Patents Assigned to Here Global B.V.
  • Publication number: 20200292318
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer readable storage medium are provided for performing a multi-layer estimation for one or more tiles of an altitude map. In the context of a method, the method includes obtaining fingerprint data at least comprising position information collected by a mobile device in a region. The position information includes altitude information. The method also includes obtaining geographical map data at least partially representing the region and including geometric information about one or more structures in the region. The method further includes performing, based on said fingerprint data, a multi-layer estimation for one or more tiles of an altitude map at least partially representing the region. The multi-layer estimation further takes into account the geometric information about one or more structures in the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Henri Jaakko Julius NURMINEN, Pavel IVANOV, Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA
  • Publication number: 20200296555
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer readable storage medium are provided for determining a path of a mobile device in a public transportation building. In a method, a plurality of position data items are collected. Each position data item represents a respective position parameter captured by a mobile device that is indicative of a coarse position of the mobile device when the respective position parameter was captured by the mobile device. The method also includes determining, at least partially based on the position data items and public transportation data, an arrival area and/or a departure area of the public transportation building as start and end, respectively, of the path. The method further includes determining, at least partially based on building map data, a plurality of potential paths of the mobile device in the public transportation building starting at the arrival area and/or ending at the departure area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel IVANOV, Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Henri Jaakko Julius NURMINEN
  • Patent number: 10775187
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for establishing direction based traffic events and lane-level traffic associated therewith. Methods may include receiving a plurality of probe data points, where each probe data point includes location information associated with the respective probe apparatus; determining a path through an intersection from among a plurality of paths through the intersection for each probe apparatus based, at least in part, on a sequence of probe data points from each respective probe apparatus; determining, for each path through the intersection, an average speed of probe apparatuses traveling along the respective path and an average travel time along a road link approaching the intersection of the probe apparatuses traveling along the respective path; and determining a direction based traffic event in response to the differential amount of time between the highest average travel time and the lowest average travel time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 10775180
    Abstract: An approach is provided for synchronizing a function among an embedded system and/or one or more devices. The approach involves causing, at least in part, an authentication of at least one user at an embedded system. The approach also involves causing, at least in part, an association of the at least one user with at least one cloud account associated with the embedded system. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, a registration of one or more devices associated with the at least one user to the at least one cloud account. The approach also involves causing, at least in part, a synchronization of at least one function, data associated with the at least one function, or a combination thereof among the at least one embedded system, the one or more devices, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Marko Tapio Tuukkanen, Joachim Meister, Jens Von Lindequist, Henrik Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 10776951
    Abstract: An approach is provided for an asymmetric evaluation of polygon similarity. The approach, for instance, involves receiving a first polygon representing an object depicted in an image. The approach also involves generating a transformation of the image comprising image elements whose values are based on a respective distance that each image element is from a nearest image element located on a first boundary of the first polygon. The approach further involves determining a subset of the plurality of image elements of the transformation that intersect with a second boundary of a second polygon. The approach further involves calculating a polygon similarity of the second polygon with respect the first polygon based on the values of the subset of image elements normalized to a length of the second boundary of the second polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Kwant, Anish Mittal, David Lawlor
  • Publication number: 20200283012
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided, for example, to detect and to provide alerting of a part of a vehicle subsequently moving into the path of travel of a bicyclist or other vehicle. In the context of a method, one or more events indicative of a part of a vehicle subsequently moving into a path of a bicyclist are detected. The method also includes taking an action, responsive to detection of the one or more events, to reduce the risk to a person outside the vehicle or another vehicle proximate the door of the vehicle, such as by providing an alert as to the vehicle subsequently moving into the path of the bicyclist or to at least temporarily prevent the vehicle from subsequently moving into the path of the bicyclist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Frank KOZAK, Chris DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20200285255
