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 Method and  plug-in wireless safety devices patent thumbnailMethod and plug-in wireless safety devices
An aftermarket vehicle communications device that that is part of a v2x communications system. The device can be a plug-in device, a wireless device separate from the vehicle, such as a key fob, wearable or a smart phone, or a permanent retrofit device mounted to the vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


 Freight vehicle monitoring using telecommunications data patent thumbnailFreight vehicle monitoring using telecommunications data
A method for freight vehicle monitoring includes obtaining historical telecommunications data, performing vehicle location identification using the historical telecommunications data, wherein performing the vehicle location identification comprises using a machine learning based algorithm to determine one or more meaningful vehicle locations, identifying, based on the one or more meaningful vehicle locations, if one or more telecommunications devices are those of a freight vehicle occupant, and tracking a location of the one or more telecommunications devices identified as those of a freight vehicle occupant.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


 Content display on moving vehicles patent thumbnailContent display on moving vehicles
Systems and methods are provided for displaying content on a vehicle with at least one display device coupled to a frame member and extending to the right or left of the license plate receiving area of the vehicle. Content is selected and altered as desired, including based on user preferences and/or vehicle location..

 System and  no-turn-on-red reminder patent thumbnailSystem and no-turn-on-red reminder
A vehicle includes a navigation system configured to output a vehicle location and an intersection location at which a turn on red is prohibited. The vehicle includes a controller programmed to, in response to the vehicle location being in proximity to the intersection location and data being indicative of a driver intention to turn at the intersection, output an indicator to inform a driver that the turn on red is prohibited..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Filtering road traffic condition data obtained from mobile data sources patent thumbnailFiltering road traffic condition data obtained from mobile data sources
Techniques are described for assessing road traffic conditions in various ways based on obtained traffic-related data, such as data samples from vehicles and other mobile data sources traveling on the roads, as well as in some situations data from one or more other sources (such as physical sensors near to or embedded in the roads). The assessment of road traffic conditions based on obtained data samples may include various filtering and/or conditioning of the data samples, and various inferences and probabilistic determinations of traffic-related characteristics from the data samples.
Inrix Inc.,


 Vehicle location assistance assembly patent thumbnailVehicle location assistance assembly
A vehicle location assistance assembly includes a base that has a top side and a bottom side. A post is attached to the top side of the base.

 Traffic control system and  use patent thumbnailTraffic control system and use
An automated traffic control process and system providing automatic remote monitoring the locations of one or more remote vehicles, determining which vehicles fall within one or more preference categories, and if a vehicle in a particular preference category is detected as approaching a remote intersection, issuing a preemption instruction to a traffic signal controller for the remote intersection. Various other process and system features can include one or more among: monitoring numerous vehicles and intersections, vehicle location monitoring, categorization, and issuance of preemption instructions on a centralized computing system; safety or other condition assessment and control of issuance of signaling instructions accordingly; determination of whether one or more the traffic intersection signaling controller should be operating according to one among differing hierarchical condition categories, and issuance of instructions causing remote traffic signaling to lock in a particular state, such as, for example in a right of way state..
Haws Corporation


 Legal document delivery system patent thumbnailLegal document delivery system
A system for facilitating delivery of legal documents has a driver gps unit positioned near a driver vehicle configured to determine the location of the driver vehicle and transmit the location to a backoffice application through a network, a driver interface configured to show delivery job information and enable a driver to accept one or more jobs, a tenant interface, for requesting delivery of a legal document, wherein the tenant interface is configured to transmit a request to the backoffice application, and the backoffice application for processing a request, configured to provide delivery job information comprising the pickup address and destination address to the driver, and configured to provide the driver vehicle location to the tenant interface, wherein the backoffice application records a custody chain for the legal document.. .

 Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on a touch-sensitive device patent thumbnailSystems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on a touch-sensitive device
Systems and methods for proactively assisting users with accurately locating a parked vehicle are disclosed herein. An example method includes: automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining that a user of the electronic device is in a vehicle that has come to rest at a geographic location.
Apple Inc.


 Wireless communication devices carry out processes to pay tolls patent thumbnailWireless communication devices carry out processes to pay tolls
A wireless communication device disposed on a moving vehicle. The wireless communication device further includes a geographic location determination processor for determining a geographic location on a city map.

