With Determination Of Traffic Density Patents (Class 701/118)
  • Patent number: 11569983
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a wireless transceiver; and one or more controllers, programmed to receive, via the wireless transceiver, a hailing instruction that identifies a user to ride in the vehicle, the hailing instruction including an identifier of a mobile device of the user, responsive to receiving a key from the mobile device via a wireless connection between the mobile device and the wireless transceiver, associate the key with the identifier, and send the key and the identifier as an associated pair to a server via the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Vivekanandh Elangovan, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 11544408
    Abstract: A system for collecting and managing vehicle-generated data from multiple vehicles are provided. The vehicle-generated data is pseudonymized by pseudonymized identifiers, and the pseudonymized vehicle-generated data is collected and managed by a neutral data server operated by an operator who is independent of vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers can reestablish the link of the pseudonymized event data with the vehicle that had generated the event data and the vehicle driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Autoever Corporation
    Inventors: Wha Pyeong Lim, Seung Wook Park, Ju Yeon Lim, Jeong Gi Gong
  • Patent number: 11488470
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for updating traffic-related infrastructure. The method includes determining average traffic stream speed and average traffic density over a segment of a highway. The method further includes determining, upon analysis of the determined average traffic stream speed and average traffic density over a segment of a highway, an appropriate action in order to update the infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Wael Mohamad Elsyaed Ali Eldessouki
  • Patent number: 11427224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a virtual environment in a flock of vehicles are provided. In this method a reflector is utilized to define a coverage area. Sensory data from autonomous vehicles within this coverage area is collected, along with non-vehicle data. Then a virtual environment may be replicated using the data at a local computational device on each of the vehicles via the transmission of messages through the reflector. Each vehicle can use this data to make decisions regarding movements, as well as having the traffic patterns optimized based upon an objective. When traffic flow is being optimized it is also possible to assign weights to the vehicles to provide them preferential treatment in the traffic flow model. The traffic flow model that is generated may be a fluid dynamics model, or may be based upon deep learning techniques. The objective for the model is generally to maximize total vehicle throughput in order to reduce overall traffic congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CEO Vision, Inc
    Inventor: David A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11425008
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for monitoring, analyzing, and providing reports regarding direct access technologies, for example DirectAccess, VPN, or VPN-like technologies. User activity associated with DirectAccess servers can be filtered by server location to allow administrators to determine which users, and how many users, utilized or are utilizing each DirectAccess server, which can be identified by geographic locations. In some cases, this information can be used to address technical support issues or to determine which resources of an entity may be under- or over-utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Akkaladevi Vijay Krishna, Ravishankar Nagesh, Nese Manjunatha, Pravat Santra, Chirag Bharatia, Neeraj Kumar, Vedagiri Mohan Naveen
  • Patent number: 11414076
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a travel control section, a first traffic condition quantity acquisition section, a second traffic condition quantity acquisition section, a correction parameter calculator, and a correction section. The first traffic condition quantity acquisition section acquires a current traffic condition quantity on a road on which a preceding vehicle is traveling further ahead of a front vehicle. The second traffic condition quantity acquisition section acquires a reference traffic condition quantity, which is a traffic condition quantity that serves as a reference for the road on which the preceding vehicle is traveling. The correction parameter calculator calculates a difference between the current traffic condition quantity and the reference traffic condition quantity and calculates a correction parameter using the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nanjo
  • Patent number: 11397090
    Abstract: A method for generating guidance information is disclosed, which uses one or more machine learning algorithms to continually adapt and update a version of a model used to generate guidance instructions based on feedback data received from one or more users, such that the instructions generated by the model better fit the expectations or behaviour of the user or users. The method can be performed on a mobile navigation device, such that the model is adjusted to suit the needs of a single user. Alternatively, the method can be performed on a server based on feedback data from a plurality of users, and the updated model, once generated, transmitted to a plurality of mobile navigation devices to replace the existing model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Henning Hasemann, Massimo Guggino, Michal Slonina, Michael Wyrzykowski
