Patents by Inventor Takayasu Kumano

Takayasu Kumano 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: 20200406920
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle; and an action controller configured to control an action of the vehicle. The action controller is configured to specify a first vehicle in front of a region which the vehicle is scheduled to enter and a second vehicle behind the region according to inter-vehicle distances between a plurality of vehicles located in front of or on the side of the vehicle in a lane of a route changing destination recognized by the recognizer when a route of the vehicle is changed to a side. The action controller is configured to cause the vehicle to move to a vicinity of the specified first and second vehicles in a lane in which the vehicle is traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Aditya Mahajan
  • Publication number: 20200406895
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle including a predetermined object located near the vehicle; and a driving controller configure to control steering and a speed of the vehicle. The driving controller controls the speed of the vehicle such that the vehicle passes the predetermined object at a greater speed when the vehicle passes the predetermined object which is located ahead in a traveling direction of the vehicle and is moving in an opposite direction to the traveling direction of the vehicle than a speed when the vehicle passes the predetermined object which is located ahead in the traveling direction of the vehicle and is moving in the same direction as the traveling direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Takayasu Kumano
  • Patent number: 10854083
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a determiner configured to determine that entry into an intersection is allowed, on the basis of a certain determination condition, when the recognizer has recognized that there is the intersection ahead of the vehicle, a driving controller configured to cause the vehicle to enter the intersection when the determiner has determined that the entry into the intersection is allowed, and a condition changer configured to change the determination condition to a condition under which it is easier for the entry into the intersection to be determined to be allowed in a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is a circular intersection, in comparison with a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is another intersection different from the circular intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Kazuma Ohara, Suguru Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20200307597
    Abstract: A first specifying unit specifies a first possible space, for which a lane change of a vehicle is possible, from an inter-vehicle distance between a first preceding other vehicle and the vehicle, a speed of the first preceding other vehicle, and a speed of the vehicle. A second specifying unit specifies a second possible space, for which the lane change of the vehicle is possible, from an inter-vehicle distance between a second preceding other vehicle and a following other vehicle, a speed of the second preceding other vehicle, and a speed of the following other vehicle. A judgment unit judges, based on the first possible space and the second possible space, whether the lane change of the vehicle is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke OKA, Takayasu KUMANO
  • Publication number: 20200307598
    Abstract: An estimation unit, if an acquisition unit acquires, as information outside a vehicle, information of a following other vehicle that is a vehicle traveling on a lane different from a traveling lane of the vehicle and is traveling behind the vehicle and information of a preceding other vehicle that is traveling ahead the vehicle and the following other vehicle, estimates, based on a behavior of the following other vehicle to the preceding other vehicle and a behavior of the following other vehicle to the vehicle, whether the behavior of the following other vehicle allows a lane change of the vehicle to enter between the preceding other vehicle and the following other vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takayasu KUMANO, Yuji YASUI
  • Publication number: 20200307592
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: the driving controller is configured to accelerate the vehicle with first acceleration in a first situation when the vehicle travels from a first lane into a second lane, accelerate the vehicle with second acceleration which is higher than the first acceleration in a second situation, the first lane being a lane in which the vehicle travels, the second lane being a lane connected to the first lane, the first situation and the second situation being a situation in the second lane at a time point before acceleration for merging and for leading to traveling in the second lane is started, the second situation being a situation in which a prospect upstream from a merging place in the second lane is worse than the first situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Suguru Yanagihara, Takuya Niioka, Yuki Motegi
  • Publication number: 20200302797
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus and method are provided. The vehicle control apparatus comprises a surrounding detection part, detecting surrounding status of a host vehicle; and a control part, performing a moving control of the host vehicle according to the surrounding status. In a road system including a first road and a second road intersected with the first road that includes a first lane that is an innermost lane, a second lane that is an opposite lane of the first lane and a specified area arranged between the first and the second lanes, when the host vehicle enters the first lane, the control part determines whether the specified area or the first lane is set as a target position according to a traffic situation of the first lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayasu KUMANO
  • Publication number: 20200298843
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of an own vehicle; and a driving controller configured to perform at least one of speed control and steering control of the own vehicle based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer. The driving controller causes the own vehicle to continuously travel forward when the recognizer recognizes that an obstacle and an oncoming vehicle are in a travel direction of the own vehicle and the recognizer recognizes that the oncoming vehicle is moving in a direction away from the own vehicle in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Kosuke Nakanishi, Takayasu Kumano, Umiaki Matsubara, Misa Komuro
  • Publication number: 20200290624
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle and a driving controller configured to perform driving control according to speed control and steering control of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result of the recognizer, wherein the recognizer is configured to recognize a depression on a road where the vehicle travels, and wherein the driving controller is configured to cause the vehicle to travel while riding over the depression in a case where a width of the depression is less than or equal to a predetermined width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Takayasu Kumano
  • Publication number: 20200168097
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a determiner configured to determine that entry into an intersection is allowed, on the basis of a certain determination condition, when the recognizer has recognized that there is the intersection ahead of the vehicle, a driving controller configured to cause the vehicle to enter the intersection when the determiner has determined that the entry into the intersection is allowed, and a condition changer configured to change the determination condition to a condition under which it is easier for the entry into the intersection to be determined to be allowed in a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is a circular intersection, in comparison with a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is another intersection different from the circular intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Kazuma Ohara, Suguru Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20200167574
    Abstract: A traffic guide object recognition device includes an imager configured to image surroundings of a vehicle and a recognizer configured to recognize surrounding circumstances of the vehicle. The recognizer selects a traffic guide object which the vehicle is to follow on the basis of forms of traffic guide objects in an image captured by the imager out of traffic guide objects which are provided near the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Kazuma Ohara, Suguru Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20200164872
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle and a driving controller configured to control acceleration, deceleration, and steering of the vehicle independently of an operation of an occupant of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result of the recognizer. When it is recognized that the vehicle passes through a complex intersection where two or more intersections are combined by turning left or right at the complex intersection, the recognizer excludes at least a traffic signal closest to the vehicle among traffic signals present at positions capable of being visually recognized from the vehicle in a traveling direction of the vehicle from traffic signals whose states are required to be taken into account by the vehicle in a state in which the vehicle has entered the complex intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Suguru Yanagihara, Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Kazuma Ohara, Yuki Motegi
  • Publication number: 20200156645
    Abstract: A vehicle control device in an embodiment includes a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle and a driving control unit that controls one or both of steering and acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, and in a case where the vehicle merges into a second lane from a first lane in which the vehicle travels, and a section of the second lane before merging recognized by the recognition unit is downhill, the driving control unit makes a speed or acceleration of the vehicle higher than in a case where the section before merging is not downhill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya Niioka, Takayasu Kumano, Kazuma Ohara, Suguru Yanagihara, Yuki Motegi
  • Publication number: 20200159234
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including: a driving control unit that controls steering and a speed of a subject vehicle; and a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding environment of the subject vehicle, wherein, in a case in which a preceding vehicle is estimated to stop in an area in which it is not desirable for a vehicle to stop in an advancement direction of the subject vehicle by the recognition unit, the driving control unit controls the speed or the steering of the subject vehicle such that a space for the preceding vehicle to move backward from the area and stop in front of the subject vehicle is vacated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuma Ohara, Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Suguru Yanagihara, Yuki Motegi