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Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior

Tango Networks

Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior

Inspection device of vehicle driver assistance systems

Inspection device of vehicle driver assistance systems

Date/App# patent app List of recent Vehicle Driver-related patents
05/28/15
20150145658
 Methods and systems for closure notification patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for closure notification
Apparatus are provided for notifying a driver of an open vehicle access. The apparatus includes an electronic control module for informing a vehicle driver that a vehicle access is not secured, the electronic control module configured to determine if a transmission of the vehicle is in either a park status or a neutral status, determine if all keys for the vehicle are located outside a predetermined distance from the vehicle and determine if a displacement sensor indicates that a vehicle access is not closed.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
05/21/15
20150140991
 Automatic identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior patent thumbnailAutomatic 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.
Tango Networks, Inc.
05/14/15
20150134191
 Inspection device of vehicle driver assistance systems patent thumbnailInspection device of vehicle driver assistance systems
An inspection device for vehicle driver assistance systems (dass) mounted on a vehicle may include: i) a frame unit including pillar frames, where vehicles forwardly enter and backwardly exit, at respective corners of a base frame, and an upper frame is coupled to upper end portions of the pillar frames; a correction unit installed at the upper frame such that it is movable in multi-axis directions so as to correct a camera measurement point of a lane departure warning system (ldws) at a front side of the vehicle and configured to display a correction target with respect to the camera as an image; and an inspection unit installed at the upper frame such that it is movable in multi-axis directions so as to check a normal operation of the ldws and configured to display a driving lane as an image.. .
04/30/15
20150120499
 Method and a device for allowing charging of a vehicle driver patent thumbnailMethod and a device for allowing charging of a vehicle driver
A method performed in a managing device for managing charging of an electrical vehicle, the method comprising the steps of retrieving (s2) information on behavior of a counterpart and/or the relationship between a user of the managing device and the counterpart, and comparing (s3) the information to a predetermined set of behavior and relationship scenarios pre-set to the managing device, as well as selecting (s4) an action to be performed by the managing device or the user of the managing device based on which behavior and relationship scenario the information matches or if a match is lacking.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (pul)
04/30/15
20150120339
 Online system for training novice drivers and rating insurance products patent thumbnailOnline system for training novice drivers and rating insurance products
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 one hazard; an internet device that records user viewing locations within the visual presentation, the user viewing locations corresponding to locations within the visual presentation that are viewed by the user during the visual presentation of the continuous drive; a computer analytics device comprising an algorithm that compares the recorded user viewing locations with defined locations of hazards within the visual presentation of the continuous drive, and determines a hazard detection proficiency of the user based at least on the comparison; 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.. .
State Farm Insurance
04/30/15
20150118652
 Method and device for identifying behaviour of a vehicle driver patent thumbnailMethod and device for identifying behaviour of a vehicle driver
The disclosure provides a method, performed in a first communication unit (2). The method comprises the steps of identifying a rewardable behaviour of a driver (10) of a vehicle (9), checking first storing means (6) for a reward that corresponds to the rewardable behaviour, collecting the reward from the first storing means (6), and transmitting the reward to a second communication unit (3) connected to the vehicle (9).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
04/30/15
20150116493
 Method and system for estimating gaze direction of vehicle drivers patent thumbnailMethod and system for estimating gaze direction of vehicle drivers
Methods and systems for continuously monitoring the gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle over time. Video is received, which is captured by a camera associated with, for example, a mobile device within a vehicle, the camera and/or mobile device mounted facing the driver of the vehicle.
Xerox Corporation
04/30/15
20150116133
 Emergency vehicle alert system and method patent thumbnailEmergency vehicle alert system and method
A broadcast notification system for providing alert notifications to vehicle drivers. The system recognizes the vehicle type that it has been installed.
04/23/15
20150109131
 Vehicle driver assist arrangement patent thumbnailVehicle driver assist arrangement
A vehicle driver assist arrangement may include an output unit and a vehicle driver attentiveness assessment arrangement. The vehicle driver attentiveness arrangement may include a host vehicle lane position evaluation unit, a steering wheel torque detection unit, a pedal pressure detecting unit, and a processing unit.
Volvo Car Corporation
04/16/15
20150103388
 Mirror assembly with formed reflective element substrate patent thumbnailMirror assembly with formed reflective element substrate
A vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror head portion and a reflective element having a glass substrate and a mirror reflector coated at a surface of the glass substrate. The reflective element is configured to provide a rearward field of view of at least about 15 degrees relative to a side of the vehicle and provides a substantially undistorted reflected image as viewed by the vehicle driver.
Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.
04/09/15
20150100222