  • Patent number: 11372417
    Abstract: A moving obstacle such as a vehicle within a proximity of an intersection and one or more exits of the intersection are identified. An obstacle state evolution of a spatial position of the moving obstacle over a period of time is determined. For each of the exits, an intersection exit encoding of the exit is determined based on intersection exit features of the exit. An aggregated exit encoding based on aggregating all of the intersection exit encodings for the exits is determined. For each of the exits, an exit probability of the exit that the moving obstacle likely exits the intersection through the exit is determined based on the obstacle state evolution and the aggregated exit encoding. Thereafter, a trajectory of the ADV is planned to control the ADV to avoid a collision with the moving obstacle based on the exit probabilities of the exits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Jiacheng Pan, Kecheng Xu, Hongyi Sun, Jinghao Miao
  • Patent number: 11340073
    Abstract: A method for determining an estimated position of a device within a location, the device comprising at least one movement sensor configured to generate sensor data, and the device storing a map of the location, the map being divided into a plurality of regions, the method comprising: calculating an estimated position for the device within the location based on the sensor data; determining an estimated region of the plurality of regions for the device based on the estimated position; calculating an estimated heading for the device based on the sensor data; comparing the estimated heading to a most-likely heading associated with the estimated region to generate a difference between the two headings; and setting the estimated heading to the most-likely heading associated with the estimated region if difference between the two headings is greater than a threshold heading difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LIVING MAP LIMITED
    Inventors: James Hammack, Perry Wischow, Gary McKay, Tim Fendley
  • Patent number: 11302183
    Abstract: A vehicle information acquisition apparatus which enables a vehicle on which a predetermined on-board device is mounted to acquire information including a vehicle on which this on-board device is not mounted. A vehicle information acquisition apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a vehicle authentication unit configured to execute vehicle authentication on a vehicle entering a preset range based on preset vehicle authentication information, and an integration unit configured to integrate the number of vehicles passing after the vehicle passes when the vehicle authentication executed on the vehicle is successful. The vehicle information acquisition apparatus is configured to notify, when the vehicle authentication executed on another vehicle passing after the vehicle passes is successful, the other vehicle of the number of vehicles integrated by the integration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisaku Honda
  • Patent number: 11186277
    Abstract: An energy-optimal vehicle control system for at least one vehicle including a roadway data source configured for providing traffic and map data including at least one drive segment of the at least one vehicle, and an electrical processing system operably coupled with the roadway data source. The electrical processing system includes an optimizer for generating an energy-optimal speed profile for the at least one drive segment, and the electrical processing system is configured for controlling the speed of the at least one vehicle in accordance with the energy-optimal speed profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Peter H. Bauer, Eduardo F. Mello, Stephen F. Bauer
  • Patent number: 11175661
    Abstract: In the vehicle traveling control device, a host vehicle location specification unit specifies a host vehicle location on a map. A first peripheral information detector detects a location of a planimetric feature or characteristics of a road in a periphery of the host vehicle on the basis of map data and the host vehicle location on the map specified by the host vehicle location specification unit. A second peripheral information detector detects a location of a planimetric feature or characteristics of a road in the periphery of the host vehicle on the basis of information acquired by a camera, a sensor, or a road-vehicle communication device mounted on the host vehicle. When the detection result from the first peripheral information detector and the detection result from the second peripheral information detector do not coincide, an automatic driving restriction unit restricts performance of automatic driving of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Satake, Kazuo Hitosugi, Takahiro Urabe
  • Patent number: 11140527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a V2I message transmission method for a V2X communication device. The V2I message transmission method according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: generating a V2I message for providing V2I services, i.e., services between vehicles and infrastructure, wherein the V2I message includes a first container, which includes information commonly used for the V2I services, and a second container, which includes information used for a particular V2I service; subjecting the V2I message to network/transport layer processing; and generating a V2I message frame by subjecting the V2I message packet to physical layer processing. Herein, the first container may include message ID information indicating the identifier of the V2I message, event ID information indicating the identifier of an event, and reference position information indicating a first reference position related to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Hwang, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 11138871
