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 Assessing driver readiness for transition between operational modes of an autonomous vehicle patent thumbnailAssessing driver readiness for transition between operational modes of an autonomous vehicle
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.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


 A vehicle driver feedback system and corresponding method patent thumbnailA vehicle driver feedback system and corresponding method
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.
Volvo Truck Corporation


 Vehicle idle shutdown system patent thumbnailVehicle idle shutdown system
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 an engine shutdown time, beginning a countdown to the engine shutdown time, and then shutting down the vehicle engine, including battery-powered accessories, when the countdown reaches the shutdown time.
Tas Distributing Company, Inc.


 Drive assist apparatus and storage medium storing program for executing drive assist process patent thumbnailDrive assist apparatus and storage medium storing program for executing drive assist process
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 to a vehicle driver of the object vehicle at a time when the propriety decision section decides that the object vehicle to be controlled will not be able to pass the preceding vehicle while keeping the traffic regulations, and the maneuver detecting section detects that the passing maneuver has been started.. .
Denso Corporation


 Method of data display through the vehicle windscreen and device for its implementation patent thumbnailMethod of data display through the vehicle windscreen and device for its implementation
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 the content of the data displayed for the vehicle driver, depending on the speed, and by choosing the optical system of data display to minimize the accident risk.
Ooo Wayray


 Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain patent thumbnailAdaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain
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..
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


 Vehicle display apparatus patent thumbnailVehicle display apparatus
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.. .
Yazaki Corporation


 Intoxicated vehicle driver accident reduction system patent thumbnailIntoxicated vehicle driver accident reduction system
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.

 Systems and methods for reserving space in carrier vehicles to provide on demand delivery services patent thumbnailSystems and methods for reserving space in carrier vehicles to provide on demand delivery services
An unallocated item/product inventory is maintained in each of a plurality of delivery vehicles traversing service routes within a delivery service area. Upon receipt of an order for delivery of an item/product that may be selected from the item/product inventory maintained within a delivery vehicle and that is to be delivered to a destination location within the delivery service area, a delivery vehicle driver is instructed to deliver an item/product selected from the item/product inventory located on the delivery vehicle during the corresponding service route on the same day that the order was placed.
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.


 System and  providing front-oriented visual information to vehicle driver patent thumbnailSystem and providing front-oriented visual information to vehicle driver
A camera system is installed on the front end of a vehicle, either on the left front, the right front, or both sides. The camera is linked via wired or wireless connection to an onboard computer and a navigation display that is located within the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Klear-view Camera, Llc


Method of operating a vehicle head-up display

A method of controlling a head-up display (hud) of a vehicle to adjust the vertical position of a light bundle generated by the hud to match an eye of a vehicle driver. A camera is operated to capture an image of a head of the vehicle driver reflected in a combiner of the head-up display.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle driver monitoring system

A vehicle driver monitoring system includes a supervisor computerized device and an operator computerized device. The system may also include a key container device.

System for autonomously or partially autonomously driving a vehicle with communication module for obtaining additional information from a vehicle driver and corresponding method

Control commands in a system and method for autonomously driving a vehicle or partially autonomously driving a vehicle are generated on the basis of an environment representation, which is generated from sensor signal of a sensing means. The environment representation where ambiguous objects are identified is such that information obtained from the driver of the vehicle are added.
Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh

System for non-invasive 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.
Automotive Coalition For Traffic Safety, Inc.

Overarching membrane garment

Personal-size instantly-facile light-weight apparatus, configured without umbrella-typical eye-and-face injuring protrusions, the apparatus includes quasi-equatorial membrane structure capable of resting on a person's shoulders, when an attached-thereto arching tensile-supported membrane structure is over the person's head and torso. For use, apparatus unfolds from metastable-flat storage configuration to extended tensile-arched configuration, and user passes his/her head through quasi-equatorial membrane's opening; thereby covering user by overarching membrane structure.