Vehicle safety alert system

A vehicle safety alert system. The system includes a controller disposed within a vehicle and a plurality of transmitters disposed along a roadway.

Vehicle convergence analysis based on sparse location data

A method for vehicle convergence analysis based on a plurality of sparse location data is provided. The method may include obtaining a plurality of vehicle location data.
International Business Machines Corporation

Controlling speech recognition systems based on radio station availability

A system and method of controlling an automatic speech recognition (asr) system includes: determining the location of a vehicle; identifying terrestrial radio stations in a database that are within a range of the vehicle location based on geographic locations of the terrestrial radio stations stored in the database; and altering the content of a speech grammar used by the asr system to process speech received in the vehicle that requests a terrestrial radio station.. .
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Toll history recording

A telematics device, which is unrelated to an electronic toll collection (etc) system, includes a processor, a location mechanism and a wireless interface to an outside server. The telematics device periodically monitors the location of the vehicle using the location mechanism and automatically activates a tracking function when the most recent location corresponds to a first predetermined location.
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless

Vehicle application store for console

The present disclosure is directed to an application store on board a vehicle. The application store contains, in one configuration, a plurality of applications for installation on an on board computer of the vehicle, with the applications provided to the vehicle operator being provided to the operator being based on predetermined types of information related to the vehicle, its state, operation, and/or configuration, vehicle location, vehicle type, make, model, and/or year of manufacture, and/or occupant(s) and/or occupant(s) of other vehicles..
Autoconnect Holdings Llc

Proximity-based vehicle location alerts

Arrangements related to proximity-based vehicle location alerts are described. A vehicle can include a location signaling mode.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Location-controlled wi-fi module

A system and method of controlling wi-fi module operation based on vehicle location includes: detecting at a vehicle a geopolitical identifier broadcast by a wireless carrier system; determining whether operational settings of the wi-fi module conform to operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier; and changing the operational settings of the wi-fi module when not conforming to the operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier.. .
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Vehicle location accuracy

A controller may maintain a last-known vehicle location, and, when satellite-positioning data is unavailable from a satellite-based positioning-system module, utilize compass data and stability control data to estimate a current vehicle location from the last-known vehicle location. The controller may avoid use of the compass data to estimate the current vehicle location when the vehicle is accelerating or decelerating in east or west headings..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle localization and transmission method and system using a plurality of communication methods

A vehicle localization system and method uses a hybrid communication layer. The system and method detect a vehicle location and transmit the vehicle location to an application layer using a plurality of communication methods.
Umm Al-qura Univeristy

Apparatus and in-vehicle location of a mobile device

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus including a controller that is electrically coupled to a plurality of transceivers within a vehicle for enabling bi-directional wireless communication via bluetooth low energy (ble) between the controller and an occupant communication device (ocd). The controller is further configured to: transmit an advertisement signal indicative of the vehicle being in motion from each transceiver to the ocd via ble and to receive, at each transceiver, a scan request signal from the ocd via ble at a first power level.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Vehicle location indicator

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to provide an indication of a location of a first vehicle. In some examples, a processor may receive a request for the location of the first vehicle that includes an identification of the first vehicle.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Method and dynamic position reporting rate determination

A system includes a processor configured to receive a geo-fence definition defining a geographic perimeter or point. The processor is also configured to receive a vehicle location.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Systems and methods for vehicle resource management

Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media provide for allocating vehicle resources to future vehicle requirements. In some embodiments, allocating a vehicle resource to a vehicle requirement may be based on an iterative analysis of candidate vehicle resources using one or more of: a suitability of a candidate vehicle resource to fulfil the vehicle requirement, a journey time from a vehicle location to a start location, and/or a start time for the vehicle requirement..
Addison Lee Limited

Spatial clustering of vehicle probe data

A method and apparatus for identifying parking areas may include identifying a plurality of coordinates representing vehicle spatial data, partitioning the plurality of coordinates into at least two groups of vehicle locations based on at least one condition existing when the plurality of coordinates was identified, clustering the vehicle spatial data for a first group of the at least two groups of vehicle locations based on proximity, comparing dimensions of the clustered vehicle spatial data for the first group with other location data within the vehicle transportation network information, and defining a respective location of the clustered vehicle spatial data as a parking area of a plurality of parking areas. Each parking area is associated with a respective location in a vehicle transportation network.
Nissan North America, Inc.