    Abstract: A traffic information system generates a traffic information frame for selected roads within a broadcast area by receiving traffic information from a traffic data source, obtaining road vector definitions for one or more roads identified in the traffic information, associating the road vector definitions with longitude and latitude to link the traffic information to particular roads, creating a Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) traffic message, including the traffic information and the one or more roads associated with the traffic information, obtaining bounding area definitions of bounding areas associated with the particular traffic incident, combining cached TPEG messages into a composite TPEG frame using the bounding area definitions and broadcasting the TPEG frame to at least a primary bounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn, Charles Kirkendall, Amit Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11125556
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and assessing road conditions are disclosed herein that receive raw data comprising information indicative of road conditions from various types of remote devices. The road condition data may be normalized based on the type of the remote device and the normalized road condition data may be stored. A road condition model may be generated based on the normalized road condition data and using the device location. The road condition model may be used to identify pothole locations, rate road segments, etc. The road condition model may apply various data set weightings and learning algorithms to present an accurate result. The road condition model may be optimized based on feedback from city personnel and other sources of information to determine the accuracy of the model outputs. The road condition model may also be trained to ensure accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Ken Lam, Etienne Coronado
  • Patent number: 11105652
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a processor; a storage device that is connected to the processor; a display apparatus that is connected to the processor; and a communication apparatus that is connected to the processor and communicates with a server apparatus, wherein the storage device holds map information indicating a connection relationship between roads, when the processor receives information indicating a completion degree of automatic driving track information including coordinate values of a traveling track when a vehicle travels on each road by automatic driving from the server apparatus through the communication apparatus, the processor holds the information indicating the completion degree in the storage device, and the display apparatus displays a map including the roads based on the map information, and superimposes and displays information indicating the completion degree calculated for each of the roads on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yunoki, Hiroyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 11102305
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to sensor network, machine type communication (MTC), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and technology for internet of things (IoT). The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The disclosure describes a method and system for routine disruption handling and routine management in a smart environment. A method for operating an apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakhar Shukla, Nitish Varshney, Parnab Kumar Chanda, Prateek Singh Chauhan, Ashok Subash, Kumar Samir Saurabh, Dinesh Somasekar Deva, Seema Ramappa
  • Patent number: 11100793
    Abstract: A system and a method of detecting and handling traffic congestion outliers by at least one processor. Embodiments of the present invention may include: receiving, from a plurality of information sources, data corresponding to at least one temporal, local traffic property; producing a local, time-based traffic profile based on the received data; receiving, from at least one information source, new data corresponding to at least one temporal, local traffic property; analyzing the new data in relation to at least one respective time-based traffic profile, to produce a score of the new data; and if the score surpasses a threshold, then identifying the data as originating from a local, temporal traffic congestion outlier and producing at least one recommendation for handling the traffic congestion outlier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WAYCARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Idan Hahn, Alex Smolyak
  • Patent number: 11035686
    Abstract: A plurality of sequences of instances of probe data are received. Each sequence corresponds to travel of a vehicle apparatus along a first segment to one of two or more possible subsequent second segments and comprises an indication of at least one parameter characterizing the travel of the vehicle apparatus along the first segment. Groups of sequences are determined. Each group corresponds to a subsequent second segment. For a first group, at least one representative parameter is determined based on the at least one parameter of the sequences of the first group. An element of a data structure is modified and/or updated with the at least one representative parameter. The element of the data structure corresponds to the first group. A geographic database comprises the data structure and a navigation application is configured to use at least a portion of the data structure to perform a navigation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 11018781
