Patents Assigned to Here Global B.V.
  • Publication number: 20190219407
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to disambiguate probe points within an ambiguous probe regions to permit more reliable association with a road segment. In regards to a method, probe trajectory identifiers (IDs) of probe points along at least a portion of the first and second branches that lead away from an ambiguous probe region are separately identified and form first and second sets of probe trajectory IDs, respectively. For the ambiguous probe region, the probe trajectory IDs of probe points along a third branch that leads toward the ambiguous probe region are identified and form a third set of probe trajectory IDs. The method also includes classifying probe trajectory IDs from the third set as being associated with the first branch or the second branch in an instance in which the probe trajectory IDs are additionally included in the first set or the second set, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Ole Henry DORUM
  • Patent number: 10354537
    Abstract: An approach is provided for routing an aerial drone while preserving privacy. The approach involves processing model data depicting at least one structure to determine one or more privacy-sensitive features of the at least one structure. The approach also involves calculating line-of-sight data between a route of an aerial drone and the one or more privacy-sensitive features. The approach further involves configuring a routing of the aerial drone based on the line-of sight data when the aerial drone is traveling near the at least one structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Marko Tuukkanen
  • Patent number: 10354526
    Abstract: A method is presented which includes obtaining or holding available map data representing a travel network of road links and determining at least one lane-specific speed profile for a specific lane of at least one selected link of the plurality of links based, at least in part, on perpendicular distances between the selected link as represented by map data and positions represented by a plurality of data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Dongwook Jang, Anton Anastassov
  • Patent number: 10354433
    Abstract: An approach involves receiving pixel-level labeling data for an image depicting at least a portion of a building facade. The pixel-level labeling data labels each of a plurality of pixels of the image as either window pixels or non-window pixels. The approach further involves generating a window pattern based on window size data, window spacing data, or a combination thereof extracted from the pixel-level labeling data. The approach further involves computing a confidence score for the window pattern based on at least one observed value of at least one characteristic of the window pattern or a deviation of the observed value from at least one expected value, and generating an abstract texture based on the window pattern, the confidence score, and/or other probabilistic metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Guangli Wu, Jeffrey Adachi, Antonio Haro
  • Patent number: 10353387
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for grouping a plurality of vehicles together into a platoon and using navigation and other available data to optimize the efficiencies of operating the vehicles together as a platoon. Methods may include receiving a first trip request including a first vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; receiving a second trip request including a second vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; and generating a platooning plan including assignment of platoon leader to the first vehicle identification and a joining location where a vehicle of the first vehicle identification is to form a platoon with a vehicle of the second identification. Methods may include joining the first vehicle and the second vehicle in a secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Gavril Giurgiu, Alex Averbuch, Vladimir Boroditsky, Eric Linder, Dongwook Jang, Anton Anastassov
  • Patent number: 10354200
    Abstract: Methods are provided for modeling mobility based on one or more devices of the user. Methods may include: receiving at least a portion of a first mobility model from a first device, where the first mobility model may be established based on learning algorithms performed on the first device; updating a shared mobility model to become a first shared mobility model based on the at least a portion of the first mobility model; providing the first shared mobility model to the first device; receiving at least a portion of a second mobility model from a second device, where the second mobility model may be established based on learning algorithms performed on the second device; updating the first shared mobility model to become a second shared mobility model based on the at least a portion of the second mobility model; and providing the second shared mobility model to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Dousse, Arshak Grigoryan, Tom Phelan, Dmitry Skripin, Gavin Brown, Nam Tran Duc
  • Patent number: 10352720
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for matching a transit vehicle to a trip. An example method may comprise receiving probe data, the probe data comprising at least one of identity information, location information, or time information corresponding to the transit vehicle, causing placement of the probe data into a queue, wherein a placement in the queue is dependent on how much of the trip the transit vehicle has completed as indicated by the probe data, and causing assignment of the transit vehicle to a single candidate trip from among a set of candidate trips comprising a scheduled arrival time at a next closest stop closest to a calculated arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Leon Stenneth
  • Patent number: 10346683
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for object identification and location correlation based on received images. A method is provided including receiving identity data associated with an object derived from one or more of a plurality of images determining an identity of an object in one or more of the plurality of images, receiving location information associated with a camera which captured the plurality of images, and correlating the identified object with a location for each of the respective images of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Anton Anastassov, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu, Dongwook Jang
  • Patent number: 10339808
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for predicting occupancy of a parking area. A request is received for data relating to occupancy of the parking area. One or more entities within a first predefined distance of the first parking area are identified. Activity classification codes for each of the one or more entities are identified. A predicted occupancy for the parking area is calculated as a function of the activity classification codes. The predicted occupancy for the parking area is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Eric Linder
  • Patent number: 10338190
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains results of measurements by a mobile device on radio signals transmitted by a plurality of transmitters, the results of measurements comprising characteristics of the radio signals at the location of measurement. The apparatus estimates a position of the mobile device based on the obtained results of measurements and based on assistance data including information on expected characteristics of radio signals of various transmitters at various locations. The apparatus matches a distribution of characteristics of radio signals in the obtained results of measurements with a reference distribution of characteristics of radio signals. Alternatively or in addition, the apparatus determines matching transmitters for which characteristics are available in the results of measurements and in the assistance data, and matches a determined expected distribution for the matching transmitters with a predetermined reference distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10337869