Automated holding a vehicle on a slope


A method for holding a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, on a slope in an automated manner, wherein a vehicle driver allows the vehicle to stop on the slope, wherein the vehicle rolls on the slope in a manner largely uninfluenced by the vehicle driver, and wherein, after this, the vehicle is brought to a hold position in an automated manner. Also, a computer program product, to a processing device or a computer unit, and to a safety device or a safety system, in particular a driver-assistance system, for a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle..
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
03/26/15
20150085122

Vision system for a vehicle


A vision system for providing exterior rear view for a vehicle driver, includes: an image capturing device supported by a hingeable support frame for hinging the image capturing device around a central axis of the vision system for adjusting the view of the vision system.. .
Orlaco Products B.v.
03/19/15
20150081202

Arrangement in a vehicle for providing vehicle driver support, a vehicle, and a providing vehicle driver support


An arrangement, a vehicle and a method for providing vehicle driver support during manual or semi-autonomous driving in a potential overtake scenario are provided. The arrangement includes a detector, a communication unit arranged to receive from a preceding vehicle information of a probable route of the preceding vehicle based on at least one of preceding vehicle historical route information and preceding vehicle navigation system information, a processing unit arranged to determine, for one or more routes ahead of the host vehicle, the probability that the preceding vehicle will drive along the one or more route, to process the received information into a format suitable for display, and to display the processed information, thereby providing support to the vehicle driver..
Volvo Car Corporation
03/19/15
20150081168

Systems and methods for illumination control and distribution during a vehicle bank


A bank angle of a vehicle can be accurately calculated using yaw axis data and roll axis data, and based on the calculated bank angle, vehicle illumination optics can be controlled to maintain a pattern of distributed light from the illumination optics to be generally horizontal. The calculated bank angle may be zeroed when the yaw axis data equals zero.
03/12/15
20150073674

Vehicle traction control method, system, controller and vehicle with such a system


A vehicle control strategy provides for automatically controlled movement from rest with deliberate wheel slip to maximize thrust. Different wheel slip conditions are provided for different terrain types.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
03/12/15
20150070502

Vehicle display apparatus


A vehicle display apparatus includes: a first display device that displays a first virtual image at a position of a first distance from an eye position of a vehicle driver to forward of the vehicle; and a second display device that displays a second virtual image at a position of a second distance shorter than the first distance from the eye position of the vehicle driver to forward of the vehicle. The first display device displays a captured image output from an image pickup device that captures an image of the surroundings of the vehicle as the first virtual image..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150070178

Real-time vehicle driver performance monitoring


Real-time vehicle driver performance monitoring uses a plurality of sensors operated in a vehicle, each generating a real-time data stream comprising data corresponding to operation of the vehicle by the vehicle's driver. A computing device (such as an in-vehicle computer) processes the generated data stream from each of the plurality of sensors to determine whether the operation of the vehicle triggers any of a plurality of predetermined operational alert triggers.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/12/15
20150070160

Method and arrangement for handover warning in a vehicle having autonomous driving capabilities


A method and arrangement are described for handover warning in a vehicle having autonomous driving capabilities and a vehicle controller configured to control unmanned autonomous travel. A processor may be configured to monitor if there is a need to transition from unmanned autonomous travel to manual control of the vehicle.
Volvo Car Corporation
03/05/15
20150066543

Methods for facilitating a motor vehicle insurance exchange and devices thereof


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and an insurance exchange device that obtains at least historical risk event data and telematic data for at least one motor vehicle driver in response to a received request for an insurance underwriting offer for the motor vehicle driver(s). The at least one motor vehicle driver can be an individual driver, in which case the request can be received from a consumer customer, or a plurality of motor vehicle drivers, in which case the request can be received from a commercial customer representing a fleet of vehicles and associated drivers, for example.
Interactive Driving Systems, Inc.
03/05/15
20150066542

Methods for facilitating predictive modeling for motor vehicle driver risk and devices thereof


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and a performance data management device that collates driver performance data for generating a predictive model of risk associated with insuring a motor vehicle driver. The driver performance data comprises at least historical risk event data and telematic data for a plurality of motor vehicle drivers.
Interactive Driving Systems, Inc
03/05/15
20150066238

