Traffic Analysis Or Control Of Surface Vehicle Patents (Class 701/117)
  • Patent number: 12007786
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to techniques for real-time lane validation. A process of the disclosed technologies can include steps for receiving a route from a remote computing system, the route indicating lanes on the route that an autonomous vehicle must traverse, traversing at least one lane of the lanes on the route, and sending sensor data to the remote computing system after traversing the at least one lane, the sensor data indicating whether the at least one lane is in accordance with a virtual lane of a virtual map, the virtual lane corresponding to the at least one lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Erin Antcliffe, Jeremy Allan, Robin Yang, Andrew Robinson, Lucio Otavio Marchioro Rech, Brian Joseph Donohue, Kavya Sambana
  • Patent number: 12000711
    Abstract: A method is described for verifying a digital map of a higher-level automated vehicle (HAV), in particular a highly automated vehicle, including the steps: S1 providing a digital map, preferably a highly accurate digital map: S2 determining an instantaneous reference position and localizing the reference position in the digital map; S3 establishing at least one actual feature property of a feature in the surroundings of the reference position, the establishment being carried out with the aid of at least one information source; S4 comparing the actual feature property to a setpoint feature property of the feature and ascertaining at least one difference value as the result of the comparison. A corresponding device and a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ali Alawieh, Carsten Hasberg, Danny Hiendriana, Fabian Dominik Reister, Jan-Hendrik Pauls, Muhammad Sheraz Khan, Philipp Rasp, Valentin Frommherz
  • Patent number: 12002360
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and apparatus for adjusting a train diagram, the method includes: obtaining a first time of an extra train corresponding to a target passenger flow, and obtaining a set of trains with adjustable departure times based on the first time, in which the set of trains includes at least one train; adjusting a departure time of the at least one train in the set of trains based on a preset minimum departure time interval to obtain an adjusted train diagram; and performing an extra train adding instruction based on the adjusted train diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Traffic Control Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kai Lu, Ming Luo, Xingdong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11999399
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for monitoring vehicles traversing a dedicated roadway that includes an at-grade crossing. In some implementations, a system includes a central server, a gate system, and sensors. The gate system provides access to an at-grade crossing for vehicles. The sensors are positioned in a fixed location relative to a roadway, the roadway including the at-grade crossing. Each sensor can detect vehicles on the roadway. For each vehicle, each sensor can generate sensor data and observational data from the generated sensor data. Each sensor can determine a likelihood that the detected vehicle will approach the at-grade crossing by comparing the likelihood to a threshold. In response, each sensor can transmit data to the gate system that causes the gate system to allow the autonomous vehicle access to the at-grade crossing prior to the autonomous vehicle reaching the gate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Cavnue Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew O'Sullivan, David Kiley
  • Patent number: 11993254
    Abstract: A cognitive sensor-based autonomous parking route search system includes a cognitive sensor configured to obtain cognitive information for determining an existence and a location of an obstacle by sensing a space around a vehicle being driven in an inside of a parking lot, a global path search module configured to generate a global path for the inside of the parking lot as a node map by searching for a free space, in which the vehicle is capable of being driven, based on the cognitive information and by setting a node in the free space, and an optimal local path generation module configured to generate an optimal local path from a current location of the vehicle to a destination by connecting the node set in the free space while the vehicle moves inside the parking lot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Kyujin Park, Junho Yang
  • Patent number: 11988520
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to monitoring data in and around a vehicle to predict anomalous, e.g., unsafe, road conditions, and using the data to suggest a corrective action to avoid the unsafe road conditions. A computing device receives information indicative of imagery, sound, or vehicle operation via sensors and/or cameras mounted in or near a vehicle. The information may be received via the vehicle itself or via a device. The computing device then determines whether there is an indication of an anomalous road condition. The computing device also receives vehicle operation data extracted from one or more vehicle sensors. The computing device then determines whether there is an indication of unsafe road conditions, and if there is, the computing device may output a notice or alert via a notification system to alert the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Emily Margaret Gray, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Qunying Kou, Robert Wiseman Simpson, Manfred Amann, Donnette Moncrief Brown, Eric David Schroeder, Meredith Beveridge, Michael J. Maciolek, Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Brian Francisco Shipley, Justin Dax Haslam, Ashley Raine Philbrick