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising determining, for plural data pairs each comprising a respective one of a downlink traffic volume of a cell and a downlink traffic bitrate of the cell and a related downlink utilization of the cell, a correlation between the one of the downlink traffic volumes and the downlink traffic bitrates and the downlink utilizations; checking if the correlation is smaller than a predetermined correlation threshold; deciding that the cell is a problematic cell if the correlation is smaller than the correlation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Hans-Otto Scheck
  • Patent number: 11009366
    Abstract: Dynamic intersection map data is generated and provided. Traffic data is analyzed to identify an event. Responsive to identifying or receiving traffic data indicative of the event, it is determined whether the event affects one or more ingress or egress lanes of an intersection. Responsive to determining that the event affects at least one ingress or egress lane of an intersection, updated map data is generated for the intersection by updating map data corresponding to the at least one ingress or egress lane and, based on connection information corresponding to the at least one ingress or egress lane, further updating map data corresponding to one or more other lanes of the intersection. The updated map data is provided such that at least one vehicle apparatus receives the updated map data. The at least one vehicle apparatus uses the updated map data to perform one or more navigation functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Xu, Bruce Bernhardt, Yuxin Guan, Ivan Ivanovic
  • Patent number: 10997570
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of facilitating context-aware, vehicle-based mobile banking includes authenticating, by a processor of a financial institution computing system, a user of a vehicle with a financial account of the user. The vehicle is associated with the financial account and the user is physically located within the vehicle. Operating data relating to the vehicle is received. A context is determined based on the operating data. A task is selected based on the context. The task is to be performed by the user within the vehicle. The task relates to the financial account of the user. Performance of the task by the user is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ashish B. Kurani, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 10996235
    Abstract: Using a global optimization, a cycle within a frame buffer including frames corresponding to one or more cycles of query activity sequences is detected. The detection includes creating a plurality of cycle segmentations by recursively iterating through the frame buffer to identify candidate cycles corresponding to cycles of a reference activity sequence until the frame buffer lacks sufficient frames to create additional cycles, computing segmentation errors for each of the plurality of cycle segmentations, and identifying the detected cycle as the one of the plurality of cycle segmentations having a lowest segmentation error. Cycle duration data for the detected cycle is generated. Frames belonging to the detected cycle are removed from the frame buffer. The cycle duration data is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lincan Zou, Liu Ren, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10991242
    Abstract: A secure vehicle navigational system managing recorded vehicular and human movements transmitting encrypted communications between secure interconnected devices configured along road-ways within network-topology of two or more domains interconnected within a configured infrastructure communicating with a plurality of encrypted telemetry communication devices con figured within or attached to vehicular apparatus and humans, recording received and transmitted data-content between interconnected ecomm-devices and navigational command centers, continuous calculating forecasted positional phase-change positional points determined from a plurality of algorithms and techniques, map tracking a plurality of mechanisms, performing a plurality of calculations comprised of spatial density in proportion to velocity changes, analyzing a plurality of detected guidance drive-ability and interoperability factors, forecasting programmed space time position compared with future time in space positions from a configured subnaysy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Warren Taylor
  • Patent number: 10964207
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein for systems and methods of traffic management in a road network including pathways and at least one intersection. In at least one embodiment, the method comprises receiving data signals from corresponding one or more connected vehicles and generating an intersection model for each approach of each intersection at a first time, where the intersection model comprises estimated arrival times for incoming vehicles at each approach. The method further comprises generating at the first time, for each intersection, candidate traffic timing data signals based at least on the intersection model corresponding to all approaches at the intersection, and generating, at the first time, for each intersection, an optimized traffic timing data signal, which is configured to control the operation of one or more traffic signals at the intersection, and is generated based on the candidate traffic timing data signals and a predetermined optimization variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fortran Traffic Systems Limited
    Inventor: Farid Mobasser
