With Determination Of Traffic Speed Patents (Class 701/119)
  • Patent number: 11398152
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device for controlling a host vehicle to pass through one or more intersections. The in-vehicle device includes a controller configured to obtain information of an intersection through which one or more vehicles including the host vehicle will pass; identify any of the vehicles that will pass through a same intersection as the intersection through which the host vehicle will pass based on the obtained information; determine a priority level of the host vehicle based on an order of the distances between the intersection and the vehicles sharing the right-of-way of the intersection; judge whether the distance between the host vehicle and the intersection is shorter than or equal to a distance threshold; if that the judgment is positive, the priority level of the host vehicle is enabled; if the judgment is negative, the priority level of the host vehicle is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11391588
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an event navigation system. The event navigation system includes a sensor configured to monitor traffic flow within a first structure. The event navigation system includes a memory configured to store a map of the first structure. The event navigation system includes a processor coupled to the sensor and the memory. The processor is configured to obtain a current location of a user and a destination location for the user. The processor is configured to determine a route from the current location to the destination location based on the map of the first structure, the current location, the destination location and the traffic flow within the first structure. The processor is configured to provide the route to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Gunnar Heinisch, Mohan Kusgur, Robert Douglas, Evan Vijithakumara, Alex Pham, Nutonya Lynn Parker, Sriranjan Tadimari
  • Patent number: 11395117
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for vehicle emergency vehicle-to-anything (V2X) notification based on sensor fusion are presented. In some embodiments, a vehicle may receive an indication of an issue or impairment of the vehicle or an occupant of the vehicle, including the driver. Using information from sensors within the vehicle, an on-board processor may determine the nature of the impairment. Information about the nature of the impairment may then be transmitted, using V2X notification, to neighboring vehicles and/or an infrastructure entity (e.g., a base station, a roadside unit, a radio tower, and/or a central application server). The neighboring vehicles may then negotiate using V2X communication with the impaired vehicle and the other neighboring vehicles and/or be directed by the infrastructure entity to proceed using a negotiated course of action that accounts for the nature of the impairment in the impaired vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dan Vassilovski, Hong Cheng, Shailesh Patil, Richard Hovey, Arjun Bharadwaj, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Jose Edson Vargas
  • Patent number: 11386680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of identifying a brand and a model of a vehicle. The method comprises obtaining one or more video frames. Further, the method comprises detecting one of presence or absence of text in the at least one vehicle. Upon detecting the presence of the text, the method comprises determining at least one of the brand and the model of the at least one vehicle by accumulating the text recognized in the one or more video frames. Further, identifying at least one of the brand and the model of the at least one vehicle based on an accumulated text. Upon detecting the absence of the text, the method comprises determining the brand of the at least one vehicle based on logo associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Sandip Kumar Maity, Sumit Shovon Mitra, Debasish Chanda
  • Patent number: 11348451
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a navigation route based on the location of a vehicle and generating a recommendation for a vehicle maneuver. The method may comprise determining, based on sensor data received from a location sensor of a mobile device or a vehicle, a location of the vehicle. A computing device may determine a navigation route for navigating the vehicle from the location to a destination, and the navigation route may comprise a plurality of intersections. The computing device may determine a plurality of potential maneuvers at a first intersection of the plurality of intersections. The computing device may also determine, based on one or more factors, a navigation score for each of the plurality of potential maneuvers at the first intersection. Based on the navigation score for each of the plurality of potential maneuvers, the computing device may select a maneuver from the plurality of potential maneuvers to recommend for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Regina Madigan, Timothy W. Gibson, Howard Hayes, Surender Kumar
  • Patent number: 11290470
    Abstract: The invention is applicable for use in conjunction with a system that includes connected vehicle communications in which vehicles in the system each have an onboard processor subsystem and associated sensors, the processor subsystem controlling the generation, transmission, and receiving of messages communicated between vehicles for purposes including crash avoidance. A method is set forth for determining, by a given vehicle receiving messages, the occurrence of misbehavior, including the following steps: processing received messages by performing a plurality of plausibility determinations to obtain a respective number of plausibility measurements; determining at least one context for the region at which the given vehicle is located; weighting the plurality of plausibility measurements in accordance with values determined from the at least one context to obtain a respective plurality of plausibility indicator values; and deriving a misbehavior confidence indicator using the plausibility indicator values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: OnBoard Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Petit, Mohammad Raashid Ansari
  • Patent number: 11270589