  • Patent number: 11984028
    Abstract: The application provides a method, device, electronic device for vehicle cooperative decision-making as well as a computer storage medium. The method for vehicle cooperative decision-making applied at a cloud server includes: receiving a cooperative decision request sent by a roadside device, wherein the cooperative decision request is a request sent by the roadside device after it is recognized that a road is congested based on acquired real-time road information; acquiring information of a road scene included in the cooperative decision request; determining a congestion scene type based on the information of the road scene; calculating multi-vehicle oriented decision planning schemes using a preset scene cooperative decision model based on the congestion scene type; and sending the decision planning schemes to respective vehicles, so that the vehicles perform respective driving operations according to the decision planning schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co., Ltd, Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Keqiang Li, Wenbo Chu, Qiuchi Xiong, Qiqige Wuniri, Guanfu Huang, Xiaoping Du
  • Patent number: 11975719
    Abstract: A traveling control apparatus that allows lane changing due to a driver's steering intervention while continuing lane maintenance control includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit sets a target trace along a lane in which a vehicle is traveling, determines a target steering angle of the vehicle based on the target trace and a lateral position of the vehicle, applies control torque to a steering shaft of the vehicle based on the target steering angle, resets, in response to a change in the lateral position due to the driver's steering intervention which exceeds the control torque and entrance of the vehicle into an adjacent lane, the target trace to the adjacent lane, and determines, using a gradual changing function, in response to the resetting of the target trace, the target steering angle by changing the target steering angle at the time of the resetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Kunihiro, Takahiro Kojo, Hisaya Akatsuka, Hirotaka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 11967233
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle sharing system that allows the user to use a shared vehicle having a battery with a reduced risk of the battery running out, a management server (1) includes a management information database (122) configured to store information on (i) a plurality of shared-vehicle standby locations (2) at each of which a motor-assisted bicycle(s) (3) having a battery (302) is on standby, (ii) a motor-assisted bicycle(s) (3), and (iii) the destination desired by the user; and a location specifying section (115) configured to, in a case where the location specifying section (115) has determined that the remaining battery power of the motor-assisted bicycle (3) that the user is using is not enough to continue to travel to the destination desired by the user, specify a transfer location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kojima, Masashi Sato, Takanori Oka
  • Patent number: 11960286
    Abstract: A method in a navigational controller includes: obtaining (i) a plurality of task fragments identifying respective sets of sub-regions in a facility, and (ii) an identifier of a task to be performed by a mobile automation apparatus at each of the sets of sub-regions; selecting an active one of the task fragments according to a sequence specifying an order of execution of the task fragments; generating a path including (i) a taxi portion from a current position of the mobile automation apparatus to the sub-regions identified by the active task fragment, and (ii) an execution portion traversing the sub-regions identified by the active task fragment; during travel along the taxi portion, determining, based on a current pose of the mobile automation apparatus, whether to initiate execution of another task fragment; and when the determination is affirmative, updating the sequence to mark the other task fragment as the active task fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Bijan Sakhdari, Sadegh Tajeddin, Zi Cong Guo
  • Patent number: 11953339
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, machine status information for the machine is received at a dedicated machine component. The machine status information is published onto a distributed node system network of the machine. The machine status information is ingested at a primary interface controller, and an interactive user interface is generated using the primary interface controller. The interactive user interface is generated based on the machine status information. In some implementations, input is received from the user at the primary interface controller through the interactive user interface, and a corresponding action is delegated to one or more subsystems of the machine using the distributed node system network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Jason D. Gosnell, Kjell F. Bronder, Daniel De Rocha Rosario, Shaun D. Budhram, Scott Herz
  • Patent number: 11945473
    Abstract: A method for driving a motor vehicle in an at least semiautomated manner. The method includes: receiving surrounding-area signals, which represent a first region of a surrounding area of the motor vehicle monitored with the aid of a surround-sensor system of the motor vehicle; receiving information signals, which represent information that is ascertained outside of the motor vehicle and is in regard to a second region of the surrounding area of the motor vehicle; generating and outputting control signals for controlling the lateral and/or longitudinal guidance of the motor vehicle on the basis of the surrounding-area signals and the information signals, in order to drive the motor vehicle in an at least semiautomated manner on the basis of the first region and the second region of the surrounding area of the motor vehicle. A device, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11941975
