservoir.
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

Methods and systems for providing alerts to a driver of a vehicle via condition detection and wireless communications

Methods and system for alerting a vehicle driver via wireless communications. One or more conditions with respect to a vehicle are monitored.

Autonomous vehicle seating system

An autonomous vehicle utilizing seating system to assist the vehicle driver when operating a vehicle in either autonomous drive mode or in manual drive mode, the system for this process is an autonomous driving computer system comprising input and output protocol data to assess the status of the vehicle's environment. Accordingly the seating control system manages the user seating unit the seat unit comprises at least one adjustable arm to reattach and reposition a frame containing an air bag and method for a power control system to charge control console devices such as a smart cellphone utilizing telecommunication network systems and operating instruments comprising methodologies to monitor and to navigate the vehicle during the manual and autonomous driving process..

Motor vehicle having a driver identification device and driver identification signal transmitter

In a motor vehicle, a driver of the vehicle can identify himself or herself. A vehicle driver signal specific to the driver of the vehicle is then generated and transmitted by the motor vehicle by way of a transmitter.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Display, in particular heads-up display, particularly for a motor vehicle

The invention relates to a display (1), in particular a heads-up display, for displaying a virtual image in a vehicle driver's field of view, said display (1) comprising a semi-reflective blade (5) for displaying said virtual image and one or more optical elements (3, 7) for projecting an image toward said semi-reflective blade (5), said display (1) being configured to allow a movement of said optical element or elements (3, 7) so as to allow said semi-reflective blade (5) to be retracted when the display (1) is stopped, along a path passing through a location of said optical element or elements (3, 7) when the display (1) is operating.. .
Valeo Comfort And Driving Assistance

Telephone call placement

A method or apparatus for connecting a telephone call between a vehicle driver and a customer, the method comprising receiving a driver request message from a device associated with the vehicle driver to place a telephone call between the vehicle driver and a customer; using the driver request message to match the vehicle driver with a job allocation record in at least one database and identifying from the record the identity of the customer; retrieving a telephone number relating to the device associated with the vehicle driver and retrieving a customer telephone number from the at least one database; and causing a telephony service to use the telephone numbers to place the telephone call between the vehicle driver and the customer.. .
Addison Lee Limited

Automated at-the-pump managing vehicle fuel purchases

An automated at-the-pump method manages vehicle fuel purchases at a fuel station. The method includes transmitting driver identification data to a mobile device assigned to a vehicle driver.
Innovative Global Systems, Llc

Apparatus and vehicle economy improvement

A method of determining a coasting area is disclosed, together with methods of providing coasting information to a vehicle driver; coasting being when the vehicle is allowed to decelerate or to roll without being under power. In embodiments, the coasting area is determined by: determining an end point location of a coasting area based upon a location in map data of an expected decrease in speed of a vehicle traversing a road network represented by the map data; determining a start point location of the coasting area based on at least one attribute associated with the map data proximal to the end point location; and generating coasting information indicative of the coasting area having the start point and end point locations.
Tomtom Telematics B.v.

Vehicle and method to control rolling engagements

When a vehicle driver selects reverse while a vehicle is moving forward, a transmission controller applies friction shift elements within the transmission to create a partial tie-up condition to decelerate the vehicle. Once the vehicle slows below a threshold speed, the controller engages a selectable one way brake and releases some of the friction shift elements to engage a reverse gear ratio..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Method, and apparatus, and system for generating driving behavior guiding information

The present invention is applicable to the field of vehicle, and provides a method and apparatus and system for generating vehicle guiding information. The method for generating vehicle guiding information comprises: receiving operating information of a vehicle, position information of a vehicle and road condition information which are sent from a vehicle client-side; generating driving behavior guiding information according to the operating information of the vehicle, the position information of the vehicle and the road condition information; transmitting the driving behavior guiding information to the vehicle client-side designated by the driver of the vehicle.
Launch Tech Co., Ltd.

Brake system for motor vehicles

A brake system for motor vehicles controlled in a brake-by-wire operating mode by the vehicle driver and independently. A normally open simulator valve is used, and no isolating valves are required for decoupling the master brake cylinder pressure chambers from the wheel brakes.
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

Method and system for controlling a human-machine interface having at least two displays

A method and system for controlling a human machine interface disposed in a vehicle and having at least two displays, includes monitoring a gaze direction of a vehicle driver. Based on the monitoring, it is determined which of the at least two displays is closest to the gaze direction of the vehicle driver, and in response to the determining, a functionality of the closest of the at least two displays is automatically altered..
Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

System and method to orchestrate in-vehicle experiences to enhance safety

A system and method to orchestrate in-vehicle experiences to enhance safety are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: queuing a collection of contextually relevant portions of information gathered from one or more vehicle-connectable data sources; selecting one or more of the relevant portions of information based on a vehicle's current context or a vehicle driver's current context; determining an active workload of the vehicle driver in the current context; determining a preferred manner for presenting the selected portions of information to the vehicle driver based on the active workload of the vehicle driver and the current context; and presenting the selected portions of information to the vehicle driver using the determined preferred manner..

