Patents Assigned to Kia Motors Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190259283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relate to a technology to detect an object placed in a blind spot on a road so as to inhibit collision between a target vehicle driving in the vicinity of a vehicle, and the object. The vehicle includes an imager to detect the object by recording the object near the vehicle, a sensor to obtain position information and speed information of the object, and a controller to calculate a time to collision (TTC) between the target vehicle and the object, based on the position information and/or speed information of the object. to the controller outputs a collision risk warning signal in a direction of the object, based on the calculated TTC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: DongHyun SUNG, Yongseok KWON, Jonghyeok PARK, Tae Young LEE, Junghyun KIM, Eungseo KIM, Sangmin LEE
  • Publication number: 20190259282
    Abstract: A vehicle predicts acceleration or deceleration of another vehicle based on the state of a traffic light, and determines the risk of collision based on the predicted acceleration or deceleration of the another vehicle. The vehicle includes a communication device that receives traffic light state information from a road infrastructure, a radar that senses the speed of the another vehicle traveling in a direction intersecting with a traveling direction of the vehicle, and a controller that determines the probability of collision with the another vehicle by using the traffic light state information received by the communication device and the speed information of the another vehicle detected by the radar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sungmin JI, Yonjun JANG, Jaewoong CHOI, Jong Chul KIM, HyeongMin KO
  • Publication number: 20190257415
    Abstract: A shifting control method for controlling a speed change of a vehicle in a downhill section may include collecting, by a forward road grade information collection device, information on a downhill grade which is present ahead of a vehicle, before a vehicle enters a downhill section, determining, by a driving information detection device, whether a predetermined inertial driving condition is satisfied, before the vehicle enters the downhill section, and deciding, by a control device, a shifting mode of the vehicle depending on the downhill grade, and controlling a transmission according to the decided shifting mode, at a predetermined time before the vehicle enters the downhill section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae-Chang Kook, Kwang-Hee Park, Byeong-Wook Jeon, Sang-Jun Park
  • Publication number: 20190256084
    Abstract: A vehicle, which adjusts a collision warning time based on driver's field of view and visibility of the object, is provided. The vehicle includes: a distance sensor that collects data of an object, a camera that collects image data, a driver recognition sensor that collects driver's facial data, and a controller that analyzes driver's gaze and field of view using the driver's facial data, analyzes visibility of the object using the image data, and calculates a collision warning time based on a result of analyzing the driver's gaze and field of view and the visibility of the object, and an alarm device that informs the driver of the risk of collision at the collision warning time under the control of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Young Lee, Eungseo Kim, DongHyun Sung, Jonghyeok Park, Sangmin Lee, Junghyun Kim, Donghyuk Kim, Yongseok Kwon
  • Publication number: 20190256106
    Abstract: An autonomous driving control apparatus that informs the driver of a departure of a front vehicle may include a front vehicle recognition device configured to recognize behavior information related to a front vehicle, a driver monitoring device configured to detect whether a driver is gazing at a front side thereof, and a processor configured to determine a time point of notification of a departure of the front vehicle in consideration of whether the driver is gazing at the front side thereof and the behavior of the front vehicle when recognizing the departure of the front vehicle through the front vehicle recognition device while a host vehicle and the front vehicle are stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung Jun LEE, Doo Jin Um, Dong Gu Lee, Dong Eon Oh, Hyun Jae Yoo, Beom Jun Kim, Dae Young Kim, Young Min Han, Seung Geon Moon, Sung Woo Choi, Chan II Park, Sung Yoon Yeo, Hoi Won Kim, Min Chul Kang
  • Publication number: 20190256107
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for recommending a function of a vehicle. The apparatus includes a communication circuit configured to communicate with an external device, an output device configured to provide information to a user of the vehicle, a memory, and a processor configured to be electrically connected with the communication circuit, the output device, and the memory. The processor is configured to obtain a message associated with the user of the vehicle from an external device using the communication circuit, extract event information associated with movement of the user from the message associated with the user, and when a specified condition corresponding to the event information is met, output a notification of recommending execution of a task associated with the event information using the output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTORS COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Soo PARK
  • Patent number: 10389042
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a V2X antenna and a V2X antenna system. The V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) antenna system includes: a first antenna arranged in a front surface of an interior of a vehicle, wherein the first antenna is configured to communicate at least one of a V2X signal or an LTE (Long Term Evolution) signal; a second antenna arranged in a rear surface of a roof of the vehicle, wherein the second antenna is configured to communicate at least one of the V2X signal or the LTE signal; and a tuner module configured to perform diversity communication in response to at least one of the V2X signal or the LTE signal received from the first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Ho Kim, Hyeon Je Son, Jin Kyu Hwang, Sang Hoon Lim, Tae Hoon Yang
  • Patent number: 10389017
    Abstract: A roof antenna attached to a vehicle includes an adhesive applied to a designated thickness, an upper case formed in a streamlined dome shape having an opened lower surface, and a lower case combined with the upper case, the lower case shielding the opened lower surface of the upper case and provided with an antenna module mounted on an upper surface of the lower case, wherein the lower case is combined with a roof of the vehicle, one surface of a pad formed of the adhesive is applied to a lower surface of the lower case, and another surface of the pad formed of the adhesive is attached to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Sik Cho, Hee Kuk Ryeu, Soon Bag Joung, Tae Byung Park, Gi Cho Kang
  • Patent number: 10388735
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor device including a substrate, an n? type layer, an n+ type region, a p type region, a p+ type region, a gate insulating layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, wherein the n+ type region is disposed at a left side and a right side of the n? type layer in a plan view and configured to form in a striped pattern in a plan view, wherein the p+ type region is disposed at an outer surface of the n+ type region in a plan view and configured to form in a striped pattern in a plan view, wherein the p type region is disposed at an inner surface the n+ type region in a plan view and is separated by a predetermined interval along a longitudinal direction of the n+ type region in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Dae Hwan Chun