Location and event capture circuitry to facilitate remote vehicle location predictive modeling when global positioning is unavailable

Disclosed are a device and/or a method of location and event capture circuitry to facilitate remote vehicle location predictive modeling when global positioning is unavailable. In one embodiment, a predictive circuit of a vehicle includes event detection circuitry to initiate a timer circuit of the vehicle when a wheel of the vehicle is in a stationary state beyond threshold amount of time during an event; an event categorization circuitry to monitor a telemetry data of the vehicle to assign a category to the event; a data communication circuitry to communicate the event, the category, and/or a set of other events and categories to a predictive recommendation server on a periodic basis; and a repossession detection circuitry to determine that the vehicle is pending repossession based on the event, the category, the set of other events and categories, and/or a message communicated from the predictive recommendation server to the predictive circuit..

Systems and methods for alerting drivers of approaching emergency vehicles

A computer-implemented method for alerting passenger vehicles of approaching emergency vehicles is implemented by an alert management computing device. The method includes receiving an emergency vehicle alert request message from an emergency vehicle transmitter, receiving passenger vehicle location data from a plurality of passenger vehicle user computing devices located in a plurality of passenger vehicles, wherein the passenger vehicle location data includes a present passenger vehicle location and a present passenger vehicle trajectory, identifying an alert zone for the emergency vehicle based on the present emergency vehicle location and the present emergency vehicle trajectory, identifying a vehicle zone for each of the plurality of passenger vehicles, identifying a subset of the passenger vehicles within the alert zone by comparing each vehicle zone to the alert zone, and transmitting a warning to the subset of passenger vehicles via the passenger vehicle user computing devices..

Vehicle swap and driver statistics

A ride-swap server may receive vehicle location information; and when vehicle swap information indicates a pending vehicle swap between a first vehicle assigned to a first user and a second vehicle assigned to a second user, provide a location of the first vehicle to a mobile device of the second user and provide a location of the second vehicle to a mobile device of the first user. A vehicle information server may receive vehicle information from a plurality of vehicles; identify, according to vehicle swap information, a swap start time of a user swapping from a first vehicle to a second vehicle; and compile driving statistics for the user using the vehicle information from the first vehicle before the swap start time and from the second vehicle after the swap start time..
Myine Electronics, Inc.

Preemptive ev battery pack temperature control system

A system for thermally pre-conditioning a vehicle's battery pack prior to vehicle departure is provided. The system, after determining that the vehicle is off and/or the driver has left the car, monitors a variety of conditions corresponding to both the vehicle and the driver in order to determine the probability of the driver requiring near-term use of the car.
Atieva, Inc.

Method of operating a preemptive ev battery pack temperature control system

A method of thermally pre-conditioning a vehicle's battery pack prior to vehicle departure is provided. The system, after determining that the vehicle is off and/or the driver has left the car, monitors a variety of conditions corresponding to both the vehicle and the driver in order to determine the probability of the driver requiring near-term use of the car.
Atieva, Inc.

Method of operating a preemptive vehicle temperature control system

A method of thermally pre-conditioning a vehicle's passenger cabin prior to vehicle departure is provided. The system, after determining that the vehicle is off and/or the driver has left the car, monitors a variety of conditions corresponding to both the vehicle and the driver in order to determine the probability of the driver requiring near-term use of the car.
Atieva, Inc.

Preemptive vehicle temperature control system

A system for thermally pre-conditioning a vehicle's passenger cabin prior to vehicle departure is provided. The system, after determining that the vehicle is off and/or the driver has left the car, monitors a variety of conditions corresponding to both the vehicle and the driver in order to determine the probability of the driver requiring near-term use of the car.
Atieva, Inc.

Method for charging an accumulator incorporated in an electrical motor vehicle

A method for charging an accumulator in an electrical motor vehicle includes connecting the accumulator to a low voltage power outlet connected to a power supply network. A counter identifier of a stationary electric meter that measures electrical energy supplied by the energy supply network via the power outlet is transmitted to a central computer.

Method and apparatus analysis of event-related media

A communication system is provided that analyzes event-related media by correlating various media content based on the media being time-wise proximate to each other. Thereby, the communication system provides an informational tool for law enforcement agencies to correlate different media that all relate to a same event, such as subject matter media with related discussion media.

