With Determination Of Traffic Speed Patents (Class 701/119)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10276046
    Abstract: A roadside unit includes a first communicator that performs road-to-vehicle communication with an on-board device incorporated in a first vehicle, a second communicator that communicates with an accident monitoring server, an acquirer that acquires first image information from an imaging device that takes images of object on a road, and a detector that detects an occurrence of an accident caused by a second vehicle based on the first image information acquired by the acquirer. The acquirer acquires vehicle information from the first vehicle via the first communicator when the detector detects the occurrence of the accident. The second communicator transmits, to the accident monitoring server, the first image information and the vehicle information both acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10223843
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 10185871
    Abstract: A system includes a laser displacement sensor which is provided on a shoulder of a roadway, emits a laser beam which scans a roadway space in a height direction thereof, receives a beam reflected by an object which is present in the roadway space, and measures a distance up to a reflection point on the object, at which the laser beam was reflected; and a vehicle window detection device that detects a window of the vehicle based on the distance measured by the laser displacement sensor. The vehicle window detection device detects the window of the vehicle based on a change in a distance in a horizontal direction from the laser displacement sensor to the reflection point after the vehicle in the roadway space was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10176389
    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: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10140254
    Abstract: Method of creating a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of a geographic area for use in representing a degree of traffic congestion in the geographic area using a limited number of symbols, comprising: retrieving, in respect of roads within geographic area, historical traffic data and values representative of traffic congestion; deriving a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of roads within the geographic area based on the retrieved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventor: Victor Vladimirovich Karpov
  • Patent number: 10109191
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the invention involves methods and systems suitable for roadway monitoring, mapping, and maintenance. The probability of a road distress is calculated by combining various sources of data, and automatic alerts are generated to request mobilization of a road repair resource. Various methods are included to increase the accuracy of the probability calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Reginald Bryant, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott
  • Patent number: 10106026
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. A user interface for controlling the device of the electrically motorized wheel includes at least one button displayable by the user interface to control a function associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Ruben Cagnie
  • Patent number: 10091760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a paging for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system is provided. A network node receives data corresponding to the V2X communication from a first UE, and transmits the paging indicating the V2X communication to a second UE. The network node may further broadcast the data to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10083551
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. A computing device may receive acceleration measurement(s) measured by one or more accelerometers during a time window. The computing device may determine, for one or more acceleration measurements, a corresponding acceleration magnitude. Based on the corresponding acceleration magnitude(s), the computing device may identify, from the acceleration measurement(s), an acceleration measurement and/or may determine whether the acceleration magnitude exceeds a threshold acceleration magnitude. The computing device may corroborate whether a vehicle associated with the mobile computing device was involved in a crash. Data associated with the acceleration magnitude and/or an event, such as a crash event, may be transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kyle Patrick Schmitt, Pratheek M. Harish, Venu Madhav Tammali, Larry Layne, Dana Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10083550
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 10055976
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: in a first end user electronic device, running an application that uses device collected data; collecting, using the first end user electronic device, device data for the application; accessing, using a processor of the first end user electronic device, device data collected by another end user electronic device proximate to the first end user electronic device; and using, in the running of the application, one or more of the accessed device data and the collected device data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gaither Knox, Peter Hamilton Wetsel, Rod D. Waltermann, Suzanne Marion Beaumont
  • Patent number: 10057837
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a beacon device, a first message including a first identifier. The first identifier may be associated with the beacon device. The device may receive, from a user device, a second message including a second identifier. The second identifier may be associated with the user device. The device may determine the second identifier based on the second message and the first identifier. The device may determine an event associated with the second identifier based on the first identifier. The device may provide, to another device, information that identifies the second identifier and the event to permit the other device to identify a displacement trajectory associated with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Christian Martono, Trent Mayberry, Hiroshi Ochi
  • Patent number: 9964414