Systems and methods for controlling vehicle ignition using biometric data


A push-to-start ignition device measures biometric information of a driver to control activation of vehicle ignition. The push-to-start switch includes a touchpad that senses, using capacitive sensors, a vehicle driver's finger and provides signals using one or a combination of lights, audio, and haptic feedback to guide the vehicle driver into a suitable position for measuring the biometric characteristic.
Automotive Coalition For Traffic Safety, Inc.
03/05/15
20150064659

Methods for motor vehicle driver risk reduction and devices thereof


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and a driver intervention device that obtains an indication of a risk event associated with a motor vehicle driver. At least one human factor of the motor vehicle driver that contributed to the risk event is retrieved based on a correlation with the indicated risk event.
Interactive Driving Systems, Inc.
03/05/15
20150062469

Adaptive spectacles for motor vehicle drivers or passengers


Adaptive glasses for drivers or passengers of a motor vehicle, the glasses comprising lenses having a screen whose coefficient of transmission is variable between a maximum value (ctmax) and a minimum value (ctmin). According to one embodiment of the invention, the coefficient of transmission (ct) of the glasses lenses (28) is controlled according to a wireless communication protocol..
Valeo Vision
02/05/15
20150035353

Method for operating a brake system and a brake system


A method and system for operating a motor vehicle brake system, actuated in a “brake-by-wire” operating mode both by the vehicle driver and also independent of the vehicle driver, preferably operated in the “brake-by-wire” operating mode, and which can be operated in at least one fall-back operating mode, in which only operation by the vehicle driver is possible. The brake system has an electrohydraulic pressure and volume setting device, which electronically emits a brake system pressure under control, and a pressure modulation unit having, for each wheel brake, inlet and outlet valves for setting wheel-specific brake pressures.
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
01/22/15
20150023036

Adjustable elevated light for transportation vehicles


An adjustable, elevated and externally mounted lighting device (21) for vehicles such as school busses (22) and other types of vehicles, that provides a pool of light (23) to passenger loading and unloading areas for better visibility of passengers, vehicle drivers, and other vehicle operators in the vicinity during hours of darkness. The light's adjustability, combined with a diffused lens (29), provides a broad and bright pool of light (23) without obstructing passenger visibility or driver use of side mirrors (30).
01/22/15
20150021134

Current transmission device for charging electrical energy stores of vehicles at overhead charging stations


The invention relates to a vehicle-side current transmission device (4) for the stationary charging of electrical energy stores of vehicles (7) at charging stations by means of current-supplying contact surfaces (13, 14, 14) arranged above the vehicle (7), wherein a charge current collector (4) formed as an articulated arm system (4) is designed to be multi-pole and has, for making stationary contact with the current-supplying contact surfaces (13, 14, 15), at least two electrical contact elements (1, 2, 3) isolated from one another, which transmit different electrical phases. On the basis of the present invention, the charge current collector is used to create a current transmission device which enables at least two or a plurality of electrical contacts to be made via one single current collector, said electrical contacts being able to transmit different electrical phases while grounding the vehicle at the same time.
Schunk Bahn-und Industrietechnik Gmbh
01/15/15
20150015386

Warning device and warning a vehicle driver of a motor vehicle


A warning device in a motor vehicle is provided for warning a vehicle driver as a function of a triggering signal of a driver assistance system in response to a certain event requiring a driver take-over. In this case, a mobile terminal is present in the vehicle, which can be connected with the driver assistance system and has a corresponding program module, by which the unrestricted use of the mobile terminal is basically permitted, but which, interrupts the unrestricted use and outputs a warning signal, prompting the driver to take over when the triggering signal is received..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
01/08/15
20150012182

Method and device for assisting a driver of a vehicle in a bottleneck


A method for assisting a vehicle driver in a bottleneck, including the tasks of reading in, evaluating, and providing. In the reading in, a piece of information about a negotiable corridor in the bottleneck, a piece of information about an instantaneous trajectory of the vehicle in the bottleneck, and a piece of information about a steering torque which is presently applied by the driver to a steering of the vehicle are read in.
Robert Bosch Gmbh
01/01/15
20150006018