  • Patent number: 10916137
    Abstract: A device may determine driving routes and transit times for vehicles and drivers. The device may include memory and processing to determine one or more indications of desired departure times and routes for a first user and a second user of a group of users, the routes including a road segment used by the first user and the second user. The device may determine a first signal received from a computer of a first vehicle and a second signal received from a computer of a second vehicle, wherein the first signal indicates traffic associated with the first vehicle, and wherein the second signal indicates traffic associated with the second vehicle. The device may determine a first suggested departure time associated with the first user and a second suggested departure time associated with the second user The device may to send indications of the first and second suggested departure times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hedy H. Morales BolaƱos, Oswaldo Perez Barrera, David Franco Lopez Rubio, Rodrigo Frieventh Cienfuegos
  • Patent number: 10896602
    Abstract: A method of determining whether one or more navigable elements of a navigable network within a geographic area are still affected by a precipitation weather event. A quantity parameter is associated with each segment of an electronic map representing the navigable network and indicates the amount of precipitation remaining on the navigable element or portion thereof represented by the segment. The value of the quantity parameter increases in the presence of any precipitation weather event, and decreases according to a predefined function with respect to time in the absence of any such precipitation weather event. A speed of travel of one or more devices along the navigable element or portion thereof represented by a segment is determined and compared to an expected speed of travel for the segment; the value of the quantity parameter being decreased based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Christian Lorenz, Stefan Lorkowski, Nikolaus Witte, Robin Tenhagen
  • Patent number: 10810872
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method, apparatus, and system for automatically detecting and notifying a user of a traffic rule violation using sensors and a perception module of an autonomous driving vehicle is disclosed. The operations performed comprise: capturing surrounding road traffic information at an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) based on sensor data obtained from a plurality of sensors of the ADV; automatically detecting at the ADV a traffic rule violation of a first vehicle within a perception range of the ADV based on the surrounding road traffic information and a set of pre-configured traffic rules maintained by the ADV, including analyzing the surrounding road traffic information in view of the pre-configured traffic rules; and generating an alert in response to the detected traffic rule violation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Liangliang Zhang, Yifei Jiang, Dong Li, Fan Zhu, Jiangtao Hu
  • Patent number: 10782142
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for dynamic vehicle navigation using roadway junction impact. The system includes one or more processors configured to identify a client device location and a destination location, and to determine roadway segments and roadway junctions based on the client device location, destination location, and map data. The system may calculate a travel time for each roadway segment, an impact of traffic on a local roadway junction travel time, an impact of traffic on a remote roadway junction travel time, determine routes between the client device location and the destination location using the determined travel times, and calculate a total travel time for each route based on the travel times. In some instances, the system may determine and provide route guidance for a selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hao Yang
  • Patent number: 10755558
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting venue trips and related road traffic. The approach involves, for example, processing probe data to identify a trip related to the venue. The trip is traveled by a probe vehicle generating the probe data within a timeframe associated with an event occurring at the venue. The approach also involves generating an influence graph comprising one or more roads used by the probe vehicle during the trip. The approach further involves determining a traffic parameter for the one or more roads of the influence graph. The approach further involves computing a traffic impact score for the venue, the event, or a combination thereof based on the traffic parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10748421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for estimating distribution of urban road travel time in considering operation state of taxi, and belongs to the technical field of urban transportation planning and management. The distributions of path travel time are respectively estimated according to different operation states of the taxi. When the distribution of the path travel time is estimated, adjacent road sections in the road network are not independent. In the present invention, the Markov model is added to describe the correlation of the travel time distribution between the adjacent road sections, so as to increase science and accuracy of the estimation result. In the present invention, the weight is set according to the proportion of the number of the vehicles under two different operation states to obtain the final distribution of the path travel time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shaopeng Zhong, Haimin Jun, Kai Liu, Quanzhi Wang, Kun Wang, Yanquan Zou, Lu Zhang, Tianli Tang