On board vehicle media controller

The present disclosure describes a microprocessor executable network controller operable to cache media intended for a vehicle occupant in response to a vehicle state change, vehicle function, change in vehicle location, actual or expected change in a signal parameter associated with a selected channel and/or request by the vehicle occupant and/or a signal source.. .

Collision-avoidance system and method

A method and apparatus for avoiding collisions of moving vehicles uses a position and motion locating system to track vehicle location and motion within a preconfigured operational zone. Each of a plurality of operational vehicles has a positioning device that communicates with a server to track the location and movement of each vehicle.

Processing unit for vehicle air conditioner warning, warning device and warning method

A processing unit, method, and device for vehicle air conditioner warning are disclosed. The processing unit is configured to judge a ventilation state of the current vehicle location based on positioning satellite signals, to judge an operation state of the vehicle engine based on information, to judge a running state of the vehicle based on information received, to judge a using state of the air conditioner based on information, to judge a vehicle door/window opening/closing state based on information, and to determine that there is a potential risk of poisoning and initiate the warning element when all the following conditions are met: the ventilation state at the current vehicle location is bad, the engine is in operation, the vehicle is in a stopped state or runs at a low speed, the air conditioner is being used, and all the doors and windows of the vehicle are closed..
Bosch Automotive Products (suzhou) Co., Ltd.

System and pairing passengers and in-vehicle equipment

A system for pairing a passenger having a mobile device with a vehicle is provided. The system includes a link manager located remote from the vehicle, wherein the link manager receives information from a fleet of vehicles and a plurality of passengers.
Creative Mobile Technologies, Llc

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.

Advertisement providing system and method thereof

An advertisement providing system may include a telematics terminal and a telematics server. The telematics server may include a communication server configured to perform wireless communication with the telematics terminal; a database server including a map database, a traffic light database, an advertisement database, and a user database; and a processing server configured to determine whether a vehicle is in a stopped state based on vehicle location information, and calculate an expected amount of stopped time of the vehicle based on the vehicle location information and information stored in the database server when the vehicle is in the stopped state.
Hyundai Motor Company

Method and interactive vehicle service reception

A system includes a processor configured to retrieve an appointment from a service appointment schedule. The processor is also configured to contact a vehicle associated with the retrieved appointment and determine if the vehicle is on-site at a service location.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Method and predictive driving-mode learning and enablement

A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle location and to access driver-specific driving-mode-change data for the vehicle location. The processor is also configured to determine, based on the accessed data, if a vehicle driving-mode-change has previously occurred at the vehicle location and context a sufficient number of times to cross a predefined threshold and, if so, to automatically change a vehicle driving-mode to the driving-mode associated with the previous driving-mode-change..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

On board vehicle remote control module

The present disclosure describes a microprocessor executable diagnostic module operable to receive, from a vehicle component, a signal regarding a warning and/or error and select a destination for the signal from a plurality of destinations, the plurality of destinations comprising one or more of a vehicle input/output system to present the warning and/or error to a vehicle occupant, an emergency service provider, an emergency responder, a manufacturer of the vehicle, a service facility located in proximity to a current vehicle location, and a remotely located diagnostic service to diagnose a cause of the warning and/or error signal.. .
Autoconnect Holdings Llc

Vehicle with automated parking management device

There is provided a vehicle having a vehicle identifier comprising a vehicle parking management device for detecting a parking position of the vehicle, determining the location of the vehicle, and generating and transmitting to a server via a wireless data network a parking notification comprising the vehicle location and the vehicle identifier when the vehicle is in a parking position for purpose of paying a parking tariff or controlling the payment of the parking tariff by the traffic authorities.. .

Automated vehicle parking payment monitoring system

There is provided an automated parking payment control system adapted to receive a parking notification comprising vehicle identification information and vehicle location, to determine a parking zone of the vehicle based on the vehicle location, to determine a parking tariff based on the parking zone, to determine whether the parking tariff is paid and to issue a fine in association with the vehicle if the parking tariff is determined to be unpaid. The parking notification is generated automatically without human interaction using a vehicle parking management device connected to the vehicle..