Detecting operating mode of hybrid vehicles


A method for detecting the operating mode of a hybrid vehicle using roadside cameras, said method including the analysis of thermal images of parts of the vehicle and/or exhaust fumes, in combination with associated images of the number plates obtained using visual camera(s) operating in synchronism with said thermal camera and used for vehicle make inference and driver identification. The inferred make of the car is used for aforementioned analysis of thermal images.
Fujitsu Limited
12/25/14
20140379246

Vehicle driver-model controller with energy economy rating adjustments


A controller with energy economy rating (eer) calibration logic is configured to adjust a look-ahead time and feed-forward mapping window for vehicle controls according to eer.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
12/18/14
20140372152

System and calculating the pricing of credit based on engagement with a driver programme


A system and method of calculating the pricing of credit based on engagement with a driver programme includes receiving data including information relating to the compliance of a driver in a plurality of programme areas related to motor vehicle driver behaviours and storing the data in a database. Points are awarded to the driver wherein the points allocated are related to the compliance of the driver in the programme areas and the points allocated are used as one factor to calculate the pricing of credit for the driver wherein the higher the degree of compliance with the programme the cheaper the pricing of the credit..
Discovery Limited
12/18/14
20140371987

Reconfigurable steering wheel with visual feedback related to vehicle systems


An automotive vehicle steering wheel having at least one touch screen display associated therewith is disclosed. The touch screen display is configured to: (i) display interactive icons, each indicative of an associated vehicle functionality, (ii) receive selective input from a vehicle driver touching the icons to control said associated functionality; and (iii) selectively display passive information directed to the operation of the vehicle..
Ford Global Technologies Llc
12/11/14
20140365062

Method and changing an autonomously travelling motor vehicle to a safe state


A method and an apparatus for changing a motor vehicle in an autonomous travel mode to a safe state when the driver of the motor vehicle is not able to monitor the autonomous travel mode and to assume control of the motor vehicle. The vehicle driver is warned using warning signals of increasing intensity; other road users in the area surrounding the motor vehicle are warned using optical and/or acoustic signals; the motor vehicle is braked and/or accelerated repeatedly such that parts of the body of the vehicle driver noticeably move in the direction of travel owing to inertia (the braking and/or acceleration being so brief that the travel speed of the motor vehicle changes relatively little); and the motor vehicle is brought to a standstill or is kept at a standstill by automatic braking in order to change the vehicle to a safe state..
12/04/14
20140358423

Method and automatically warning driver to take a break


A driver caution threshold that varies by time of day and/or by driver activity load factor is compared a vehicle driver's activity. Responsive to a determination that vehicle driver's activity violates the driver caution threshold, a prompt to take a break and/or directions to a nearby restaurant are presented..
11/13/14
20140336895

Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain


A method and system is disclosed 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..
11/13/14
20140336844

Third-order polynomial-based course prediction for driver assistance functions


Methods and systems for performing vehicle driver assistance. One method includes determining, at a controller, whether the vehicle is steering toward a drive-straight state and when the vehicle is steering toward the drive-straight state, calculating, at the controller, a predicted course trajectory using a third order polynomial.
11/06/14
20140328248

Vehicle driver identification using portable device


A network device associates a fleet vehicle with a driver of it. The network device receives customer input associating a group of media access control (mac) addresses of portable devices with driver identifiers and stores, in a memory, the mac addresses associated with the driver identifiers.
10/30/14
20140324290

Traction and cornering properties of a motor vehicle


A method for controlling cornering of a motor vehicle having a front wheel drive and an electronically controllable locking differential. A motion model of the motor vehicle is calculated on the basis of the control inputs of a vehicle driver, a lateral movement parameter of the motor vehicle is measured.
10/16/14
20140309816

Method and device for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle


A method and apparatus for modifying the configuration of a driving assistance system of a motor vehicle includes, during operation in an autopilot mode, detecting that a vehicle driver makes a control input counter to vehicle control directed by the driving assistance system. Data relating to driving conditions existing when the driver made the control input is logged onboard the vehicle and transmitted to an off-board central communications platform.
10/16/14
20140307344

Clear bezel


A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure.
10/09/14
20140300690

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.
09/18/14
20140267398

Augmented reality heads up display (hud) for yield to pedestrian safety cues


An augmented reality driver system, device, and method safely guide a vehicle driver to yield to pedestrians. A vehicle navigator determines a turn lane based upon proximity to a vehicle.
09/18/14
20140267263

