Patents by Inventor Amir Takhmar

Amir Takhmar has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220144266
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and vehicle apparatuses are provided. A method for implementing a lane-keeping assist unit of a vehicle by receiving information of a plurality of road geometries, and driving scenarios wherein at least one driving scenario is combined with a target path that is parallel and biased from a lane center by a desired path offset, and a reference path for guiding the vehicle to merge with the target path; adapting the reference path with control based on a selected road geometry and driving scenario; adjusting the desired path offset by considering lane markings during an intervention for an inner curve, an outer curve and a straight road; controlling the vehicle trajectory for enabling the vehicle to track the reference path; exiting the intervention once a trajectory tracking performance by the vehicle is confirmed; and aborting once an instability of the trajectory tracking performance is confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jayant Sachdev, Reza Zarringhalam, Amir Takhmar, Jimmy Zhong Yan Lu, Paul A. Adam, Tetyana V. Mamchuk
  • Publication number: 20220144308
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to a method and apparatus for controlling an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the method and apparatus are operative for detecting, by a sensor, an object within a first vehicle path, generating, by a processor, a second vehicle path in response to either the detection of the object such that the second vehicle path avoids the object, or a user initiated trajectory shift, generating, by the processor, an initial steering torque in response to the second vehicle path, performing, by the processor, an adaptation on the initial steering torque to generate an adapted steering torque in response to the initial steering torque exceeding a torque rate limit, and controlling, by a vehicle controller a host vehicle steering system to follow the second vehicle signal path in response to the adapted steering torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Amir Takhmar, Jayant Sachdev, Mohammed Raju Hossain, Nathan Fujimoto, Joshua M. Levin
  • Publication number: 20220144341
    Abstract: A method for generating a steering command for controlling a vehicle is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Amir Takhmar, Joshua M. Levin, Jimmy Zhong Yan Lu, Jayant Sachdev, Reza Zarringhalam
  • Patent number: 11299179
    Abstract: A system to enable an automobile vehicle automated driving control includes a quality index of an automated driving control system prior to enablement of an automated driving control function of an automobile vehicle. An adaptive forward propagation horizon and a prediction horizon for assessment of the quality index are computed. Vehicle states and road geometry are propagated over the adaptive forward propagation horizon, and the quality index is assessed based on forward propagated states over the prediction horizon. A first signal permits actuation of the automated driving control function of the automobile vehicle and a second signal precludes actuation of the automated driving control function. One of the first signal or the second signal is elected based on the results of assessing a quality control index trajectory over the adaptive forward propagation horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Reza Zarringhalam, Mohammadali Shahriari, Amir Takhmar, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 11198437
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that perform threat zone assessment in a host vehicle are provided. The method includes detecting a target vehicle in a nonadjacent lane with respect to the host vehicle, determining dimensions of the detected target vehicle, a type of the detected target vehicle, and geometry of a road on which the detected target vehicle and the host vehicle are traveling, calculating the threat zone based on the dimensions of the detected target vehicle, the type of the detected target vehicle, or the geometry of the road on which the detected target vehicle and the host vehicle are traveling, and controlling the host vehicle to avoid the calculated threat zone by accelerating the host vehicle, decelerating the host vehicle, or aborting a lane change by the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gurhari Singh, Alaeddin Bani Milhim, Paul A. Adam, Reza Zarringhalam, Amir Takhmar, Mark Gazda, Shaun C. Bowman, Joseph M. Burdge
  • Publication number: 20210284199
    Abstract: A system to enable an automobile vehicle automated driving control includes a quality index of an automated driving control system prior to enablement of an automated driving control function of an automobile vehicle. An adaptive forward propagation horizon and a prediction horizon for assessment of the quality index are computed. Vehicle states and road geometry are propagated over the adaptive forward propagation horizon, and the quality index is assessed based on forward propagated states over the prediction horizon. A first signal permits actuation of the automated driving control function of the automobile vehicle and a second signal precludes actuation of the automated driving control function. One of the first signal or the second signal is elected based on the results of assessing a quality control index trajectory over the adaptive forward propagation horizon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Reza Zarringhalam, Mohammadali Shahriari, Amir Takhmar, Zhi Li
  • Publication number: 20210213959
    Abstract: A vehicle and a system and method of operating a vehicle. The system includes a processor. The processor learns a driver's behavior of a driver of the vehicle as the driver navigates a road segment, creates a behavior policy based on the driver's behavior and a threshold associated with the road segment, and controls the vehicle to navigate the road segment using the behavior policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammadali Shahriari, Amir Takhmar, Reza Zarringhalam
  • Publication number: 20200398848
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that perform threat zone assessment in a host vehicle are provided. The method includes detecting a target vehicle in a nonadjacent lane with respect to the host vehicle, determining dimensions of the detected target vehicle, a type of the detected target vehicle, and geometry of a road on which the detected target vehicle and the host vehicle are traveling, calculating the threat zone based on the dimensions of the detected target vehicle, the type of the detected target vehicle, or the geometry of the road on which the detected target vehicle and the host vehicle are traveling, and controlling the host vehicle to avoid the calculated threat zone by accelerating the host vehicle, decelerating the host vehicle, or aborting a lane change by the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gurhari Singh, Alaeddin Bani Milhim, Paul A. Adam, Reza Zarringhalam, Amir Takhmar, Mark Gazda, Shaun C. Bowman, Joseph M. Burdge
  • Publication number: 20190389470
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle includes at least one sensor configured to detect a lane marking proximate the vehicle, and to detect velocity, acceleration, and yaw rate of the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a controller in communication with the at least one sensor and configured to selectively control a steering intervention system in a first mode and a second mode. The controller is configured to calculate a plurality of lane departure estimations at a corresponding plurality of time instances, arbitrate among the plurality of lane departure estimations to calculate a predictive time to lane departure, calculate a lane departure confidence value associated with the predictive time to lane departure, and, in response to the confidence value exceeding a first threshold and the predictive time to lane departure being below a second threshold, control the steering intervention system in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Reza Zarringhalam, Mohammadali Shahriari, Mohammed Raju Hossain, Jayant Sachdev, Amir Takhmar