    Abstract: A lane-level vehicle routing and navigation apparatus includes a simulation module that performs microsimulation of individual vehicles in a traffic stream, and a lane-level optimizer that evaluates conditions along the candidate paths from an origin to a destination as determined by the simulation module, and determines recommended lane-level maneuvers along the candidate paths. A link-level optimizer may determines the candidate paths based on link travel times determined by the simulation module. The simulation may be based on real-time traffic condition data. Recommended candidate paths may be provided to delivery or service or emergency response vehicles, or used for evacuation planning, or to route vehicles such as garbage or postal trucks, or snowplows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Caliper Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Slavin, Qi Yang, Daniel Morgan, Andres Rabinowicz, Jonathan Brandon, Ramachandran Balakrishna
  • Patent number: 9916698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 9851205
    Abstract: A method and system includes 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: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 9824580
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism for producing an uncertainty-based traffic congestion index, wherein the mechanism may comprise: obtaining a plurality of GPS data points; dividing the plurality of GPS data points into a plurality of variable sliding windows, wherein the dividing maximizes an amount of shape information in each of the plurality of variable sliding windows, performing a map matching process on the plurality of GPS data points as the GPS data points had been divided by the dividing; calculating a confidence value indicative of the map matching process; and producing the traffic congestion index, wherein the traffic congestion index is produced by taking into account the calculated confidence value indicative of the map matching process. In various embodiments, such a mechanism may be implemented via systems, methods and/or computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Shan Dong, Ning Duan, Peng Gao, Guo Qiang Hu, Chang Sheng Li, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9791766
    Abstract: The invention provides a portable apparatus for reading a license plate, sensing speed and recognizing a face, which comprises a camera placed on the front right and front left and both sides of the system which enables the system to capture images and recognize faces, LED lighting located around the cameras which are directed towards a visual direction and which enable capturing of legible images even at night time, police lights placed at the front and rear faces of the base which can flash on and off when necessary, an alarm control device, Ethernet connection forming the network, cooling device which eliminates the heat formed inside the apparatus, a control card which operates the police lights, modem which continuously provide wireless communication and a top cover which encloses the entire system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: EKIN TEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Akif Ekin
  • Patent number: 9761132
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining one or more varying decay rates associated with one or more road segments. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a decaying of real-time traffic data to historical traffic data associated with the one or more road segments based, at least in part, on the one or more varying decay rates. The approach also involves determining one or more traffic predictions for the one or more road segments based, at least in part, on the decaying of the real-time traffic data to the historical traffic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Colin Watts-Fitzgerald, Michael Weinberger, Shu Xie
  • Patent number: 9723243
    Abstract: A user interface method for a terminal for a vehicle is provided. The terminal obtains position information to detect a point of a road. A road image of a driving direction is obtained, a lanes of the road represented on the obtained road image is recognized, and a point of a road and lane in which the vehicle having the terminal arranged therein is detected. A virtual road image regarding the recognized lanes is generated, and the generated virtual lanes are added to the road image of the driving direction of the vehicle, and displayed. Traffic information for each lane and surrounding information (i.e. lane closure, construction, accident, etc.,) at the detected point of the relevant road are obtained, and the obtained information is displayed for each virtual lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Kil Park, Chang-Soo Kim, Jun-Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 9607511
    Abstract: This vehicle guidance system carries out guidance of vehicles that are traveling on roads making up a road network, the vehicle guidance system being provided with: a flow detection unit that detects the flow of vehicles on each of the roads making up a road network, and generates flow information indicating the detection result; a storage unit that creates associations between the flow information for the roads which has been generated by the flow detection unit, and road-identifying information indicating the corresponding roads, and storing the information; a decision unit that, for each of the roads making up the road network, specifies a candidate road that is a road which vehicles flow from the road in question, acquires the flow information that is stored in association with the road-identifying information indicating the specified candidate road in question, and based on the acquired flow information, decides on a flow increase or decrease policy of vehicles on the candidate road; and a guidance unit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisaya Wakayama, Naoki Shiota, Junpei Kamimura, Norihisa Iga
  • Patent number: 9552726
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a driving condition alert to vehicle drivers and others are disclosed. The alert is provided based on road location and attribute data; real-time, historic, and forecast traffic data; real-time, historic, and forecast weather data; and/or scheduled and unscheduled event data. The alert may include information indicating the reason for the alert provided. In addition, the alert may include a relative scale of hazard (e.g., a scale of 1-10 with 1 representing no hazard and 10 representing the highest hazardous condition). As a result of receiving the alert, the driver may adjust their route or driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy A. McGrath, Matthew G. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9547989
