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According to the method an unmanned aerial vehicle is guided along a predetermined flight path. The flight-path is chosen in a way that high resolution images of the surrounding of a potential...
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A method for adjusting an orientation of a camera installed on a vehicle, comprising the following operations: installing the vehicle at a location provided with markings on the ground, detecting...
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A method for updating a geographic database containing image data and road vector data to be used in vehicle navigation systems includes determining whether a vehicle is in an on-road position...
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In conventional systems using an onboard camera disposed rearward of a vehicle for recognizing an object surrounding the vehicle, the object is recognized by the camera disposed rearward of the...
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A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more...
US20130170709 AUTOMATIC METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE  
The present invention relates to a visual inspection system and method for the maintenance of infrastructures, in particular railway infrastructures. It is a system able to operate in real time,...
US20150125039 LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Provided is a lane departure warning system and method. The lane departure warning system includes an edge style classification map capture module, a road marker seed region detection module, a...
US20090316957 METHOD OF VEHICLE SEGMENTATION AND COUNTING FOR NIGHTTIME VIDEO FRAMES  
Vehicle segmentation and counting method based on the property of color variation and headlight information combining change detection in nighttime traffic environment (one-way road with coming...
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A method of, and system for, selective video frame compression and decompression is presented. The disclosed technique is particularly suited for efficient event-driven searching in large...
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The present invention generally relates to a system for measurement, planning, monitoring and execution of advertisements on out-of-home media. The invention provides a method by which greater...
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The present invention relates to a night vision system human machine interface and particularly to an HMI display that provides enhanced road scene imagery from low resolution cameras.
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A number of variations include a vehicle path assessment system.
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A pedestrian perception alert system configured to issue a warning during real-time when a driver's visual detection of a pedestrian is difficult, and a method thereof is provided. The system...
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Disclosed are a parking assist apparatus, a parking assist method capable of more accurately recognizing a parking space and identifying and recognizing obstacles using a three-dimensional flash...
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A process for the detection from a vehicle of a visibility interference phenomenon, comprising the following steps: the emission of a beam of light to illuminate the rear of the vehicle, the beam...
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A vehicle speed monitoring system comprises a plurality of cameras (10, 40) for capturing images of vehicle registration marks of passing vehicles. An electronic processing means produces...
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Provided is a lane detection system and method. The lane detection method includes extracting feature points of a driving lane from an input road image, extracting candidate start points and...
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A method for identifying vehicles, including capturing a first image of a first vehicle using a first camera at a first position and a second image of the first vehicle using a second camera at a...
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A method including the following steps is provided: generating a three dimensional (3D) model of a scene within a specified radius from a vehicle, based on a source of digital mapping of the...
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An image based occupant classification system includes a supplemental restraint system, an image sensor, and an illumination source. The image sensor is in communication with the supplemental...
US20090074249 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION  
This invention provides a vehicle-borne system and method for traffic sign recognition that provides greater accuracy and efficiency in the location and classification of various types of traffic...
US20060222208 Method for the early detection of the arrival of a motor vehicle in a dark sector  
The present invention relates in particular to a method for the early detection of the arrival of a motor vehicle in a dark sector. In general terms, the invention proposes to use a camera for...
US20130039544 METHOD OF FOG AND RAINDROP DETECTION ON A WINDSCREEN AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE  
The invention relates to a method of fog and raindrop detection on a windscreen (200), comprising a raindrop detection application (201) and a fog detection application (202), characterized in...
US20150193663 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING TRAFFIC SIGN BOARD  
A method and apparatus for detecting and recognizing a traffic sign using a modified census transform (MCT) feature are disclosed. The traffic sign recognizing method according to an exemplary...
US20080175438 High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane enforcement  
An HOV enforcement system comprises roadside imaging units connected over a network to a central processing center. The roadside imaging units include Ethernet cameras with integrated vehicle...
US20120288156 ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION DEVICE AND ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION METHOD  
A environment recognition device obtains luminances of a target portion existing in an area specifies a road surface luminance and a reference portion luminance; when the road surface luminance...
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An automatic process is provided for automatically determining a current speed limitation on a road being used by a motor vehicle, in which by means of a first system, making use in particular of...
US20080044061 IMAGE PROCESSOR AND VEHICLE SURROUNDING VISUAL FIELD SUPPORT DEVICE  
One camera having a horizontally wide view angle is installed at each of the left and right rear ends of a tractor. The visual field of the left camera includes the road surface located to the...
US20150110357 DETECTING MULTI-OBJECT ANOMALIES UTILIZING A LOW RANK SPARSITY MODEL  
Methods and systems for detecting anomalies in transportation related video footage. In an offline training phase, receiving video footage of a traffic location can be received. Also, in an...