    Abstract: A surrounding vehicle display device includes: a surrounding information detection device that obtains information on surroundings of a host vehicle; a virtual image generation unit that uses the information obtained by the surrounding information detection device to generate a virtual image that indicates the surroundings of the host vehicle as being viewed from above the host vehicle; and a controller that starts examination of whether to perform the auto lane change before performing the auto lane change. The controller starts the examination of whether to perform the auto lane change before performing the auto lane change and then makes a display region of the surroundings of the host vehicle on the virtual image wider than a display region before the examination is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youji Shimizu, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Seiko Kawai, Katsumi Kimura, Ryusuke Ueki
  • Patent number: 11262208
    Abstract: One or more lane level dynamic profiles are received. Each lane level dynamic profile comprises at least one dynamic parameter corresponding to a lane of a traversable network. A lane level network graph is received for at least a portion of the traversable network. A cost is assigned to the lane based on the at least one dynamic parameter corresponding to the lane. A routing or navigation function is performed using the cost assigned to the lane and the lane level network graph to generate routing information. The routing information is provided such that a mobile apparatus receives the routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Aditya Balasaheb Jadhav
  • Patent number: 11257368
    Abstract: A content sharing server provides a vehicle content sharing service and a method thereof. The content sharing server for providing a vehicle content sharing service includes a communication device that receives content sharing information including vehicle identification information, content information reproducible in a vehicle, and driving information from at least one content receiving vehicle. The content sharing server further includes a content sharing controller that stores the content sharing information, searches for a plurality of content providing vehicles that store content to be reproduced in the at least one content receiving vehicle, divides the content based on the plurality of content providing vehicles, and downloads, to the at least one content receiving vehicle, the divided content uploaded from the plurality of content providing vehicles in order of preset priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yong Jin Shin
  • Patent number: 11257362
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to determining traffic congestion patterns. In some embodiments, a method includes identifying congestion events for each road of a plurality of roads in a road network, where each congestion event indicates a drop in average vehicle speed below a predetermined speed threshold for a particular road in the road network, and where the congestion events span a predetermined time period. The method further includes determining local clusters of the congestion events based on one or more road condition parameters, where each local cluster defines a local congestion pattern for a particular road of the plurality of roads in the road network. The method further includes grouping the local clusters into one or more global clusters based on the one or more road condition parameters, where the global clusters define global congestion patterns in the road network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Xu, Xiaoyang Yang, Ji Hui Yang, Jun Wang, Jing James Xu
  • Patent number: 11238677
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving data analyzing apparatus and method, and a vehicle system. The driving data analyzing apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a database (DB) storing a data matrix for each of a plurality of sections predetermined on a road of a map, a controller storing driving data received from vehicles passing through each of the plurality of sections in a data matrix of a corresponding section. The controller is configured to analyze a driving abnormality state of a vehicle passing through the corresponding section based on a mean value of the driving data stored in the data matrix of the corresponding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jung Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 11231282
    Abstract: An approach is provided for node-based map matching. The approach involves processing probe data to sort a plurality of probe points according to sessions keys. The approach also involves selecting a subset of the plurality of probe points within a threshold distance of a node of a map representation of a transportation network. The approach further involves initiating a map matching of the probe points of each session key to the map representation by, for said each session key: (1) determining a closest probe point to the node; (2) determining another closest probe point to a neighboring node, wherein the neighboring node is connected to the node by at least one link; and (3) projecting the plurality of probe points between the closest probe point to the node and the another closest probe point to the neighboring node onto the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Dongwook Jang
  • Patent number: 11217090
    Abstract: A system and method includes mounting one or more sensors to an infrastructure component, identifying movement patterns in an intersection adjacent to the infrastructure component, and creating a map of the intersection based on the movement patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua David Frankfurth
  • Patent number: 11192550
    Abstract: A method for supporting energy-efficient deceleration of a vehicle includes determining a reference deceleration depending on a current speed or a speed profile of the vehicle, determining a starting time point and a starting speed of a deceleration of the vehicle, and determining a real energy consumption and a real distance between the starting time point and a current time point and/or ending time point of the deceleration. The method also includes calculating a reference time and a reference distance for a deceleration with the determined reference deceleration between the determined starting speed and the current speed and/or the speed at the ending time point of the vehicle, calculating an energy consumption for a differential distance from the determined real distance and the calculated reference distance, and calculating a real total energy consumption as the sum of the determined real energy consumption of the deceleration and the calculated energy consumption for the differential distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Lindhuber, Mark Van Gelikum
  • Patent number: 11162797