Automated vehicle parking payment system

There is provided an automated parking payment system adapted to receive a parking notification comprising vehicle identification information and vehicle location, to determine a parking zone of the vehicle based on the vehicle location, to determine a parking tariff based on the parking zone, and to pay the parking tariff in association with the vehicle. The parking notification is generated automatically without human interaction using a vehicle parking management device connected to the vehicle..

Vehicle parking management device

Vehicle parking management device comprising an information storage unit adapted to store vehicle identification information allowing to identify the vehicle; a vehicle tracking unit adapted to determine and transmit a location of the vehicle; a vehicle status detection unit adapted to determine a status of the vehicle allowing for determining if the vehicle is in a parking position; a communication unit adapted to be connected to a remote parking management server via a data network; and a vehicle parking management unit adapted to be connected to the information storage unit, to the vehicle tracking unit, to the vehicle status detection unit and to the communication unit for determining if the vehicle is in a parking position and for generating and transmitting to the remote parking management server a parking notification comprising the vehicle identification information and the vehicle location if the vehicle is determined to be in a parking position.. .

Automated parking management system

There is provided a parking management system comprising a vehicle parking management device adapted to be mounted on a vehicle having a vehicle identifier for detecting a parking position of the vehicle, determining the location of the vehicle, and generating and transmitting via a wireless data network a parking notification comprising the vehicle location and the vehicle identifier when the vehicle is in a parking position; and a server adapted to be connected to the vehicle parking management device via the wireless data network for receiving the parking notification, determining a parking zone of the vehicle based on the vehicle location, determining a parking tariff based on the parking zone, and for paying the parking tariff or issuing a fine in association with the vehicle if the parking tariff is determined not to be paid. There is further provided a vehicle equipped with such a vehicle parking management device..

Method and system of monitoring emergency vehicles

A method of monitoring emergency vehicles includes generating host vehicle information with a navigation unit, the host vehicle information including a host vehicle location and a host vehicle heading, receiving emergency vehicle information with a receiver, the emergency vehicle information including an emergency vehicle emergency status, an emergency vehicle location and an emergency vehicle heading, determining with a controller a distance between the host vehicle location and the emergency vehicle location, determining with the controller whether the distance between host vehicle and the emergency vehicle is decreasing, and performing a mitigation operation, when the distance between host vehicle and the emergency vehicle is decreasing, and the distance between host vehicle and the emergency vehicle is a threshold distance or less.. .
Nissan North America, Inc.

Method and system of monitoring passenger buses

A method of monitoring passenger buses includes generating host vehicle information with a navigation unit, the host vehicle information including a host vehicle location and a host vehicle heading, receiving passenger bus information with a receiver, the passenger bus information including an passenger bus status, a passenger bus location and a passenger bus heading, determining with a controller a distance between the host vehicle location and the passenger bus location, determining with the controller whether the distance between host vehicle location and the passenger bus location is decreasing, and performing a mitigation operation, when the distance between host vehicle location and the passenger bus location is decreasing, and the distance between host vehicle location and the passenger bus location is a threshold distance or less.. .
Nissan North America, Inc.

Control system and control vehicle anti-theft

A control method for vehicle anti-theft is provided. The control method includes: identifying whether a smart key matches with a vehicle when a trigger of the vehicle is activated; generating a vehicle location data when the smart key matches with the vehicle; receiving a smart key location data; calculating a distance between the smart key and the vehicle according to the vehicle location data and the smart key location data; determining whether the distance between the smart key and the vehicle is within a predefined distance; and unlocking the vehicle when the distance between the smart key and the vehicle is within the predefined distance..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Crowd sourcing exterior vehicle images of traffic conditions

An apparatus and method for crowd sourcing current traffic conditions using an image sensor on a vehicle to record traffic conditions at the vehicle location, date and time stamp the images, and transmit the images along with selected vehicle operating conditions and vehicle coordinates through a network to a central crowd sourcing traffic condition control. The control stores the images and, upon receiving an image request from a vehicle, transmits traffic condition images to the requesting vehicle through the network for a specified roadway segment.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.s.a., Inc.



Vehicle Location topics:
  • Vehicle Location
  • Augmented Reality
  • Navigation
  • Communications
  • Executable
  • Microprocessor
  • Networking
  • Social Networking
  • Social Network
  • Objective C
  • Calibration
  • Global Positioning System
  • Communication System
  • Imaging System
  • Data Logger


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