  • Patent number: 10674315
    Abstract: A method and device for judging intercity transportation modes based on mobile phone data solves the problems of difficult data acquisition and low data processing efficiency in the existing solutions. The method includes: obtaining the trajectory of each user from the mobile phone data; extracting an intercity traffic sub-trajectory in the trajectory of each user; and judging the transportation mode of the intercity traffic sub-trajectory. The solution has the advantages of easy data acquisition, high data processing efficiency and capability of achieving long-term monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: SHANDONG PROVINCIAL COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DESIGN INSTITUTE, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Li, Wei Liu, Zhen Tu, Weiling Wu, Li Su, Depeng Jin, Tao Mu, Qiyun Wei, Guohua Han, Chuanyi Ma, Pengfei Zhou, Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 10587132
    Abstract: Charging of a mobile device in an ad hoc parked vehicle charging system. A plurality of mobile device users and associated mobile devices are registered in an ad hoc parked vehicle charging system with a charging profile. A plurality of charging vehicles are also registered in the system with a charge supply profile. A mobile device user and associated mobile device are authenticated as a registered user in the system. A plurality of the registered charging vehicles parked within a preset distance range of the authenticated user and associated mobile device are located and one of the parked registered charging vehicles is selected based on an energy allocation criteria. A charging connection is established between the authenticated mobile device and the selected parked vehicle and charging of the mobile device is automatically controlled according to the user's charging profile, the vehicle's charge supply profile and the energy allocation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randall L. Cogill, Chungmok Lee, Zubair Nabi, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Martin Rufli, Robert Shorten, Tigran Tchrakian, Rudi Verago, Fabian Wirth, Sergiy Zhuk
  • Patent number: 10565865
    Abstract: A plurality of instances of pre-intersection and post-intersection probe data are received. Each instance of pre-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a pre-intersection road segment before traveling through an intersection. Each instance of post-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a post-intersection road segment following traveling through the intersection. Instances of pre-intersection probe data are clustered into pre-intersection clusters based on a post-intersection road segment identified by the corresponding instance of post-intersection probe data. Instances of post-intersection probe data are clustered into post-intersection clusters based on the post-intersection road segment identified thereby. A traffic level indicator is determined for each cluster. A traffic level indicator difference is determined for each pair of corresponding pre-intersection and post-intersection clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10545027
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is method and system for preventing traffic congestion of vehicles. Real-time traffic data related to a primary route being traversed by a vehicle, and location information of the vehicle are collected and analyzed to determine one or more alternative routes having less traffic congestion than the primary route. Further, congestion weightages are assigned to each of the alternative routes to identify an optimal route, having least traffic congestion, among the alternative routes. The optimal route is recommended to a user of the vehicle, thereby preventing traffic congestion. In an embodiment, the present method obtains the real-time traffic data directly from a computing device and/or one or more sensors integrated in the vehicle, and thereby accurately identifies the optimal route for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Mayank Sharma
  • Patent number: 10523771
    Abstract: A data collection method, a device, and a system are provided for automatically obtaining a user's movement interests. The data collection method includes: a movement information collection device obtaining a user's movement data; analyzing said user's movement data and determining the user's movement preferences according to said movement data; sending the user's information of the movement preference to a server, so that the server determines according to the user's information of the movement preference other users corresponding to said movement preferences. It is thus possible to automatically obtain a user's movement preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Chao Wang, Xiao Guo, Lingfang Zhong
  • Patent number: 10522037
    Abstract: An example method described herein includes receiving an image stream of a non-demarcated parking zone; identifying dimensions of the non-demarcated parking zone; determining an overall area of the non-demarcated parking zone based on the dimensions of the non-demarcated parking zone; calculating a capacity of the non-demarcated parking zone based on the dimensions of the overall area and predetermined vehicle dimensions; determining a number of vehicles parked in the non-demarcated parking zone based on the image stream and an object detection model, wherein the object detection model is configured to detect vehicles in the image stream that are parked in the non-demarcated parking zone; determining a parking availability of the non-demarcated parking zone based on the number of vehicles parked in the non-demarcated parking zone and the capacity; and performing an action associated with the parking availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Udit Batra, Ilker Ozsaracoglu, Kasiana J P McLenaghan, David L. Tucker, Mohammad Naimur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10513267