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to process probe data in accordance with an efficient map matching technique. Methods may include obtaining a road link within a geographic area from a database of a plurality of road links; calculating a plurality of areas of interest and a centroid for each; receiving a probe data point from a probe apparatus including one or more sensors and being onboard a vehicle, where the probe data point includes location information associated with the probe apparatus; determining that the probe data point location information corresponds to the geographic area; determining that the probe data point location corresponds to an area of interest disposed along the road link within the geographic area; and map matching the probe data point to a centroid of the area of interest determined to correspond to the probe data point location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Eric Linder
  • Patent number: 11144666
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing access to a data location associated with a vehicle. The method includes detecting, by one or more sensors of the vehicle, vehicle data. The method also includes recording, by an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle, the vehicle data to the data location. The method also includes storing, by a smart contract located on a blockchain, an access state associated with the data location, the access state indicating one or more devices having access to the data location. The method also includes communicating, by the ECU, an instruction to the smart contract to change the access state associated with the data location to grant access to a third-party device or revoke access from the third-party device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hazem Ahmed, Mathew Gardner
  • Patent number: 11138873
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for identifying, monitoring, and sharing vehicle information amongst sensors. In some implementations, a system includes a central server and a plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors are positioned in a fixed location relative to a roadway. Each sensor in the plurality of sensors is configured to: detect vehicles in a first field of view on the roadway. For each detected vehicle, each sensor is configured to identify features of the detected vehicle and perform operations for each feature. The operations include generating feature data representing the feature, generating a unique identification of the detected vehicle from the detected vehicles by concatenating the feature data representing the identified features of the detected vehicle, and adding the unique identification to a list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cavnue Technology, LLC
    Inventor: David Hahn Clifford
  • Patent number: 11073402
    Abstract: A method for exchanging digital map data between a first and a second vehicle, each vehicle comprising a communication unit for exchanging messages between vehicles, a positioning unit for detecting the position of the vehicle, a map unit for storing and processing a digital map, and an evaluation unit for creating a quality measurement regarding a map section of the digital map. The method includes creation of a quality measurement regarding map data of a map section of the digital map by the first vehicle and checking of whether the quality measurement for the map data of the map section is below a threshold value which defines a minimum quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11064382
    Abstract: Systems and methods to understand the roadways (roads, highways, etc.) where customers are experiencing network congestion and the time of day when customer experience is degraded are disclosed. The method receives and aggregates data from a variety of sources, including customer data (e.g., speed, experience throughputs, reported coverage, etc.), network data (site coverage—RSRP/RSRQ, site capacity—users and bandwidth), maps/traffic data (speed limit), etc. to measure both vehicular congestion and network congestion on roadways. Ultimately, the method can generate an enhanced map that merges vehicular traffic congestion and network traffic congestion to present feature-added routes to a user. A user can then use the enhanced map to better plan their trip to ensure maximum network coverage during their trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Khrum Kashan Jat
  • Patent number: 11024170
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 11024172
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 11024171
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10990103
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle system of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The method is designed to determine a trajectory to be followed and/or to perform driving interventions, wherein a communication device on the vehicle system side receives, from a computation device external to the motor vehicle, a lane map describing travel lanes that are determined by the computation device from actual driving courses of other vehicles in the past and that relate to a region surrounding the motor vehicle, and a control device on the vehicle system side determines a trajectory to be followed by the motor vehicle and/or performs a transverse guiding intervention depending on the lane map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Lukas Rottkamp, Florian Haubner
  • Patent number: 10971017
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for inter-vehicle communication, fusion of sensor information, and information sharing resulting from inter-vehicle communication are disclosed along with control of one or more vehicles in response to information from one or more other vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Pinak Jayant Tulpule, Govindarajan Kothandaraman, Edmund P. Hodzen, Kenneth M. Follen, Archit N. Koti
  • Patent number: 10937311
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing traffic information and includes: a database storing and managing traffic pattern information based on past traffic information; and a server that computes a real-time link entry time based on a real-time link speed received from a probe vehicle, corrects the traffic pattern information based on the real-time link speed and the real-time link entry time, and predicts and provide real-time traffic information based on the corrected traffic pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10883837