    Abstract: Example systems and methods allow for reporting and sharing of information reports relating to driving conditions within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. One example method includes receiving information reports relating to driving conditions from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may also include receiving sensor data from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may further include validating some of the information reports based at least in part on the sensor data. The method may additionally include combining validated information reports into a driving information map. The method may also include periodically filtering the driving information map to remove outdated information reports. The method may further include providing portions of the driving information map to autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fairfield, Joshua Seth Herbach, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Michael Steven Montemerlo
  • Patent number: 9491585
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program product for location determination using dual statistical filters are described. A mobile device can determine a location of the mobile device using a particle filter and a Kalman filter. The particle filter can filter candidate locations of the mobile device using measurements of environment variables in the venue. The Kalman filter can filter inputs from a sensor of the mobile device for measuring angular movement of the mobile device. The particle filter and the Kalman filter can be linked by heading of the mobile device. Output of the Kalman filter can be used to determine where to place particles, or candidate locations, in a next iteration of the particle filter. Output from the particle filter can be used to determine a center mode of the Kalman filter and to determine a bias of the sensor for measuring angular movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ding-Jiu Huang, Abhinav R. Patel, Darin Tay, David Benjamin Millman, Jessica Noel Tsoong, Robert Mayor, Vitali Lovich
  • Patent number: 9459626
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for identifying road signs along a roadway segment from vehicle probe data. Probe data is received from vehicle sensors at a road segment, wherein the probe data includes observed static objects along the road segment. Road signs are identified within the observed static objects of the probe data using a logistic regression algorithm. The geographic location of the identified road signs are determined using a linear regression algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Di Ma, Xiang Ma, Roman Ostrovskiy, Vlad Zhukov, Xiaotao Zou
  • Patent number: 9424748
    Abstract: Methods for reporting traffic conditions on road segments containing a bottleneck include: (a) calculating an amount of traffic congestion on a segment of a roadway, the segment containing a bottleneck, based on a free-flow speed specific to a subsection of the segment from which a report of an observed speed is received; and (b) communicating, by the computer processor, information indicative of the amount of traffic congestion on the segment to a client. Apparatuses for reporting traffic conditions on road segments containing a bottleneck are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Leon Oliver Stenneth
  • Patent number: 9355560
    Abstract: Methods for differentiating high quality probe reports in a plurality of probe reports include: (a) receiving, by a processor, a probe report from a probe source, wherein the probe report includes data indicative of a travel condition; (b) determining, by the processor, whether the probe report satisfies a criterion indicative of high quality data; and (c) identifying, by the processor, the probe report as being (i) suitable for use in modeling the travel condition if the probe report satisfies the criterion, or (ii) unsuitable for use in modeling the travel condition if the probe report does not satisfy the criterion. Systems for differentiating high quality probe reports in a plurality of probe reports are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Oliver Stenneth, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 9293039
    Abstract: A system is provided for estimating time travel distributions on signalized arterials. The system may be implemented as a network service. Traffic data regarding a plurality of travel times on a signalized arterial may be received. A present distribution of the travel times on the signalized arterial may be determined. A prior distribution based on one or more travel time observations may also be determined. The present distribution may be calibrated based on the prior distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Pelmorex Canada Inc.
    Inventors: J. D. Margulici, Kevin Adda, Andre Gueziec, Edgar Rojas
  • Patent number: 9176224
    Abstract: A package, wireless sensor module, wireless sensor node and wireline sensor node are disclosed including a radar configured to embed beneath vehicles in pavements, walkways, parking lot floors and runways referred to herein as in ground usage. An access point interfacing to at least one of the sensors is disclosed to provide traffic reports, parking reports, landing counts, takeoff counts, aircraft traffic reports and/or accident reports based upon the sensor's messages regarding the radar and possibly magnetic sensor readings. A runway sensor network is disclosed of radar sensors embedded in lanes of at least one runway for estimating the landing count and/or takeoff count effect of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sensys Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Kavaler
  • Patent number: 9129522
    Abstract: Estimation of traffic speed includes applying data processing functions to determine missing speed information by smoothing spatial and temporal GPS data to achieve an accurate estimation of link speed over all links of a transportation network at all time periods. This estimation of traffic speed uses one link's observed speed information to estimate neighboring links without observed speed information and therefore provides a system and method of processing collected GPS data to obtain a thorough understanding of traffic flow conditions for all represented links without further collection of GPS data. The present invention also provides a framework for analyzing and improving real-time collection of GPS speed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ITERIS, INC.