Augmented reality heads up display (hud) for left turn safety cues


A method, augmented reality driving system and device safely guide a vehicle driver to perform a left turn. A vehicle navigator detects a left turn based upon proximity and speed for a vehicle.
09/11/14
20140257628

Steering-wheel-hold detection for lane keeping assist feature


A system and method for determining whether a vehicle driver is holding a steering wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle will include an electric power steering (eps) system and may include an active front steering (afs) system.
09/11/14
20140253310

Human machine interface


A method and system provides a human machine interface configured to provide a vehicle driver with an appropriate easy to understand information to perform driving maneuvers safely. The human machine interface provides the driver with safety information for performing a driving maneuver.
09/04/14
20140247328

Terrain visualization for a vehicle and vehicle driver


A visualization technique for a vehicle and a vehicle driver combines a forward facing video camera and a forward facing time of flight camera. The outputs of the camera are combined to provide the vehicle driver with an augmented reality display, whereby topographical features can be identified in relation to the vehicle even if out of line of sight of the driver..
08/28/14
20140240112

Method and tracking device connection and state change


A system includes a processor configured to determine if a vehicle computing system (vcs) has been placed in a monitoring mode. The processor is also configured to detect and log the connection or disconnection of any remote devices.
08/21/14
20140235216

Using bodycom to modify the configuration of a device based upon context


Context of a device is controlled by a short-range wireless connectivity technology that uses the human body to transport wireless signals that may be easily distinguished between proximate locations, e.g., a vehicle driver location and a passenger location. The devices that communicate with this short-range wireless connectivity technology must be within a few centimeters of a user's body.
08/21/14
20140232851

M-atv driver's vision augmentation system


Video aids are disclosed to assist vehicle drivers for all phases of vehicle control and driving conditions. In one exemplary embodiment, a driver's vision augmentation system is flexibly configured for installation on virtually any vehicle for real-time video display to the vehicle driver of each tire's contact with the ground.
08/21/14
20140232537

Method and device for signaling the presence of a potential obstacle, such as a pedestrian, to a vehicle driver, and in particular a machine driver


Disclosed is a method for signaling the presence of a potential obstacle, such as a pedestrian (p) to a vehicle driver (v), in particular a machine driver, wherein each obstacle (p) is provided with a transmitter (em) capable of outputting a presence signal of the obstacle, and including two at least substantially orthogonal transmitting antennas (a1, a2) and power supply device (1-5) suitable for outputting in-phase quadrature signals to the antennas, and each vehicle (v) is provided with a receiver (re) including two at least substantially orthogonal receiving antennas (ax, ay).. .
08/21/14
20140230760

Freeze detecting device for active shutter of vehicle


A freeze detecting device for an active shutter of a vehicle includes an engine control unit that outputs an opening signal, opens an active shutter, takes in travelling wind to an engine compartment, and inhibits heat damage when an external air temperature is at or below a freezing determination temperature and also a load state is high. On the other hand, when an opening signal is output from the engine control unit but the active shutter does not perform an opening action, a determination of being frozen solid is made, a warning is displayed on the display to warn the vehicle driver..
08/14/14
20140229108

Systems and methods for off-board voice-automated vehicle navigation


A system for providing navigational information to a vehicle driver. An on-board system is disposed on a vehicle and processes and transmits to a data center, via a wireless link, spoken requests from a vehicle driver requesting navigational information.
08/14/14
20140226009

Trailer hitching aid system for vehicle


A tow hitching aid system for a vehicle includes a camera, at least one ultrasonic sensor, a display screen and a control. The camera has a rearward field of view that encompasses a vehicle hitching element.
08/07/14
20140221170

Multi-functional weighted exercise assisting device


A multi-functional weighted exercise assisting device has a housing, a weight mounted in the housing, a first illuminating assembly mounted on one end of the housing, and an additional assembly mounted on the other end of the housing. The additional assembly may be a second illuminating assembly or a rope assembly.
08/07/14
20140218268

Vehicle head-up display arrangement


A vehicle head-up display arrangement is provided that may include a projection unit, a vehicle driver eye position estimation unit and a detecting unit arranged to detect traffic signs and their location in relation to the vehicle, and a processing unit arranged to determine a content of the traffic signs. The processing unit is further arranged to determine relevance of content of the traffic signs.
07/24/14
20140207342

Method and 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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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 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.


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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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