    Abstract: A safety system for a vehicle comprises a sensing means which is arranged to determine the presence of a preceding vehicle and, where present, to produce at least one first output signal representative of one or more characteristics of the preceding vehicle, the sensing means also being arranged to determine the presence of an oncoming vehicle and, where present, to produce at least one second output signal representative of one or more characteristics of the oncoming vehicle, and a controller which is arranged to receive the output signals from the sensing means, and from the signals to generate a result signal indicative that it is possible for the vehicle to safely overtake the preceding vehicle before the oncoming vehicle blocks the path along which the vehicle must travel to complete the overtaking maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TRW Limited
    Inventor: Florin-Cristian Matei
  • Patent number: 10469579
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data generated in a vehicle group. One example embodiment comprises selectively off-boarding a data set generated at a first vehicle in the vehicle group for storage purposes, the first data set off-boarded to one or more of a second vehicle in the vehicle group and a remote storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, John Brand, Todd William Goodermuth, Scott Nelson, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Nick David Nagrodsky, Aaron Richard Mitti
  • Patent number: 10395530
    Abstract: The disclosure includes implementations for executing one or more computations for a vehicle. Some implementations of a method for a vehicle may include identifying one or more computations as being un-executable by any processor-based computing device of the vehicle. The method may include generating a query including query data describing the one or more computations to be executed for the vehicle. The method may include providing the query to a network. The method may include receiving a response from the network. The response may include solution data describing a result of executing the one or more computations. The response may be provided to the network by a processor-based computing device included in a hierarchy of processor-based computing devices that have greater computational ability than any processor-based computing devices of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Rahul Parundekar, Kentaro Oguchi, Veera Ganesh Yalla, Preeti Jayagopi Pillai
  • Patent number: 10332391
    Abstract: A plurality of instances of pre-intersection and post-intersection probe data are received. Each instance of pre-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a pre-intersection road segment before traveling through an intersection. Each instance of post-intersection probe data corresponds to traveling along a post-intersection road segment following traveling through the intersection. Instances of pre-intersection probe data are clustered into pre-intersection clusters based on a post-intersection road segment identified by the corresponding instance of post-intersection probe data. Instances of post-intersection probe data are clustered into post-intersection clusters based on the post-intersection road segment identified thereby. A traffic level indicator is determined for each cluster. A traffic level indicator difference is determined for each pair of corresponding pre-intersection and post-intersection clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10310838
    Abstract: Provided is a program writing device that reliably performs an updating process of data by means of a control program or the like in a safe manner and without inconveniencing the owner of a vehicle or a driver using the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kurosawa, Fumiharu Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10296004
    Abstract: A device and method for state progression in a set of autonomous vehicle states related to an autonomous vehicle objective for a multi-vehicle environment. A vehicular state of another vehicle of the multi-vehicle environment is discerned to produce a discerned vehicular state of the another vehicle, wherein the another vehicle operates to affect the autonomous vehicle objective. An adaptive policy is formed for a present one of the set of autonomous vehicle states based on the discerned vehicular state, and producing from the adaptive policy an autonomous vehicle action to progress to a subsequent one of the set of autonomous vehicle states. The autonomous vehicle action is transmitted for effecting a progression to the subsequent one of the set of autonomous vehicle states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoki Nishi
  • Patent number: 10166991
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for implementing selective crowd sourcing. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented method for obtaining data from vehicles includes calculating a greedy parameter value for each of a plurality of vehicles in a geographical area; selecting no more than a predetermined number of the plurality of vehicles having a greedy parameter value in a greedy parameter threshold range; instructing the selected vehicles to transmit data while in the geographical area; and receiving the data from the selected vehicles. In another embodiment, a vehicle including a crowd sourcing selection module is provided. The crowd sourcing selection module is configured to retrieve consensus information from a central repository; calculate greedy parameter information regarding the vehicle using the consensus information; and determine whether to transmit an event observation to the central repository based on the greedy parameter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Donald K. Grimm, David E. Bojanowski, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 10160458