    Abstract: A map generating server capable of bidirectional communication with multiple vehicles having a database configured to store vehicle type identifiers assigned to the vehicles and map data regarding roads usable by the vehicles and cultivated land area near the roads. In the server, a vehicle position data tagged with vehicle type identifier is successively written to location concerned of the map data when each vehicle transmits the position data tagged with the vehicle type identifier. The vehicle position data writing number is incremented if the written vehicle position data is that of a vehicle assigned a specified vehicle type identifier, and the location concerned of the cultivated land area is determined to be cultivated land area road and to update the map data stored in the database when the writing number is equal to or greater than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Minowa, Shigenori Hiruta, Kimiyoshi Kusaka, Shiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10878694
    Abstract: A method for estimating a mileage of a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes detecting a first location of the vehicle at a first moment by capturing an image of the vehicle by a first camera of a plurality of cameras, and estimating a primary distance of a plurality of distances. The primary distance may be associated with the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ziba Ebrahimian
  • Patent number: 10878697
    Abstract: A system includes sensors deployed along a vehicle pathway to detect the presence of a plurality of vehicles. An embodiment of a method for detecting speed may include generating from the sensors presence data of each of the plurality of vehicles and transmitting the detected presence data to a base station. The transmitting may include transmitting the detected presence data from the sensors to an access point and transmitting the detected presence data from the access point to the base station. The base station determines a speed of each of the plurality of vehicles. The speed may be determined at a periodic interval responsive to a predetermined distance between the sensors and a difference in the detection time of each of the plurality of vehicles at each of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Srikar Vadlamani, Matthew Davidson
  • Patent number: 10838423
    Abstract: Presented are systems and methods for deriving speed limits of designated road segments by mining large-scale vehicle data traces. A method for controlling operation of a motor vehicle includes: determining a current location of the vehicle; determining a designated road segment corresponding to the vehicle's location; receiving host speed data indicative of the vehicle's speed while travelling on the road segment for a calibrated timeframe; receiving crowd-sourced speed data indicative of the speeds of participatory vehicles while travelling on the road segment for the calibrated timeframe; accumulating a speed distribution function for the road segment based on the host and crowd-sourced speed data; generating a finite mixture model from the speed distribution function to estimate a speed limit range; selecting a speed limit candidate from the estimated speed limit range; and transmitting command signals to a vehicle subsystem to execute a control operation based on the selected speed limit candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Shu Chen, Donald K. Grimm, David E. Bojanowski, Bo Yu, Jinzhu Chen
  • Patent number: 10832571
    Abstract: A driving safety support system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a safety driving assistant device. The server performs operations including: acquiring, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; calculating, based on the probe information, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes; and calculating a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended based on the traffic congestion tail position. The safety driving assistant device performs operations including executing a driving safety support process for a target vehicle based on the lane-change recommendation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Masataka Tokunaga, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10801848
    Abstract: An example method of crowd-sourcing energy consumption data for vehicles includes controlling a vehicle in response to a predicted energy consumption that is continually updated based on a difference between a previous predicted energy consumption and a previous actual base energy consumption. Another example method of routing a vehicle includes changing a route for a vehicle in response to a predicted energy consumption for the vehicle when travelling the route, the predicted energy consumption based on a difference between a previous predicted energy consumption and a previous actual base energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Ryan Abraham McGee, Fling Finn Tseng, Johannes Geir Kristinsson
  • Patent number: 10783782
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a device and a computer program product for managing a vehicle are proposed. The computer-implemented method comprises: a determining, by a device operatively coupled to one or more processing units, a potential road section associated with a current road section on which a first vehicle is moving, the potential road section being a road section to which the first vehicle potentially moves from the current road section; obtaining, by the device, a road condition of the potential road section, the road condition being generated at least based on monitoring records of a second vehicle moving on the potential road section; and in response to the road condition indicating that the potential road section is unsuitable for moving on, transmitting, by the device, an alert about the potential road section to the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhi Hu Wang, Shiwan Zhao, Li Zhang, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10740628
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10742528
    Abstract: Each of multiple vehicle data collection devices are configured to collect data streams associated with operation of a vehicle. The data streams include time-stamped speed data. A transmitter is configured to transmit the data streams. An analytics server is configured to receive the data streams transmitted by the transmitter and to process the data. In connection with the processing, data streams with at least one common time stamp are identified. The time-stamped speed for one of the data streams at a first time interval is compared to the time-stamped speed for another of the identified plurality of data streams at a second time interval, where the second time interval comprises the first time interval plus an additional time increment. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether the two of the plurality of data streams are associated with a same trip or a different trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: David E. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10733233