  • Patent number: 10388088
    Abstract: A roll and brake test system and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. The roll and brake test system can automatically test a steering device, an accelerator, a transmission, and a brake of a vehicle. The roll and brake test system includes: a roll and brake apparatus for accommodating a vehicle on a roll; a management apparatus for controlling the roll and brake apparatus and for generating test information for testing the vehicle; and a control apparatus for controlling the vehicle according to the test information from the management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jihoon Park, Jin Seok Kim, David Oh
  • Patent number: 10386043
    Abstract: An external display lighting apparatus of a vehicle, may include a light source emitting light; a scanning mirror reflecting the light emitted from the light source to change a traveling path of the light and configured to rotate by a predetermined angle to scan an image of reflected light; and a reflector provided such that the light reflected by the scanning mirror is incident thereupon and the incident light is reflected off a road surface, the reflector being configured to be rotatable such that the light is projected onto the road surface around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Wook Lim, Byoung Suk Ahn
  • Patent number: 10384670
    Abstract: A method of controlling a hybrid vehicle in case of slip of a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG) drive belt is disclosed. The method may include determining an amount of torque assistance or an amount of regenerative braking according to the MHSG while the vehicle travels; instructing the MHSG to output a desired amount of torque, based on the amount of torque assistance or the amount of regenerative braking; detecting an output torque from the MHSG to compare the output torque with the desired amount of torque; and determining that slip occurs in the MHSG drive belt when a difference between the actual torque and the desired amount of torque exceeds a preference value, and performing control for slip prevention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kwang-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10386849
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of recognizing a vehicle near an autonomous vehicle. The method includes, using an autonomous driving logic of an electronic control unit (ECU) extracting nearby vehicle information by sensing at least one nearby vehicle from a distance sensed at each angle within a certain angular range. The method further includes calculating an misrecognition index indicating a degree of closeness of a shape of the nearby vehicle to a shape of an exhaust gas based on the nearby vehicle information, executing an exhaust gas removal algorithm for correcting the nearby vehicle information when the misrecognition index is greater than a threshold misrecognition index, and estimating movement of the nearby vehicle after a current frame using the nearby vehicle information or the corrected nearby vehicle information obtained through the exhaust gas removal algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Seok Lee, Seong Su Im, Seok Youl Yang
  • Patent number: 10384512
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for an electric vehicle, may include a heating line on which an electric heater and a heating pump are provided; a first heating line connected to the heating line through a main valve, provided with a heater core for indoor heating, and having cooling water flow therethrough to form a first heating channel along with the heating line; a second heating line having one end portion connected to one end portion of the heating line through the main valve and the other end portion connected to the other end portion of the heating line, and having the cooling water flow therethrough to form a second heating channel along with the heating line; and a controller configured for controlling an opening degree of the main valve to control the flow of cooling water of the first heating channel or the second heating channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Woo Park, Sang Shin Lee, So Yoon Park, Man Ju Oh, Jae Woong Kim, So La Chung
  • Patent number: 10384717
    Abstract: A vehicle and method for controlling the same may include a speed detector configured to detect driving speed of the vehicle, a detection sensor configured to detect a target vehicle around the vehicle and obtain information about at least one of position and speed of the target vehicle, and a controller configured to determine a steering-based avoidance path for the vehicle to avoid the target vehicle by being steered, determine a maximum lateral acceleration of the vehicle for the vehicle to avoid the target vehicle in the steering-based avoidance path, and send a control signal for steering-based avoidance of the vehicle to avoid a collision with the target vehicle based on the determined maximum lateral acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University (IUCF-HYU)
    Inventors: Jaewoong Choi, DongChan Kim, JangHee Park, Kunsoo Huh, JongHyeok Park
  • Patent number: 10384666
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for improving drivability of a vehicle by controlling the driving of the vehicle by a double clutch when the clutch of a double clutch transmission (DCT) is overheated. There is provided a shift control method for a hybrid vehicle with a DCT. In particular, where it is desired to perform shifting when one of clutches of the DCT is overheated, double-clutch shifting is performed using a non-overheated clutch and an engine clutch without using the overheated clutch, thereby reducing disharmonic shifting in virtue of a small difference in gear ratio during shifting and improving shifting and driving performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Young Min Yoon
  • Patent number: 10384400
    Abstract: A method of preparing a thermoplastic resin composite includes laminating a matrix resin layer and a reinforcing resin layer to prepare a resin laminate, and heat-bonding the resin laminate, and prior to the step of heat-bonding the resin laminate, fixing one or more selected from the group consisting of the reinforcing resin layer and the resin laminate using a stitch resin having a draw ratio of less than 10:1 and a melting point of 150° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Min Kang, Deok Woo Yun
  • Patent number: 10384538
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electric four wheel drive hybrid vehicle includes steps of: receiving, by a controller, a longitudinal acceleration of the hybrid vehicle corresponding to a demand torque of a driver of the hybrid vehicle; and determining, by the controller, a torque distribution ratio between a front wheel drive torque and a rear wheel drive torque of the hybrid vehicle based on a weight moving ratio of the hybrid vehicle corresponding to the received longitudinal acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jinkuk Cho
  • Patent number: D856873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ki Tae Kim, Yong Jun Heo
  • Patent number: D857265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Do Han, Hyun Kyung Song