    Abstract: The system includes a server and an on-vehicle device of a vehicle. The on-vehicle device includes a collecting unit for collecting sensor information detected by a sensor on the vehicle, a transmission unit for transmitting the sensor information collected by the collecting unit, to the server via a communication line, a reception unit for receiving data including a line speed of the communication line in an expected traveling area of the vehicle, from outside of the vehicle, a line management unit for determining, as a predicted line speed, the line speed of the communication line at an expected traveling position of the vehicle in a future, on the basis of the data received by the reception unit, and a control unit for determining a parameter relevant to transmission of the sensor information collected by the collecting unit to the server, on the basis of the predicted line speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11941991
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a platooning operation system organizes a platoon by making a plurality of vehicles cooperate. The platooning operation system includes an application acceptance processor and a platoon organization processor. The application acceptance processor accepts an application of a vehicle for admission to the platoon. The platoon organization processor which selects a platoon to which the vehicle is to be admitted or determines possibility of admission of the vehicle to the platoon, based on at least one of information on a driver driving the vehicle and information on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi Kobayashi, Yasuto Hatafuku, Hideki Kubo, Motokazu Iwasaki, Yoko Ikeda, Shinsuke Iuchi, Kiyoshi Takemoto, Kaori Kitami, Keishi Higashi, Tatsuki Shiraishi, Michiyo Sato, Masaru Watabiki
  • Patent number: 11938872
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating drivers to procure targets, such as automobiles. These targets are then transported to a desired drop-off destination. The entire system is automated, such that a requestor may hire drivers that are certified by the system and would satisfy requirements associated with the target, such as proper driver's license and location of the driver relative to the target. The system is powered by an internet based mobile application that is designed to match individual drivers to auto dealers, auction houses, driving transport companies and other businesses and individuals (“requestors”) seeking to move automobiles, goods, services, tasks, etc. from one location to another. The system has been designed to find, organize, and manage drivers and all aspects of the trip on a real time basis and reduce the cost of the existing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DriverDo LLC
    Inventor: Mashhur Zarif Haque
  • Patent number: 11941976
    Abstract: An environmental safety system may comprise a plurality of first sensors each located at a predetermined physical location of a traffic intersection and with a predetermined orientation. The system may have a memory storing executable instructions. The system may have one or more processors in communication with the plurality of first sensors and the memory. The one or more processors may be programmed by the executable instructions. The system may receive first sensor data captured at a time point and by the plurality of first sensors. The system may determine values of one or more parameters of an object of interest within a threshold distance of the traffic intersection using the first sensor data. The system may generate an information object comprising the values of the one or more parameters of the object of interest, the time point, and a signature of the information object. The system may transmit, via a communication network, the information object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventor: George Chu Luo
  • Patent number: 11941980
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for allowing vehicles access or egress from a dedicated roadway. In some implementations, a system includes a server, an interface, and sensors. The interface receives data from a railroad system that manages a railroad running parallel to a first roadway. The sensors are positioned in a location relative to the first and second roadway. Each sensor can detect vehicles on the second roadway. For each detected vehicle, each sensor can generate first sensor data based on the detected vehicle and the data received at the interface. Second sensor data can be generated based on activities on the first roadway. Observational data can be generated based on the first and second sensor data. An instruction can be determined to allow the detected vehicle access to the first roadway. The instruction can be transmitted to the detected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Cavnue Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew O'Sullivan, David Kiley
  • Patent number: 11928961
    Abstract: To reduce the effects of traffic jams, a traffic reduction system identifies road segments having more a threshold amount of traffic. The traffic reduction system also receives an indication of a current location of a client device operating in a vehicle and compares the current location to the locations of the identified road segments to determine whether the vehicle is on or approaching the road segment. If the vehicle is on or approaching the road segment, the traffic reduction system determines a target speed for the vehicle to maintain an equal distance between the vehicle and the vehicle in front of the vehicle and the vehicle and the vehicle behind the vehicle. The traffic reduction system then provides the target speed to the client device for display on a user interface. By maintaining equal distances between vehicles in front of and behind each other, the amount of traffic dissipates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Neil Dhillon, Tanmay Wadhwa