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that include obtaining first camera images from a first camera onboard a first vehicle; generating, via one or more computer processors, a first situation awareness graph with respect to objects near the first vehicle, using the first camera images; obtaining second camera images from a second camera of a second device that is in proximity to the first vehicle; generating, via one or more computer processors, a second situation awareness graph with the respect to the objects, using the second camera images; and generating, via one or more computer processor, a global situation awareness graph with respect to the objects, by merging the first situation awareness graph with the second situation awareness graph, using respective first and second weights for the first and second situation awareness graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Mohannad Murad, Joseph G. Machak, Wende Zhang
  • Patent number: 10733877
    Abstract: A traffic flux maximization method and system to control traffic flow by combining classical computing machine learning to predict traffic flux minimization before its occurrence, with quantum annealing to optimize future positions of vehicles. Vehicles are redirected to minimize the travel time for each vehicle, taking into account other vehicles in the road network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventors: Florian Neukart, Gabriele Compostella, Christian Seidel, David Von Dollen
  • Patent number: 10703373
    Abstract: A first vehicle velocity target is determined based on a velocity of a proximate second vehicle and at least one of a curvature of a road, a gradient of the road, a bank angle of the road, visibility, and a coefficient of friction on a surface of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raveen Fernando, Barnabas Joseph Nemec, Michael Adel Awad Alla, Tsung-Han Tsai, Kathryn Hamilton, Ray C. Siciak
  • Patent number: 10690508
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing navigation based on local-driver route deviations are provided. Aspects include monitoring drivers and storing a route that each of the drivers take from an origin to a destination and a number of times that each of the drivers has traveled the route. Aspects also include classifying one or more drivers as local drivers based on a determination that the number of times the one or more drivers traveled the route is greater than a threshold number and receiving a routing request from a driver including a starting point and an endpoint and calculating an expected route from the starting point to the endpoint. Aspects further include calculating a generated route from the starting point to the endpoint, wherein calculating includes determining routes local drivers have taken from the starting point to the endpoint and providing the generated route to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Ali Y. Duale, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Shailesh R. Gami, Louis P. Gomes
  • Patent number: 10657807
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for detecting changes in road traffic conditions based on vehicle probe data. Methods may include: receiving a plurality of probe data points; map-matching probe data points of the plurality of probe apparatuses to road segments of a candidate road of a road networks; for a plurality of time epochs, cluster probe speeds map-matched to road segments of the candidate road according to a clustering algorithm; establishing centroid speeds corresponding to clusters of probe speeds; spatially grouping said road segments according to probe-to-cluster mapping; and providing a road traffic condition change message in response to a difference between centroid speeds along the candidate road exceeding a predefined threshold, where the road traffic condition change message includes at least information about said road segment groups that correspond to said clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Sheynman, Daniela Radakovic, Kyle Jackson
  • Patent number: 10589680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing at least one information from an environmental region (8) of a motor vehicle (2) to a driver of the motor vehicle (2), wherein at least one first image (B3) captured by a vehicle-side camera system (6) and at least one second image (B4) captured by a vehicle-external camera system (7) situated within the field of view (19a, 19b) of the vehicle-side camera system (6) are received in the method, wherein an image-in-image representation (B5) is generated from the at least one first image (B3) and the at least one second image (B4) for displaying on a vehicle-side display device (13) as the at least one information, wherein a first image region (21) for displaying the at least one first image (B3) and a second image region (22) separate from the first image region (21) for displaying the at least one second image (B4) are determined for the image-in-image representation (B5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Enda Peter Ward, Alan Hanniffy, Mike Togher
  • Patent number: 10582196
    Abstract: An example apparatus for encoding video frames includes a receiver to receive events from a dynamic vision sensor and a video frame from an image sensor. The apparatus also includes a heat map generator to generate a heat map based on the received events. The apparatus further includes a region of interest (ROI) map generator generate a ROI map based on the heat map. The apparatus includes a parameter adjuster to adjust an encoding parameter based on the ROI map. The apparatus also further includes a video encoder to encode the video frame using the adjusted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Javier Perez-Ramirez, Srenivas Varadarajan, Yiting Liao, Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu, Omesh Tickoo, Ibrahima J. Ndiour
  • Patent number: 10540891