    Abstract: A method comprising: collecting a plurality of probe data from a plurality of probe points by a probing device, said probe data comprising at least positional information, a speed vector and a direction of travel of the probing device and a timestamp of recording the probe data at a probe point; and estimating a trajectory of the probing device between two consecutive probe points as a cubic Hermite spline having the positions of said two consecutive probe points as control points and the speed vectors of said two consecutive probe points as control vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Prokop Jehlicka, Daniel Rolf, Hilko Hofmann, Björn Karge
  • Patent number: 10338786
    Abstract: An approach is provided for causing a presentation in an augmented reality user interface for user guidance. The approach involves causing a presentation of one or more indications of one or more parts in an augmented reality user interface, wherein the one or more parts are associated with at least one task. The approach also involves causing a presentation of one or more guides for aligning the one or more indications with the one or more parts in the augmented reality user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Marko Tapio Tuukkanen
  • Patent number: 10339669
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a vertex-based evaluation of polygon similarity. The approach, for instance, involves processing, by a computer vision system, an image to generate a first set of vertices of a first polygon representing an object depicted in the image. The approach also involves for each vertex in the first set of vertices, determining a closest vertex in a second set of vertices of a second polygon, and determining a distance between said each vertex in the first set of vertices and the closest vertex in the second set of vertices. The approach further involves calculating a polygon similarity of the first polygon with respect to the second polygon based on a total of the distance determined for said each vertex in the first set of vertices normalized to a number of vertices in the first set of vertices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Kwant, Anish Mittal, David Lawlor
  • Patent number: 10332391
    Abstract: A plurality of instances of pre-intersection and post-intersection probe data are received. Each instance of pre-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a pre-intersection road segment before traveling through an intersection. Each instance of post-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a post-intersection road segment following traveling through the intersection. Instances of pre-intersection probe data are clustered into pre-intersection clusters based on a post-intersection road segment identified by the corresponding instance of post-intersection probe data. Instances of post-intersection probe data are clustered into post-intersection clusters based on the post-intersection road segment identified thereby. A traffic level indicator is determined for each cluster. A traffic level indicator difference is determined for each pair of corresponding pre-intersection and post-intersection clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10332309
    Abstract: An approach is provided for identifying objects present in mesh representation of a geo-location, generating accurate 3D models for the objects, and aligning the 3D models to their corresponding objects in an application. The approach comprises processing and/or facilitating a processing of textured three-dimensional mesh data in one or more regions of interest to cause, at least in part, a generation of at least one two-dimensional depth image representation. The approach further comprises causing, at least in part, a filtering of the textured three-dimensional mesh data in the one or more regions of interest to remove mesh data below at least one threshold height based, at least in part, on the at least one two-dimensional depth image representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Liu, Jeffrey Adachi, Antonio Haro, Jane MacFarlane
  • Patent number: 10331957
    Abstract: An approach is provided for estimating a vanishing point or horizon in an image depicting one or more lanes of a roadway. The approach involves processing the image to construct one or more lane models of the one or more road lanes depicted in the image. The approach also involves extending the one or more road lanes through the image using the one or more lane models. The approach further involves determining a horizontal line in the image at which a maximum number of the one or more extended road lanes crosses over a minimum horizontal extent of the horizontal line. The approach further involves designating the horizontal line as the horizon of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Kwant, Anish Mittal, Nicholas Pojman, Yangyang Chen
  • Patent number: 10334049
    Abstract: Methods for providing a highly assisted driving (HAD) service include: (a) transmitting telematics sensor data from a vehicle to a remote first server; (b) transmitting at least a portion of the telematics sensor data from the remote first server to a remote second server, wherein the remote second server is configured to execute a HAD application using received telematics sensor data, and wherein the HAD application is configured to output a HAD service result; and (c) transmitting the HAD service result from the remote second server to a client. Apparatuses for providing a HAD service are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Oliver Stenneth, Vladimir Boroditsky, Leo Modica, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu, James Adeyemi Fowe
  • Patent number: 10325373
    Abstract: An approach is provided for constructing polygons for object detection. The approach involves processing, by a computer vision system, an image to generate a cell-based parametric representation of object edges. The representation, for instance, segments the image into cells with each cell including a predicted line segment representing a portion of the object edges, and a predicted centroid of the object. The approach also involves grouping the cells into cell groups based on the predicted line segment for each cell. The approach further involves generating a line to represent each cell group based on the predicted line segment for each cell of each cell group. The approach further involves constructing the polygon to represent the corresponding object based on a half planes coincident with the predicted centroid for at least one cell. Each half plane is created by bisecting a plane with the line generated for each cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Kwant, Anish Mittal, David Lawlor
  • Patent number: 10325490
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a driving condition alert to vehicle drivers and others are disclosed. The alert is provided based on road location and attribute data; real-time, historic, and forecast traffic data; real-time, historic, and forecast weather data; and/or scheduled and unscheduled event data. The alert may include information indicating the reason for the alert provided. In addition, the alert may include a relative scale of hazard (e.g., a scale of 1-10 with 1 representing no hazard and 10 representing the highest hazardous condition). As a result of receiving the alert, the driver may adjust their route or driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy A. McGrath, Matthew G. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 10325489
    Abstract: In one embodiment, dynamic natural guidance is generated for a route between an origin and a destination. A controller receives data indicative of a location of the mobile device and data indicative of at least one movable object detected in a vicinity of the mobile device. The data indicative of at least one movable object may be collected by a camera and analyzed. The analysis may include one or more of image processing techniques, temporal measurement, and tracking of movable objects. The controller generates a guidance command based on the location of the mobile device. The guidance command references the at least one movable object detected in the vicinity of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: William Gale, Joseph Mays