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to utilize an unmanned drone to warn a bicyclist or another vehicle of a part of a vehicle moving into the path of travel of the bicyclist or the other vehicle. In the context of a method, at least one event indicative of a door of a vehicle being opened is detected. Responsive to detection of the at least one event, the method also includes causing the drone to take an action regarding the door of the vehicle being opened into the path of the bicyclist or the other vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Frank KOZAK, Chris DOUGHERTY
  • Patent number: 10771919
    Abstract: A micro point address is detected in response to an audio trigger. Audio data is detected at a mobile device and compared to at least one predetermined audio sample. In response to the comparison, location data is collected or a location stamp including the location data is made. A grid location identifier is stored in association with the location data in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Deekshant Saxena, Senjuti Sen
  • Patent number: 10772068
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for estimation of a number of mobile devices include receiving one or more probe data points including a location, a session identifier, and a timestamp, constructing a trajectory including the one or more probe data points having a same session identifier, calculating a trajectory duration for the trajectory based on the timestamps of the one or more probe data points, calculating a normalized trajectory from the trajectory duration and a predetermined observation duration, and estimating the number of mobile devices from at least the normalized trajectory. A path of the trajectory is based on the location of the one or more probe data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Friedrich Hartmann, Christian Stade-Schuldt, Philo Pöllmann, Mohamed Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10764713
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatus and method for collecting observation data for updating a geographic database. An initial observation is collected by a first mobile device, a first vehicle, or a first sensor. Along with the geographic position, data indicative of the first observation is send to a server. The central server may analyze of the initial observation data to determine if additional observations should be made and define a bounding box from the geographic position of the first mobile device and the analysis of the initial observation data. A request for additional observations is generated and sent to at least one second mobile device, second vehicle, or second sensor based on the bounding box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Dannenbring, Sanjay C. Sood, Vladimir Boroditsky
  • Patent number: 10760918
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for calculating a lane maneuver delay for different lane maneuvers and different road segments at different times of the day to generate a predicted lane maneuver delay for use in routing and navigation services. A lane-level map-matcher identifies the lane a vehicle is driving on using positional sensors. Sensor data is obtained from vehicle sensors using the left-turn and right-turn signal lights sensor. A lane maneuver delay value is calculated from the time period a left-turn or right-turn signaling light was kept on before a vehicle completed a lane maneuver. The lane maneuver delay values are aggregated to generate a predicted lane maneuver delay that may be used in lane level routing instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Bruce Bernhardt, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10759442
    Abstract: Dangerous driving events may be reported by detecting an occurrence of a dangerous event relating to the operation of a vehicle. A notification message of the dangerous event may be generated involving a time of occurrence of the dangerous event, a location of the dangerous event, and an event type of a plurality of event types for the dangerous event. The notification message may then be transmitted to communicate the occurrence dangerous driving event and information related to the dangerous driving event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Leo Modica
  • Patent number: 10760925
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating an optimized parking search route based on one or more other vehicle driving paths. The approach involves determining that a first vehicle has initiated a search for a parking space. The approach also involves determining a first detection and a second detection of a second vehicle by the first vehicle during the search. The approach further involves calculating a predicted route taken by the second vehicle based on a time difference between the first detection and the second detection. The approach further involves generating the parking search route for the first vehicle based on deprioritizing the predicted route taken by the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Olivier Dousse
  • Patent number: 10762776
    Abstract: A method is provided to generate vehicle lane speed patterns. A method may include: receiving probe data from a plurality of probes, where the probe data includes probe data point location and heading; matching probe data points to a road segment to generate map-matched probe data points; analyzing the probe data relative to the road segment to establish a multi-modal distribution of probe data representing a distance of the probe data points from a pre-defined reference position of the road segment; matching the analyzed probe data points to individual lanes of the road segment, where peaks in the established multi-modal distribution are associated with individual lanes; and generating a vehicle lane speed pattern for each lane of the road segment based on a speed associated with probe data that is map-matched to the individual lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Bruce Bernhardt, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10762073