    Abstract: When the number of pieces of traveling data belonging to the same category as a category of the current traveling data is equal to or greater than a first number being predetermined, a driving characteristic measurement apparatus selects the traveling data, and, when the number of pieces of the traveling data is less than the first number, selects traveling data whose number of pieces is not less than the first number, from among traveling data belonging to a category similar to the category of the current traveling data. The driving characteristic measurement apparatus measures driving characteristics on a currently traveling road using the selected traveling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Okamoto, Takuji Morimoto, Kimika Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10147317
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a traffic information estimation device and a traffic information estimation method for estimating a time period of switching of a traffic signal display. The traffic information estimation device includes: an acquisition unit (203) acquiring arrangement information indicating an arrangement of vehicles in accordance with a time passage on a road on which a traffic signal is installed; a determination unit (205) determining changes in density of the vehicles by using the arrangement information; and a calculation unit (206) calculating a display change cycle indicating a time period of switching of a display of the traffic signal based on a time interval between the changes in density of the vehicles. According to such a configuration, it is possible to simplify processing to estimate of a change cycle of the traffic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Hirata, Junya Ujiie, Michinori Yoshida, Yoshihiro Tomaru, Mitsuo Shimotani, Ryo Okabe
  • Patent number: 10049571
    Abstract: The disclosure includes implementations for executing one or more computations for a vehicle. Some implementations of a method for a vehicle may include identifying one or more computations as being un-executable by any processor-based computing device of the vehicle. The method may include generating a query including query data describing the one or more computations to be executed for the vehicle. The method may include providing the query to a network. The method may include receiving a response from the network. The response may include solution data describing a result of executing the one or more computations. The response may be provided to the network by a processor-based computing device included in a hierarchy of processor-based computing devices that have greater computational ability than any processor-based computing devices of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Rahul Parundekar, Kentaro Oguchi, Veera Ganesh Yalla, Preeti Jayagopi Pillai
  • Patent number: 10013878
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a traffic control system provide arrangements and processes for managing automated vehicles. The traffic control system can register vehicles and then control the operation of the vehicles through a section of roadway. The automated control includes the communication of directions and other messages that ensure the proper function of the vehicle while under the guidance of the traffic control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AUTOCONNECT HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Ricci, Tadd F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9972203
    Abstract: A driving assistance method includes: a step of, by a driving assistance apparatus, calculating a power spectrum by a frequency analysis of an acceleration obtained by a three-dimensional accelerometer; a step of, by the driving assistance apparatus, obtaining information on an angle based on a magnitude of an inclination of a single regression line of the power spectrum in a predetermined frequency range; a step of obtaining a speed by the driving assistance apparatus; a step of, by the driving assistance apparatus, calculating a traffic jam sign index as a product of a value associated with a degree of variation in the angle and a value associated with the speed; and a step of, by the driving assistance apparatus, sensing a traffic jam sign based on a change in the traffic jam sign index within a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takamasa Koshizen
  • Patent number: 9911326
    Abstract: An approach is provided for processing and/or facilitating a processing of probe trace data to determine one or more mode indicators, wherein the one or more mode indicators include, at least in part, one or more attributes of the probe trace data. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a modeling of one or more statistical patterns of at least one pedestrian mode of transport, at least one non-pedestrian mode of transport, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on determining one or more probabilities that one or more mode indicators are associated with the at least one pedestrian mode of transport, the at least one non-pedestrian mode of transport, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Bo Xu, Jane MacFarlane