Negative pressure sensor abnormality detection apparatus, control internal combustion engine and control system

A negative pressure sensor abnormality detection apparatus includes a negative pressure sensor that outputs a signal corresponding to a negative pressure that a negative pressure pump generates, the negative pressure assisting a vehicle driver's brake operation; a negative pressure detection part that detects the negative pressure based on the signal that is output by the negative pressure sensor; a number-of-rotations counting part that counts the number of rotations of the negative pressure pump; and an abnormality determination part that determines that the negative pressure sensor is in an abnormal condition if, under a condition where a change in the driver's brake operation falls within a predetermined range, a change in the negative pressure detected by the negative pressure detection part along with an increase in the number of rotations counted by the number-of-rotations counting part is out of a predetermined range.. .

Method for monitoring tire safety

A method for monitoring tire safety is adopted for use on a vehicle equipped with a plurality of tires, a plurality of tire detection units located respectively on each tire to detect the interior conditions thereof, and an electronic device which forms information link with each tire detection unit. The method includes: each tire detection unit measures a corresponding tire measurement parameter; next, the tire measurement parameter is set in a tire status variation calculation formula and a contour variation calculation formula to calculate a plurality of parameters that represent each tire; next, calculate variation amounts of the parameters in an inspection time and convert to a status gradient data; then judge whether the status gradient data are coincided.

Negative pressure abnormality detection apparatus and control internal combustion engine

A negative pressure detection part detects a negative pressure from a signal of a negative pressure sensor detecting a negative pressure generated due to rotation of an internal combustion engine. The negative pressure is used to assist a vehicle driver's braking operation.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Telematics enabled drivers education

Driving skills of a driver are objectively monitored in real time using a telematics system, a navigation system, and a processor, which is configured to receive data from the telematics system that defines a predetermined vehicle operation the vehicle driver is to perform. The driver's completion of the vehicle operation is monitored and displayed on a display screen.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Method for ascertaining a degree of awareness of a vehicle operator

In a method for ascertaining a degree of attentiveness of a vehicle driver during travel with his vehicle, e.g., a motor vehicle, using a sensor of the vehicle, a direction of vision of the vehicle driver toward a region of a surrounding environment visible to the driver is recognized, and the region visible to the vehicle driver is assigned a probability distribution through which, on the basis of the recognized direction of vision of the vehicle driver, a degree of attentiveness of the vehicle driver is ascertained.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Dynamic deceleration control for hybrid vehicle to achieve a consistent overrun response

A hybrid electric vehicle is capable of direct drive by internal combustion engine, electric motor, or both. In order to provide a consistent overrun response, a torque controller determines an appropriate deceleration characteristic according to, for example, transmission speed ratio, vehicle gradient and vehicle mass, and commands the electric motor and the engine to contribute a negative torque which meets the required deceleration characteristic.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Method and device for reproducing a lateral and/or rear surrounding area of a vehicle

The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting and reproducing a lateral and/or rear surrounding area (4) of a vehicle (2), for monitoring the surrounding area (4) by the vehicle driver, wherein the surrounding area (4) is detected by means of at least one image capturing device and image data of the surrounding area (4) is produced, and wherein the image data which is generated by the image capturing device can be reproduced by means of at least one image reproducing device which is arranged in the field of vision of the vehicle driver.. .
Application Solutions (electronics And Vision) Ltd.

Driver assistance system

A driver assistance system enables accelerate awareness of a danger source by the driver of a motor vehicle. The driver assistance system includes a display field that, from the viewpoint of the driver, is larger than a primary field of vision, which can be scanned without eye movement on the part of the vehicle driver.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Vehicular resin back door structure

A vehicular resin back door structure includes an inner panel that is made of resin and defines a frame of a resin back door configured to be supported by a vehicle body, and that is formed with an opening through which a vehicle driver can view rearwardly at an upper portion of the inner panel; an outer panel that is made of resin and disposed at a periphery of the opening, and that is joined to the inner panel by a first adhesive to form, together with the inner panel, a frame section including an internal chamber; a glass sheet that is joined to the inner panel by a second adhesive; and a contact wall portion that forms part of a portion of the inner panel, and that directly or indirectly contacts the vehicle body in a closed state of the vehicular resin back door.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Evasion and brake-assist for motor vehicles

An evasion and brake-assist system for motor vehicles, having a sensory system for sensing the traffic environment of the vehicle, an actuator system for interventions in a steering system and a brake system of the vehicle, and having an electronic control device in which an emergency evasion function is implemented that checks whether an emergency evasive maneuver is necessary based on the data supplied by the sensory system and then acts on the dynamics of the vehicle via the actuator system to assist the vehicle driver in initiating and/or executing the emergency evasive maneuver, characterized in that in the first phase of an evasive maneuver, the emergency evasion function intervenes exclusively in the transverse dynamics, and only after this phase, decides whether an intervention in the longitudinal dynamics will also take place.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Dynamic means of illuminating a field of vision