US20120134532 ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF MULTIPLE FEATURES  
Described herein are a system and a method for abnormal behavior detection using automatic classification of multiple features. Features from various sources, including those extracted from camera...
US20090080704 Vehicle and lane recognition device  
There is provided an image acquisition means (2) for acquiring a color image of a road via an imaging means (9) mounted on a vehicle (8), a lane mark detection means (3, 4) for performing...
US20080089559 Eye condition detection apparatus and method for installing same  
A driver's eye condition detection is conducted by an eye condition detection apparatus including a right/left near-infrared light sources, a camera and an ECU installed therein. The right side...
US20100061594 DETECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTS WITH A CAMERA  
A method for detecting front headlights and tail lights of a motor vehicle with a colour camera sensor is presented. The colour camera sensor comprises a plurality of red pixels, i.e. image points...
US20090198371 Apparatus and method for asset tracking  
An apparatus and method for tracking the location of one or more assets, comprising an integrated system that identifies an asset, determines the time the asset is acquired by a conveying vehicle,...
US20080094195 VEHICLE OCCUPANT DETECTION APPARATUS  
A vehicle occupant detection apparatus includes an image pickup device for imaging an area including a position of a vehicle occupant within a vehicle compartment, a light emitting element for...
US20140003670 VEHICLE SURROUNDINGS MONITORING DEVICE  
There is provided a vehicle surroundings monitoring device including: a candidate animal area setting unit configured to set a candidate animal area including a candidate animal image portion and...
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An object such as a person is extracted from images captured by cameras (2R, 2L) to determine the degree of vertical symmetry of the object (step 33). In the case where the degree of vertical...
US20120185167 Road Shape Recognition Device  
A road shape recognition device capable of accurately recognizing the road shape of a road that lies ahead in the travel direction of a vehicle is provided. A road shape recognition device 1...
US20150010212 METHOD OF DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A VEHICLE IN A TRAFFIC LANE OF A ROAD AND METHODS FOR DETECTING ALIGNMENT AND RISK OF COLLISION BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES  
A method of determining positioning of a subject automobile vehicle in a traffic corridor of a traffic lane, including: a) acquiring a number of traffic corridors of the traffic lane, b) acquiring...
US20150248588 LANE LINE RECOGNITION APPARATUS  
In a lane line recognition apparatus, an abnormality determiner is configured to determine whether or not a width of a travel lane defined by left-side and right-side lane lines is abnormal, and a...
US20090268946 VEHICLE CLEAR PATH DETECTION  
A method for vehicle clear path detection using a camera includes imaging a ground area in front of the vehicle with the camera to produce a ground image and analyzing the ground image to...
US20090245582 Lane recognition apparatus for vehicle, vehicle thereof, and lane recognition program for vehicle  
A lane recognition apparatus for the vehicle includes: a lane mark detection image acquisition device which acquires an image divided into a first image region composed of pixels having pixel...
US20060153459 Object classification method for a collision warning system  
An object classification method for a collision warning system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of capturing a video frame with an imaging device and examining a radar-cued potential...
US20100036563 Apparatus for travel support  
A travel support apparatus sets a travel locus of a vehicle based on a gaze point of a driver of the vehicle. By utilizing the gaze point, the travel locus is calculated and set for the travel...
US20140219507 MACHINE VISION BASED OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE SYSTEM  
Machine vision based obstacle avoidance system is provided. The system utilizes a CCD camera to capture an image. A normalized image and dynamic masking is used in object detection.
US20150092990 FILTERING DEVICE  
When a positional relationship between reference blocks differs from a positional relationship between comparison blocks, a filtering device replaces the corresponding comparison blocks to update...
US20070291990 METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DISTANCE OF VISIBILITY FOR A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE  
A method for determining the distance of visibility for a driver of a vehicle in the presence of an element disrupting the visibility of the driver, the method comprising the following steps:...
US20130259313 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF AUCTION ITEM INFORMATION  
Apparatus and methods for efficient delivery of a plurality of information regarding items for auction. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a server entity adapted to communicate with a...
US20090243821 Vehicle key fob with scanning device and display  
An apparatus and method for capturing and displaying images in a vehicle RKE fob includes an imager carried on the fob for capturing images for storage in a memory coupled to a fob control. The...
US20090169055 Feature information collecting apparatus and feature information collecting program, and own vehicle position recognition apparatus and navigation apparatus  
A feature information collecting device includes: a feature image recognizing unit that performs image recognition processing of a feature included in image information in a surrounding area of a...