Abstract: A computing device-implemented method includes receiving data representative of one or more travel parameters for distribution ranges for a vehicle that includes a first propulsion system, and, receiving data representative of one or more travel parameters for distribution ranges for a vehicle that includes a second propulsion system. The distribution ranges for the vehicle that includes the first propulsion system are equivalent to the distribution ranges for the vehicle that includes the second propulsion system. The method also includes receiving data representative of one or more travel parameters for distribution ranges for a collection of vehicles. The distribution ranges for the collection of vehicles are equivalent to the distribution ranges for the vehicle that includes the second propulsion system.
Abstract: The system described herein provides a sensor-based assessment of attention interruptibility. In a driving scenario, this system solves a persistent safety issue with regard to dangerous interruptions as they increase driver workload and reduce performance on the primary driving task. Being able to identify when a driver is interruptible is critical for building systems that can mediate these interruptions. The present invention utilizes sensor data collected from wearable devices and on-board diagnostics which can be used as input to build a machine learning classifier that can determine driver interruptibility in real-time.
Abstract: A crane control system and method which automatically de-rates the maximum capacity of the crane when the boom is located in a first zone located on one side of the truck or in a second zone located on the opposite side of the truck. The control system de-rates the crane without input from the crane operator. The control system uses an inductive proximity sensor located on the base of the boom to locate stationary steel targets located around the base of the boom. The targets approximate the outer ranges of the first and second zones.
Abstract: An acceleration pedal reaction force control device imparts to a driver a sensation (feeling) of an appropriate reaction force in accordance for example with an intention of/operation performed by the driver. The acceleration pedal reaction force control device is configured such that when a stepping amount on the acceleration pedal has become equal to or exceeded a threshold stepping amount, whether a reaction force increase rate at which a base reaction force increases to a target reaction force with the threshold stepping amount should be made variable or a reaction force increase amount (enhancing reaction force) for causing the base reaction force to increase to the target reaction force with the threshold stepping amount should be made variable can be set. Thereby, a sensation (feeling) of an appropriate reaction force can be imparted to a driver in accordance for example with an intention of/an operation performed by the driver.
August 8, 2014
Date of Patent:
August 28, 2018
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Kohei Maruyama, Hideto Nebuya, Naoto Sen, Takayuki Yoshimura
Abstract: An automotive diagnostic tool includes an antenna, a speaker, and a controller. In response to a vehicle diagnostic request, the controller generates a carrier frequency that corresponds to a predetermined frequency associated with electromagnetic emissions from an imbalanced differential channel in the vehicle. The controller alternately enables and disables the differential channel resulting in an audio signature and a baseline audio signature. The controller demodulates signals from the antenna based on the carrier frequency and outputs the demodulated signal to the speaker for analysis by a listener. The demodulated signal may be further processed by the controller to identify emissions from the communication network.
Abstract: A transmission control device is provided for a hybrid vehicle that ensures gear shift responsiveness corresponding to a driver's request while achieving excellent gear shifting quality when shifting gears under normal conditions. The transmission control device includes a transmission controller that carries out a shift control for switching between gear shift patterns that are established by the multistage gear transmission by a movement of the engagement clutches based on a gear shift request. The transmission controller selects from among a plurality of gear shift patterns that can be established gear shift patterns in which one engagement clutch is present in a power transmission path leading from the power sources to a drive wheel, and designates the selected gear shift patterns as a normal-use gear shift pattern group, which is used for shift control under normal conditions.
Abstract: An example robotic chassis may include a frame including a first side member and a second side member connected by a transverse member near respective first ends of first side member and the second side member. The robotic chassis may also include a rigid case having a mounting point for a tablet computer. The rigid case may be rotatably coupled between the side members near respective second ends of the side members. The robotic chassis may further include a first arm and a second arm having respective distal ends and respective proximal ends. Respective proximal ends of the first arm and the second arm may be rotatably coupled to the frame near opposite respective first ends of the first side member and the second side member. In addition, the robotic chassis may include a plurality of wheels rotatably coupled to the frame.