  • Patent number: 11919528
    Abstract: A first vehicle includes a communication device configured to send and receive V2V information, a memory configured to store the V2V information, and a processor configured to perform abnormal traveling determination processing. A second vehicle includes a communication device configured to send and receive the V2V information, a memory configured to store the V2V information and driving environment information on the second vehicle, and a processor configured to perform objective determination processing. In the objective determination processing, whether the first vehicle is traveling abnormally is objectively determined based on the driving environment information on the second vehicle. The determination result of the objective determination processing is sent to the first vehicle. In the abnormal traveling determination processing, whether the first vehicle is traveling abnormally is determined based on this determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Nemoto, Shin Tanaka, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11922689
    Abstract: A process of augmenting images of incident scenes with object descriptions retrieved from an audio stream. In operation, an electronic computing device detects an object of interest in an image captured corresponding to an incident scene and identifies an audio stream linked to an incident identifier of an incident that occurred at the incident scene. The electronic computing device then determines whether the audio stream contains an audio description of the detected object of interest. When it is determined that the audio stream contains the audio description of the detected object of interest, the electronic computing device generates a visual or audio prompt corresponding to the audio description of the detected object of interest and plays back the visual or audio prompt via a corresponding display or audio-output component communicatively coupled to the electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chong Hin Chee, Wei Lun Chan, Vincent Van Der Walt, Stuart James Boutell
  • Patent number: 11914385
    Abstract: A reference cost and a variable cost are included in a link cost for setting a set route for causing a setting vehicle to travel to a destination on a travelable route. A controller obtains an adjusted variable cost by adjusting a variable cost using a priority adjustment value set higher as a priority for arriving more quickly at a destination decreases, determines a link cost for each link in a candidate route, which is a candidate for a set route for a setting vehicle, based on the adjusted variable cost and the reference cost, obtains a route cost for each candidate route based on the link costs, and sets the set route based on the route costs of the candidate routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kono, Keisuke Takeno, Kazuhiro Iwamitsu
  • Patent number: 11915583
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining a traffic level in the future. A road network including graph edges for a plurality of intersections and graph nodes for a plurality of road links is identified. A road link of interest is selected from the plurality of road links. A set of related link subset are calculated for the selected road link. Historical data is queried for the related link subset. A predicted traffic level is calculated for the selected road link in response to the historical data for the related link subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 11904720
    Abstract: An information management apparatus acquires location information of one or more vehicles having electric power of only a first battery as a power source and a remaining level of the electric power of the first battery, acquires information of a surplus power accumulated in a second battery that is installed in each of a plurality of facilities and is capable of supplying electric power to devices installed in the facility and location information of the facility, and provides the location information of the facility to the vehicle in a case in which the remaining level of the electric power of the first battery is equal to or lower than a first threshold, the facility being in which the second battery of which the surplus power is equal to or higher than a second threshold is disposed and being present within a predetermined distance from a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taichiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11900812
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an external situation recognition unit configured to recognize a crossing person who crosses over a path of a vehicle and acquire information on the crossing person and information on an environment where the crossing person crosses, a scheduled departure time deciding unit configured to decide a scheduled departure time of the vehicle based on the information on the crossing person and the environment where the crossing person crosses when the crossing person is recognized by the external situation recognition unit, and an informing controller configured to perform a control to inform an outside of the vehicle of the scheduled departure time. The scheduled departure time deciding unit predicts a crossing completion time at which the crossing person recognized by the external situation recognition unit completes the crossing and decides the scheduled departure time based on the crossing completion time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Junya Watanabe, Seiji Arakawa