    Inventors: Jaimyoung Kwon, Karl F. Petty, Alex A. Kurzhanskiy, Andrew J. Moylan
  • Patent number: 9121721
    Abstract: In a navigation method, at least one constant travel characteristic (CONST_KW) is determined that is representative of a vehicle-specific energy requirement with respect to a predetermined trip length at quasi-constant speed and on a quasi-level stretch. At least one dynamic characteristic (DYN_KW) is determined that is representative of a vehicle-specific energy requirement with respect to a predetermined trip length at quasi-dynamic speed and on a quasi-level stretch. The constant travel characteristic (CONST_KW) is respectively adapted on the basis of at least one vehicle-specifically determined energy consumption characteristic (EV_KW) for a traveled route segment that has been recognized as quasi-level and in which a quasi-constant speed was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tim Lange, Markus Gassner
  • Patent number: 9100783
    Abstract: Two friends can pair wireless communication devices which subsequently exchange positional information peer-to-peer or through a cloud server. Each device presents a map showing its location and the location of the paired device. Instructions can be provided to the device playing a follower role of how to reach the current location of the other device, which plays a leader role. In turn the leader device can present information as to the location of the follower device so that a user of the leader device can ascertain if the follower is off-track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin DeMerchant, Steven Friedlander, David Andrew Young, David Thiele
  • Patent number: 9046376
    Abstract: An approach for providing mapping information and route information based on exception information received from various users travelling within a common area is described. A navigation system processes travel information associated with one or more devices for comparison against predetermined route information. The navigation system also determines one or more exceptions based, at least in part, on the comparison. The predetermined route information, mapping information, or a combination thereof it then caused to be updated based, at least in part, on the processing of the one or more exceptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Marko Tuukkanen
  • Patent number: 9026346
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of providing detailed information using a multimedia based traffic and travel information message and a terminal for executing the same. A method of providing detailed information using a multimedia based traffic in accordance with this document may comprise receiving transport protocol expert group (TPEG) information, comprising a road traffic message and a multimedia based traffic and travel information message and comprised of a hierarchical structure, displaying one or more events comprised in the road traffic message, allowing a request for detailed information about any one of the events to be input, and receiving detailed information of a multimedia type from a multimedia data providing server through specific one of bearer information comprised in the multimedia based traffic and travel information message and providing the received detailed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyun Seok Choi
  • Publication number: 20150120175
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating traffic signal information are provided. According to one aspect, positioning system data is obtained from a plurality of vehicles. Each data set includes the position and the velocity of a vehicle as functions of time. For an intersection having a traffic signal, an average acceleration of the vehicles when leaving the intersection is estimated, and an average deceleration of the vehicles when approaching the intersection is estimated. For each of a subset of the vehicles, a stop duration at the intersection is estimated based on the average acceleration, the average deceleration, and the positioning system data for the respective vehicle. A duration of a red phase of the traffic signal is estimated based on the stop duration of each of the subset of the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ardalan VAHIDI, S. Alireza FAYAZI, Grant MAHLER, Andreas WINCKLER
  • Publication number: 20150120176
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are disclosed for distance and congestion-aware resource deployment. In some embodiments, a method is provided to estimate a vehicle deployment region. The method includes constructing a graph data structure using at least in part a single invocation of a form of Dijkstra's algorithm. The method additionally includes partitioning an angular space centered on a vehicle location into a plurality of angular space regions, the vehicle location corresponding to a current or potential location of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Spike CURTIS, Dustin JANATPOUR, Drew BAILEY
  • Patent number: 9020762
    Abstract: Ground-based devices are provided which each have a transceiver apparatus and a data memory. Route data are stored in the data memory. This route data can be transmitted in a wireless fashion from the ground-based device to motor vehicles so that information relating to such a route is made available in the motor vehicles which are located outside the sensing range of a sensing apparatus of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Andreas Reich
  • Patent number: 9014632
    Abstract: A method and system for obtaining traffic information from mobile Bluetooth detectors is disclosed. A mobile Bluetooth detector is a device located in a moving vehicle that includes Bluetooth and GPS firmware for collecting data from Bluetooth enabled devices. The mobile Bluetooth detector transmits the collected data to a remote facility where the data is processed to generate traffic information. A pair of mobile Bluetooth detectors may be used to collect data for generating ground truth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Peterson