Vehicle driver responsibility factor assessment and broadcast

A vehicle includes one or more controllers that, in response to identification of an accident involving the vehicle, transmit a parameter indicative of a degree to which a driver of the vehicle is at fault for the accident. The parameter is based on data collected by another vehicle that was within a predetermined distance from a location of the vehicle at a time of the accident..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Reflectorless anti-glare lighting assembly for vehicles circulating on public roads

In one embodiment of the invention, a reflectorless anti-glare lighting assembly is provided, which is configured for collimating the emitted light by at least light source by means of a lens with a flat-convex center for projecting the light beam with a variety of intensity zones, the weakest being the hemisphere in the upper part of the beam, for preventing glaring off pedestrians or vehicle drivers. The reflectorless anti-glare lighting assembly is compact, which translates into a significant reduction in costs.
Regner & Asociados Sl

Method of and operating a brake light and turn signal

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for easy configuration and pairing of a bicycle light system. The present invention system provides for a plurality of lights that are configured and able to function independently in different patterns, including but not limited to a left turn signal, and a right turn signal, thus providing a wide array of pattern visibility and patterns that motor vehicle drivers are expecting to see..

Steering wheel control apparatus

A steering wheel control apparatus for controlling driving of a steering wheel of a vehicle includes a steering wheel drive section that drives the steering wheel in accordance with a target value, a shock probability determination section that determines whether the steering wheel may apply a physical shock to a vehicle driver, and a steering wheel driving restriction section that restricts driving of the steering wheel by the steering wheel drive section to reduce the shock applied to the vehicle driver when the shock probability determination section determines that the steering wheel may apply the shock to the vehicle driver.. .
Denso Corporation

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.
Global Ip Holdings, Llc

Mobile communication device determining mode settings of vehicle passengers

A method includes detecting, by a first mobile communication device, a group of mobile communication devices that are in proximity to the first mobile communication device; initiating pairing of each mobile communication device of the group with the first mobile communication device and with each other; providing, by the first mobile communication device, an alphanumeric code to the group of mobile communication devices along with a drive mode disable command; determining that the first mobile communication device is associated with the vehicle driver; and placing the first mobile communication device in drive mode and broadcasting an advertising packet to the other mobile communication devices of the group. The advertising packet contains a disable drive mode command and the alphanumeric code..
Motorola Mobility Llc

Augmented reality system for vehicle blind spot prevention

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing various types of information to a vehicle driver. Such information can be used by the vehicle driver singularly or in conjunction with other information available to the vehicle driver in order to allow the driver to operate the vehicle in an increasingly safe manner and/or to reduce the likelihood of property damage and/or possible bodily injuries to the driver, etc.
Paccar Inc

Systems and methods for on-demand transportation

A system includes a ride-sharing computer to receive an on-demand requests to deliver the items, wherein the computer includes a travel matching module to determine a match between the package and at least one rider, and to generate a carpool proposal directed at a vehicle driver to pool the rider and the package; a local demand aggregation network comprising a computer for inviting a set of neighboring users as a group; purchasing with at least a benefit a plurality of items desired by the group from providers of the items; and contacting the ride-sharing computer to deliver items packed in one or more packages; and a ride-sharing vehicle and with a mobile device coupled to the computer, wherein driver picks up the rider and package based on the carpool proposal.. .

Driver performance metric

Systems and methods for quantifiable assessment of vehicle driver performance based upon objective standards are disclosed. The physical and/or control states of a vehicle are monitored by sensors during a driving trip.
Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Driver awareness sensing and indicator control

An illustrative example embodiment of a system includes object detecting means for providing an indication of an object in a vicinity of a vehicle; at least one indicator means for providing an indication regarding the detected object to a driver; gaze detecting means for providing an indication of the vehicle driver's gaze; brain activity detecting means for providing an indication of the driver's brain activity; and control means for controlling any indication from the indicator means regarding the detected object based upon an indication from the gaze detecting means and the brain activity detecting means corresponding to an estimation of driver awareness of the detected object.. .
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Virtual 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.
Zonar Systems, Inc.

Method and charging station monitoring

A system includes a processor configured to receive indication that a chargeable vehicle is within proximity to a known charging point. The processor is also configured to determine if the charging point is available for immediate use.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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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