  • Patent number: 11887472
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for evaluating road safety based on multi-dimensional influencing factors, and relates to the field of road safety technologies. Based on historical traffic data and corresponding safety influencing factors, safety evaluation models in different dimensions are respectively constructed, and road safety risk exposure is classified flexibly. The safety evaluation models in macro and micro dimensions are linked by using a constraint function, and influence mechanisms of the safety influencing factors are determined respectively. Specifically, a safety evaluation model is constructed and obtained for each sub-region in a limited region range. The safety evaluation model is applied to obtain influencing factors of safety of each traffic road in the sub-region, and safety evaluation is performed on the sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yanyong Guo, Hongliang Ding, Yao Wu, Pan Liu, Pei Liu
  • Patent number: 11881104
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus includes an input port that receives information on a plurality of objects in surroundings of a vehicle and information on a traffic environment of the vehicle, the plurality of objects being detected by a sensor installed on the vehicle, a controller that determines, based on the information on the plurality of objects and the information on the traffic environment, priority for each of the plurality of objects and determines first information based on the priority in a case where the total amount of information on the plurality of objects is greater than a determined value, the first information being information on part of the plurality of objects, and an output port that outputs the first information to an in-vehicle apparatus that controls the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Kawai, Yasumichi Takai
  • Patent number: 11881106
    Abstract: A vehicle such as an autonomous or self-driving vehicle has a navigation system for displaying, on a display screen, a user interface presenting a map showing multiple routes. The vehicle includes a traffic-prioritization processor configured to cooperate with the navigation system to present prices and travel times for the multiple routes via the user interface to enable a user of the vehicle to select one of the multiple routes based on both the prices and the travel times displayed on the display screen. The vehicle further includes a radiofrequency data transceiver configured to cooperate with the traffic-prioritization processor to communicate with one or more other vehicles or a central server to negotiate a traffic reprioritization for a user-selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Matthew Roy
  • Patent number: 11867528
    Abstract: An approach is provided for resolving an inconsistency in road closure data stored in a mapping platform. The approach, for example, involves processing map data to generate a roadway graph representing a spatial relationship between a first road segment and a second road segment. The spatial relationship indicates that a first closure state of the first road segment cannot differ from a second closure state of the second road segment. The approach also involves determining that the inconsistency in the road closure data for the first road segment and the second road segment indicates that first closures state and the second closure state do not match. The approach further involves changing the road closure data stored in the mapping platform either to match the first road closure state with the second road closure state, or to match the second road closure state with the first road closure state in response to the inconsistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Ömer Mubarek
  • Patent number: 11868820
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for implementing critical section subgraphs in a computational graph system. One of the methods includes executing a lock operation including providing, by a task server, a request to a value server to create a shared critical section object. If the task server determines that the shared critical section object was created by the value server, the task server executes one or more other operations of the critical section subgraph in serial. The task server executes an unlock operation including providing, by the task server, a request to the value server to delete the shared critical section object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Brevdo, Alexandre Tachard Passos
  • Patent number: 11866051
    Abstract: A vehicle control method and system, including: receiving road friction information indicating road friction estimates for a plurality of regions surrounding the vehicle; detecting and determining a predicted trajectory for an object within the plurality of regions surrounding the vehicle; wherein the predicted trajectory for the object is determined based in part on the road friction estimates for the plurality of regions surrounding the vehicle; and modifying operation of the vehicle based on the predicted trajectory for the object. The predicted trajectory for the object is determined based in part on a risk map for the plurality of regions surrounding the vehicle that is generated from a road friction map for the plurality of regions surrounding the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minming Zhao, Sohini Roy Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 11868142