    Abstract: A traffic-congestion prevention system for preventing traffic congestion at a target location at a target time more certainly is provided. The traffic-congestion prevention system 10 includes a traffic state calculation unit 124 and a display control unit 16. The traffic state calculation unit 124 calculates a target traffic state that is a traffic state to be achieved at a location different from the target location in order to prevent traffic congestion at the target location at the target time. The display control unit 16 controls display means in such a way that the target traffic state at the location is displayed on the display means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Ashida, Itaru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10518769
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a surroundings information acquisition section configured to acquire vehicle surroundings information; an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving in which at least one of speed control or steering control is controlled automatically based on the vehicle surroundings information acquired by the surroundings information acquisition section; a communication section configured to directly or indirectly communicate with another device; and a communication controller configured to transmit the vehicle surroundings information and information indicating an execution status of the automated driving to the other device using the communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Sen, Masahiko Asakura, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10488528
    Abstract: A system comprises a smart device that includes a processor and a memory. The smart device processor is configured to executed instructions stored in memory and the smart device to: wirelessly detect both the presence of a non-commissioned field-deployed product and a unique identification (ID) associated with the non-commissioned field-deployed product; take a photograph of the non-commissioned field-deployed product; obtain location data of the non-commissioned field-deployed product; and wirelessly transmit the unique ID, photograph and location data to establish a commissioned status of the non-commissioned field-deployed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephan P. Iannce, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10460598
    Abstract: A driving action classifying apparatus has a driving-action-symbol acquiring unit configured to acquire position information on a vehicle and driving action symbols, which are data obtained by converting driving actions of the vehicle into symbols; and a tendency symbolizing unit configured to collect the driving action symbols corresponding to a same or similar place acquired from a plurality of vehicles and generate driving tendency symbols, which are data obtained by converting into a symbol a frequency distribution of the driving action symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Kashiwakura, Yusuke Tanaka, Chihiro Sannomiya, Keisuke Kurihara, Tadahiro Kashiwai, Ryo Neyama
  • Patent number: 10401173
    Abstract: A method and system include identification of road segments with multi-modal traffic patterns. A server receives speed data for a link. The server calculates a quantity of speed clusters from the speed data. The server calculates speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters. The server identifies one or more modes of transportation for the link based on the quantity of the speed clusters and the speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 10360797
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to a request-response mechanism for sharing sensor information. For example, sensor devices (e.g., in vehicles, fixed structures, or a combination thereof) may selectively share information acquired by the sensor devices. The disclosure relates in some aspects to avoiding redundant transmissions of sensor information. For example, a sensor device of a set of sensor devices may determine which sensor device should transmit information and/or the time(s) at which that sensor device should transmit the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10349211
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for sharing mobile device location information. The method includes receiving signals by a mobile device and determining by the mobile device a first location of the mobile device at a first time based on the signals received by the mobile device. Time data is accessed by the mobile device and the mobile device determines based on the time data that the first time is in a first time window. The first location is transmitted to a particular user device at least responsive to the first time being in the first time window. The mobile device determines a second location of the mobile device at a second time based on the signals received by the mobile device. A first error is applied to the second location at least responsive to the determining of the second location at the second time, and the second location is transmitted including the first error to the particular user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventor: Juyong Do
  • Patent number: 10339806
    Abstract: A traffic control server 31 controls traffic for a first vehicle 70 traveling on an outgoing lane and a second vehicle 20 traveling on a return lane and having attributes that are different from the first vehicle 70. The traffic control server 31 is provided with a travel-permitted zone setting unit 331b for setting a first travel-permitted zone 100, which is a partial zone of the outgoing lane and in which travel of the first vehicle 70 is permitted, and a second travel-permitted zone 200, which is a partial zone of the return lane and in which travel of the second vehicle 20 is permitted. The travel-permitted zone setting unit 331b sets the first travel-permitted zone and the second travel-permitted zone 200 so as to cause the second vehicle to stop or decelerate and the first vehicle to travel when the first vehicle and the second vehicle pass each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hamada, Hidefumi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 10299158
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to sharing of sensor data among vehicles are provided. A first vehicle receives, from a second vehicle, first sensing information associated with a first object. The first vehicle detects sensor data associated with a second object. The first vehicle transmits second sensing information associated with the second object based on at least the sensor data, the first sensing information, and a transmission latency budget for the second sensing information. The first sensing information includes geographical location information of the first object. The second sensing information includes geographical location information of the second object. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li