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, in or after a second process of compiling data that yields a second navigation database, a navigation data item having a changed position in a list of the second navigation database. The changed position is different to a previous position of the navigation data item in a list of a first navigation database which is yield from a first process of compiling data performed before the second process of compiling data. The method also includes generating first update data for updating the first navigation database to an intermediate navigation database in a first updating step. The first update data represents generic update instructions and/or information for changing a data reference pointing to the previous position of the identified navigation data item to a data reference pointing to the changed position of the identified navigation data item. Corresponding apparatuses and computer readable storage mediums are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL, B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Pfeifle, Armen Poghosov
  • Patent number: 10762364
    Abstract: An approach is provided for traffic sign learning. The approach involves, for example, receiving a plurality of traffic sign observations generated using sensor data collected from a plurality of vehicles. Each of the plurality of traffic sign observations includes location data and sign property data for an observed traffic sign corresponding to said each of the plurality of traffic sign observations. The approach also involves clustering the plurality of traffic speed sign observations into at least one cluster based on the location data and the sign property data. The approach further involves determining a learned sign for the at least one cluster, and determining a learned sign value indicated by the learned sign based on the location data, the sign property data, or a combination of the plurality of traffic sign observations aggregated in the at least one cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Sebastian Zaba, Zhenhua Zhang, Lakshmi Nookala, Prashant Chauhan, Pradeepa Kavindapadi Nagarajan, Yu Yang Bai
  • Patent number: 10762681
    Abstract: A map generation system, method and computer program product are provided to generate a shadow layer from a raster image that accurately represents the shadows of one or more buildings. In the context of a map generation system, the map generation system extracts pixel values from a raster image of one or more buildings and processes the pixel values so as to retain pixel values within a predefined range while eliminating other pixel values. The pixel values that are retained represent a shadow. The map generation system also modifies the a representation of the shadow by modifying the pixel values of respective pixels so as to have a shape corresponding to the shape of the one or more buildings. The map generation system causes presentation or storage of the building layer representing the one or more buildings and a shadow layer representing the shadow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Priyank Sameer
  • Publication number: 20200271748
    Abstract: A method, electronic device and apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of fingerprints. Each fingerprint is determined by a respective radio node. One or more respective signals are sent by one or more respective radio nodes surrounding the respective radio node. Each fingerprint comprises a respective piece of position information that is indicative of the respective location of the radio node that determined the fingerprint. Each fingerprint further comprises at least one respective piece of identifier information associated with and uniquely identifying the respective one or more radio nodes surrounding the respective radio node. The method also includes generating a radio map based at least on the fingerprints; determining a further radio measurement for a current location of the electronic device; and determining the position of the electronic device based at least on the determined further radio measurement and the generated radio map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Muhammad Irshan KHAN
  • Patent number: 10755115
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating synthetic image data for machine learning. The approach, for instance, involves determining, by a processor, a set of parameters for indicating an action by one or more objects. The action is a dynamic movement of the one or more objects through a geographic space over a period of time. The approach also involves processing the set of parameters to generate synthetic image data. The synthetic image data includes a computer-generated image sequence of the one or more objects performing the action in the geographic space over the period of time. The approach further involves automatically labeling the synthetic image data with at least one label representing the action, the set of parameters, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves providing the labeled synthetic image data for training or evaluating a machine learning model to detect the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Avi Avidan, Evgeny Luk-Zilberman
  • Patent number: 10754062
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products are provided for selecting a weather estimation algorithm and providing a weather estimate based thereon. In an example embodiment a method is provided that comprises receiving request location information by a processor, identifying one or more weather stations, and determining a distance from at least one of the one or more weather stations to a physical location indicated by the request location information. Based at least in part on the at least one determined distance, a weather estimation algorithm is selected. A weather estimation is determined for the physical location indicated by the request location information based at least on the selected weather estimation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Leon Oliver Stenneth