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and system for assisting a robot to navigate in a warehouse setting. In some embodiments, robot is configured to receive a reserved route and move according to the reserved route as it navigates inside a warehouse. A reserved route includes one or more waypoints. Each waypoint represents a location and a size, the size being the space needed for accommodating a robot at the location. The one or more waypoints are listed in a sequence for a robot to follow sequentially. In some embodiments, each waypoint may further include a timestamp representing the time that the robot given the reserved route is supposed to arrive at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HAI ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Ai, Hao Yang
  • Patent number: 11869349
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A traffic control device according to an embodiment of the present invention is a traffic control device that controls a traffic light installed on a route of a vehicle running on the basis of an operation diagram, including: an acquisition unit; a determination unit; and a signal generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires, from the vehicle, vehicle information including information regarding the operation diagram and a current position of the vehicle. The determination unit calculates, on the basis of the vehicle information, an estimated time of arrival at the traffic light, and determines whether or not the estimated time is on a scheduled time. The signal generation unit generates, where it is determined that the estimated time is delayed from the scheduled time, a control signal for causing the traffic light to execute signal control for preferentially causing the vehicle to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kai, Kenji Sumi, Yuichi Hida, Shinji Tatemoto
  • Patent number: 11862016
    Abstract: A multi-intelligence federated reinforcement learning (FRL)-based vehicle-road cooperative control system and method at the complex intersection use a vehicle-road cooperative control framework based on the Road Side Unit (RSU) static processing module and the vehicle-based dynamic processing module. The historical road information is supplied by the proposed RSU module. The Federated Twin Delayed Deep Deterministic policy gradient (FTD3) algorithm is proposed to connect the federated learning (FL) module and the reinforcement learning (RL) module. The FTD3 algorithm transmits only neural network parameters instead of vehicle samples to protect privacy. Firstly, FTD3 selects only specific networks for aggregation to reduce the communication cost. Secondly, FTD3 realizes the deep combination of FL and RL by aggregating target critic networks with smaller Q-values. Thirdly, RSU neural network participates in aggregation rather than training, and only shared global model parameters are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yingfeng Cai, Sikai Lu, Long Chen, Hai Wang, Chaochun Yuan, Qingchao Liu, Yicheng Li
  • Patent number: 11856061
    Abstract: A technique is provided for determining a loss risk assessment score for a vehicle trip. The technique includes, at a vehicle, a computing device receiving first information indicative of operation of the vehicle. The technique also includes, at the vehicle, the computing device receiving second information indicative of an environment at a particular location and time. The computing device correlates the first information and the second information to generate a data set. The technique also includes determining a score for the vehicle trip based at least in part upon the generated data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Krishna Nemmani, Zebediah Robert Black, Corey Casmedes, Hoang Dang, Yuncheng Gao, Tyler Hargreaves, John Steven Kirtzic, Zongzhe Li, Einar Longva, Victor Mao, Trac Nguyen, Sivarama Kirshna Panguluri, Dalton Sherer, Edward Yang
  • Patent number: 11852748
    Abstract: A method for operating a heating device for controlling the temperature of a radome of a radar sensor of a vehicle includes the steps of: receiving surroundings data that describe surroundings of the vehicle and/or at least one area of the radome of the vehicle, detecting a deposit of a precipitation on the radome on the basis of the surroundings data, outputting a heating signal to the heating device in order to control the temperature of the radome on the basis of the detected deposit of the precipitation. The surroundings data received are image data from at least one camera of the vehicle. The image data are used to detect the precipitation in the surroundings and/or on the area of the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jonathan Roth
  • Patent number: 11853065
    Abstract: A method for assisting a driver of a vehicle with driving of the vehicle is disclosed, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are detected. The detection of the surroundings comprises the course of driving paths as well as movement data relating to other road users. Historic data obtained at least from past driving maneuvers by road users in the detected surroundings are called up for the surroundings, the detected surroundings of the vehicle are analyzed and a traffic situation of the vehicle in relation to at least one second road user of the other detected road users is determined. A likely driving maneuver of the second road user is predicted based on the called-up historic data and the current traffic situation, and a control signal for assisting the driver with driving of the vehicle is generated depending on the predicted driving maneuver of the second road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Thorben Günzel
  • Patent number: 11854386