A process for producing an adaptive light pattern that is produced by at least one vehicle headlight (sw1, sw2) in a vehicle (2) that can be steered by a vehicle driver (3), the at least one vehicle headlight (sw1, sw2) having at least one adaptive means of illumination (bm1, bm2), wherein at least one camera (5) detects the direction (br) in which the vehicle driver is looking, at least one computing unit (6) evaluates the information obtained in this way and produces, on the basis of this information, control signals and transmits the control signals to the at least one vehicle headlight (sw1, sw2) with the at least one adaptive means of illumination (bm1, bm2), and wherein the at least one adaptive means of illumination (bm1, bm2) is controlled, on the basis of the control signals for targeted illumination of an area (br1) lying in the direction (br) in which the vehicle driver (3) is looking.. .
Zizala Lichtsysteme Gmbh

Method to gain driver's attention for autonomous vehicle

A computer-implemented method for the automated driving of a vehicle. The method may include coordinating a planned vehicle path using a path planner application.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Systems and methods for driver and vehicle tracking

Systems and methods for driver and vehicle tracking in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a location tracking system includes a processor and a memory storing a location tracking application, wherein the location tracking application directs the processor to obtain vehicle location data, where the vehicle location data includes a set of vehicle location data points, obtain driver location data, where the driver location data includes a set of driver location data points, correlate the vehicle location data and the driver location data, and generate vehicle driver data based on the correlated vehicle location data and driver location data, where the generated vehicle driver data includes a set of drivers associated with a vehicle..
Calamp Corp.

Gesture based input system in a vehicle with haptic feedback

A vehicle haptic feedback system includes a haptic actuator, a detection device, and a controller. The haptic actuator is configured to provide haptic feedback to a vehicle driver.
Immersion Corporation

Method and device for detecting the position of the face of a person, in particular of a motor vehicle driver, and display including such a device

The invention also relates to a corresponding detection method and display, in particular a head-up display, provided with said device.. .

Intoxicated vehicle driver accident reduction system

An apparatus, method and system that blocks vehicle engine starting and reduces engine power when a driver's blood alcohol content is above a pre-set limit. The invention receives an electronic signal from at least one electronically controlled engine sensor and modifies the at least one signal such that the electronically controlled engine is not allowed to start or engine power is reduced, as relating to driver intoxication..

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..
Linkedrive, Inc.

System for information transmission in a motor vehicle

A system for information transmission in a motor vehicle and methods of operation are disclosed. A steering wheel, a dashboard with a cover, a dashboard display area with a dashboard display, and a display device arranged in the area of a windshield are provided in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle.

Preventive fuel saving-aimed motor vehicle driver assistance

A fuel saving-aimed motor vehicle driver assistance system configured to receive and process motor vehicle-related data and motor vehicle position-related data to identify recurrent routes of a motor vehicle and to provide a motor vehicle driver, via an automotive human-machine interface, with motor vehicle driving assistance recommendations for fuel saving along the routes. The motor vehicle driver assistance system is configured to identify recurrent routes of the motor vehicle by determining a succession of geographic points, referred to as waypoints, along a route of the motor vehicle, at which values of a series of physical quantities are determined and recorded, which define the attributes of the waypoints.
C.r.f. Società Consortile Per Azioni

Vehicle headlight system with adaptive light distribution

An adaptive headlight system for a vehicle uses an adaptive headlight controller which controls one or more headlights so as to illuminate a scene visible to a vehicle driver. The controller causes the headlights to generate a frame-region within the scene which outlines an object detected by an object-detection system carried by the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Fuel savings scoring system with remote real-time vehicle obd monitoring

A novel fuel savings scoring system is capable of analyzing real-time on-board diagnostics (obd) information of a vehicle from a remote monitoring station unit. The fuel savings scoring system can derive a novel fuel efficiency comparison metric called “driving score.” preferably, the driving score represents a commercial vehicle driver's fuel efficiency driving performance relative to those of peer commercial drivers in a commercial vehicle fleet organization.

Vehicle operation based on activity tracking

A vehicle includes a vehicle computing system (vcs) and an adaptive cruise control module, a lane departure warning (ldw) module, a navigation system, or an alert mechanism (e.g., audible, visual or tactile). The vcs communicates with an activity tracking device worn by a vehicle driver.

Tone based control of vehicle functions

An apparatus and method for using audible tones generated by a vehicle driver's use of a tone actuator in a vehicle. The vehicle generates an audible tone which is capable of being heard by the driver as well as being received by a processor in the vehicle, the processor accessing a memory table correlating each distinct tone with a distinct vehicle control function.



Vehicle Driver topics:
  • Vehicle Driver
  • Navigation
  • Authorization
  • Transactions
  • Cell Phone
  • Authentication
  • Voice Recognition
  • Data Center
  • Interactive
  • Cellular Communication
  • Vehicle Location
  • Microcontroller
  • Data Logger
  • Communication System
  • Memory Device


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