    Abstract: A vehicle right-of-way management method and apparatus, and a terminal. The method includes: determining a used right-of-way level of a first vehicle according to function information of the first vehicle, where the used right-of-way level of the first vehicle includes a right-of-way level that the management device allows the first vehicle to use; and scheduling a road resource for the first vehicle according to the used right-of-way level of the first vehicle. In technical solutions provided in embodiments of this application, the management device can allocate different used right-of-way levels to vehicles with different functions according to function information of the vehicles, and schedule and allocate road resources by means of overall planning for the vehicles in a transportation system according to the used right-of-way levels of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yangbo Lin
  • Patent number: 11842630
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a virtual pedestrian traffic light (VPTL) system and method that provides an infrastructure-free way to provide the right-of-way to pedestrians at intersections. The invention is most effective when integrated with existing virtual traffic light (VTL) systems to provide complete infrastructure-free control of traffic at intersections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Ozan Tonguz, Rusheng Zhang, Lin Song, Adhishree Jaiprakash
  • Patent number: 11840176
    Abstract: Specifically programmed, integrated motor vehicle dangerous driving warning and control system and methods comprising at least one specialized communication computer machine including electronic artificial intelligence expert system decision making capability further comprising one or more motor vehicle electronic sensors for monitoring the motor vehicle and for monitoring activities of the driver and/or passengers including activities related to the use of cellular telephones and/or other wireless communication devices and further comprising electronic communications transceiver assemblies for communications with external sensor networks for monitoring dangerous driving situations, weather conditions, roadway conditions, pedestrian congestion and motor vehicle traffic congestion conditions to derive warning and/or control signals for warning the driver of dangerous driving situations and/or for controlling the motor vehicle driver use of a cellular telephone and/or other wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Robert D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11834023
    Abstract: A control system is provided that may include a controller for a vehicle system. The controller may include one or more processors configured to obtain at least one first operating parameter related to an operating system of the vehicle system, and determine an operating condition of the operating system based at least in part on the first operating parameter. The one or more processors may also be configured to communicate with an off-board sensor to obtain at least one auxiliary operating parameter related to the operating condition, and verify the operating condition based at least in part on the auxiliary operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Milan Karunaratne, Nathan Thomas North, Anthony D. Paul
  • Patent number: 11832025
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for measuring, assessing, predicting, improving and presenting the state of physical object and human core temperatures, using imaging devices, e.g., a thermal infrared camera, and/or intruders in a region of interest to an operator, such that little or no operator effort is required to install, use or receive reports from the system. The invention also includes, for example, means and methods for exploiting autonomous operation and configuration, placement at remote sites, enhancement of image resolution and estimation of range such that accuracy of results and autonomy of operation is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Delta Thermal, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Griffis
  • Patent number: 11809177
    Abstract: A system comprising, a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles and a single controller for controlling said plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, wherein the single controller is configured such that it can broadcast a command to all of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles so that each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles receive the same command; and wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprise a memory which stores a plurality of predefined flight paths each of which is assigned to a respective command; and wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprise a processor which can, (i) receive a command which has been broadcasted by the single controller to said plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, (ii) retrieve from the memory of that aerial vehicle the flight path which is assigned in the memory to that command, and (iii) operate the aerial vehicle to follow the retrieved flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Verity AG
    Inventors: Federico Augugliaro, Markus Waibel, Markus Hehn, Raffaello D'Andrea, Luca Gherardi
  • Patent number: 11811868
    Abstract: A node data transmission method, which pertains to the field of information technology, wherein in order to solve the problem of rationally processing the relationship between data collection and data transmission among multiple radio-frequency charged nodes, two neighboring nodes are synchronously awakened by a time synchronization method, and after the two neighboring nodes are time synchronized and awakened, the node determines data cache thereof and performs a corresponding node role conversion, and the effect thereof is reasonable use of the electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zumin Wang, Leyu Liu, Zupeng Zheng, Jing Qin, Changqing Ji
  • Patent number: 11804131
    Abstract: A communication system that determines a context and an intent of a specific remote vehicle located in a surrounding environment of a host vehicle includes one or more controllers for receiving sensed perception data including sensed perception data. The one or more controllers execute instructions to determine a plurality of vehicle parameters related to the specific remote vehicle. The the one or more controllers execute instructions to associate the specific remote vehicle with a specific lane of travel of a roadway based on map data. The one or more controllers determines possible maneuvers, possible egress lanes, and a speed limit for the specific remote vehicle for the specific lane of travel based on the map data, and determines the context and the intent of the specific remote vehicle based on the plurality of vehicle parameters, the possible maneuvers, the possible egress lanes for the specific remote vehicle, and the speed limit related to the specific remote vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Vijaya Kumar, Bo Yu, Hariharan Krishnan, Kamran Ali, Fan Bai
  • Patent number: 11803784
    Abstract: A system and method in which various sensors collect and/or generate data that are analyzed to provide automated transit features. In the automatic capacity management feature, a transit operator is alerted of potential capacity issues in advance to enable the operator to handle the situation before a station or a vehicle reaches its capacity limit. The automatic trip planning feature allows a passenger to dynamically plan the fastest route to a destination according to real time data and historical data trends. The automatic fraud detection feature alerts a fare inspector to a ticket fraud or other fraudulent activity at a specific transit station or on a specific transit vehicle. The automatic vehicle routing feature dynamically routes autonomous transit vehicles to stations, notifies transit vehicle drivers to stop at a particular station, and/or notifies transit operators to route a vehicle to a particular station based on current and historical demand from passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Edward Donovan, Michael O'Haire, Nicholas Ihm, Ross Smith
  • Patent number: 11783698
    Abstract: Traffic data reconciliation and brokering are provided. A traffic data brokering system ingests traffic-related data provided from a plurality of data sources, analyzes the data, and reconciles the data for identifying accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive traffic data. The system identifies current traffic conditions based on identified relationships between pieces of received data, calculates confidence scores, and determines which pieces of data are accurate based on the calculated confidence scores. The traffic data brokering system provides the reconciled traffic data to various users of traffic data, such as individuals or third-party services. One aspect includes a route generation engine that determines and provides recommended route(s) to clients. Another aspect includes a forecast engine that predicts traffic conditions based on past traffic data. The forecasted data can be used to determine recommended routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benny Schlesinger, Shira Weinberg
  • Patent number: 11774253
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer program product for performing reactive ventilation or prevention operations to air pollution in a moving vehicle. The method comprises obtaining a driving path of the vehicle that comprises a future sub-path that the vehicle is expected to arrive to at a future time, an estimated time-window the vehicle is expected to be located thereon, and air pollution data of the driving path that comprises an air pollution level at the future sub-path. In response to predicting, based on the air pollution data and the driving path, that the vehicle is about to encounter air pollution at the future sub-path, a prevention action is performed prior to the vehicle reaching the future sub-path. In response to a determination that the estimated air pollution level is below a threshold, performing a ventilation action while the vehicle is located on the future sub-path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ran Korber, Emil Fisher
  • Patent number: 11776400
    Abstract: Junction queueing for vehicles is described, in which vehicles may be queued based on arrival time at a junction, position relative to a stopping location at the junction, and/or an amount of time waiting for other vehicles to proceed through the junction (timeout). In some examples, the queue may be first generated based on the arrival times of any other vehicle relative to a particular vehicle generating the queue. The queue may be updated based on arrival times of other vehicles (e.g., after the particular vehicle), whether another vehicle has proceeded out-of-turn (e.g., based on a position at the junction), and/or a timeout for vehicles that wait for others to yield at the junction. In some examples, hysteresis and alterations of the score for safety reasons may alter queue order. The queue may be used to control the particular vehicle to traverse the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Moritz Harmel, William Anthony Silva
  • Patent number: 11775936
    Abstract: Techniques for forecasting long duration floating holidays in online traffic are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Zhang, Anbo Chen, Shan Kang, Yuqing Xing
  • Patent number: 11772642
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for signaling turn safety. One or more sensor readings can be received. The one or more sensor readings can be compared to one or more thresholds. A signal can be provided to one or more visual indicators based on whether the one or more sensor readings satisfy the one or more thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Karina Liles