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9041552 Automobile blind spot detection system and method  
A system is provided for detecting a blind spot for a driver of a vehicle. The system includes a side mirror. The side mirror is arranged on a body of the vehicle and includes a side mirror body,...
9024784 Method and warning device for warning a driver of a vehicle and vehicle  
In a method for warning a driver of a vehicle, the position of the vehicle on the roadway is determined. For the determined position of the vehicle, data relating to a curved roadway course in the...
9024785 Traffic information distribution system and traffic information system, traffic information distribution program, and traffic information distribution method  
Systems, methods, and programs distribute traffic information including information on a wrong-way vehicle traveling in a wrong-way direction opposite to a designated travel direction of a road....
9024782 Multi-mode safety system for spotter-assisted vehicle maneuvering  
Apparatus and associated methods involve a handheld illuminated module to communicate safety information from a spotter to a driver during a vehicle maneuver. In an illustrative example, the...
9020657 Method for automated VIN acquisition and close proximity VIN verification  
A new method for transmitting and receiving automated Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and used for the verification of Vehicle Identification Numbers within close proximity of one or more...
9002631 Vicinity environment estimation device with blind region prediction, road detection and intervehicle communication  
A vicinity environment estimation device includes neighborhood monitoring sensors that detect another vehicle, a car navigation system that acquires information about an untravelable region where...
8994557 Modular collision warning apparatus and method for operating the same  
A collision warning apparatus, to be mounted to a vehicle, has a roof mount unit (40), to be fixed to the vehicle's roof, as well as a cabin mount unit (41) to be located in the driver's cabin. A...
8988210 Automatically communicating reminder messages to a telematics-equipped vehicle  
A method of automatically communicating reminder messages to a telematics-equipped vehicle includes the following steps: (a) establishing a reminder message and defining playback instructions for...
8990001 Vehicle collision monitoring method  
A vehicle collision monitoring method comprises preparing a host vehicle message including information pertaining to a host vehicle including a host vehicle location and a host vehicle heading,...
8963738 Vehicle information systems and methods  
An alert apparatus and related systems. The alert apparatus includes a controller and a wireless receiver connected to the controller and configured to receive data from a transmitter. The alert...
8948719 Designation of cellular broadcast message identifiers for the commercial mobile alert system  
A Commercial Mobile Alert Message System (CMAS) message comprises a message identifier indicative of the type of alert message in the CMAS message. The identifier is used by a mobile device...
8941510 Hazard warning system for vehicles  
A system adapted to provide a warning to a vehicle operator of nearby hazards, e.g., that a nearby vehicle has been in a collision or is otherwise inoperable. Embodiments include a detector...
8933792 Moving carrier signal transmission method and device thereof  
A moving carrier signal transmission method and a signal transmission device using the same are provided. A main moving carrier acquires an identification code of an ambient moving carrier. The...
8928492 Emergency signal intercepting unit  
A system to provide a warning to a person in a vehicle when the vehicle is proximal or in a danger area to an emergency services vehicle or a hazard area, the system comprising an emitter on the...
8922390 Device and method for C2X communication  
A method for the communication of a vehicle with at least one further vehicle and/or for the communication of a vehicle with an infrastructure device (C2X communication), wherein the communication...
8922389 Method for communication between an emitting vehicle and a target  
A system and method for communication between an emitting motor vehicle (Ve) and at least one target, the emitting vehicle (Ve) including at least one light device, the method comprising the step...
8914012 System and method for monitoring apps in a vehicle to reduce driver distraction  
A system and method for monitoring apps in a vehicle to reduce driver distraction is disclosed. A controller operating inside or in combination with the head unit of the vehicle may monitor...
8912921 Off-road motor vehicle warning system  
A warning system for vehicles that comprises a transmitter and a receiver for respectively transmitting a signal to an approaching vehicle or receiving a signal from an approaching vehicle. A...
8907814 Cooperative vehicle collision warning system  
According to an aspect of the invention, a traffic information communication system includes a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver may be configured to receive a message relating to traffic...
8896468 Control method for a road toll system  
Control devices and methods for a road toll system that is based on vehicle-based on-board units, using recording vehicles, control vehicles and a violation server, wherein the recording vehicle...
8884782 Lane mapping in a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system  
Device, system and method, in a vehicle communication system, of generating lane maps. Embodiments use a plurality of location points to build up a lane, then record that lane in memory. Location...
8885039 Providing vehicle information  
A vehicle navigation apparatus including a transceiver configured to communicate with at least one other vehicle near a vehicle including the vehicle navigation apparatus and configured to receive...
8884781 Terminal apparatus mounted on a vehicle to perform vehicle-to-vehicle communication  
A map data storage unit holds map data in which a road ID is allocated, as identification information, to every preset section of at least part of roads. A traffic jam determination unit...
8884783 Systems and method for controlling preemption of a traffic signal  
A priority control unit is provided for use with light-based and GPS-based traffic control priority systems. The priority control unit includes a light emitter subsystem that is configured to emit...
8878695 Signal light priority system utilizing estimated time of arrival  
Systems and methods for requesting modification of traffic flow control systems that combine satellite position navigation systems and dead reckoning technology with secure radio communications to...
8874365 System for and method for providing a communication system  
A system for and method of establishing a communication link between mobile vehicles is presented. The method may include acquiring first information associated with a first mobile vehicle. The...
8868324 Relative vehicular positioning using vehicular communications  
The relative position of one vehicle vs. another vehicle, both driving in a vehicular environment, is determined using vehicular communications based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. The relative...
8849553 Road-installed driving supporting device, vehicle-mounted driving supporting device, and driving supporting system  
A vehicle-mounted driving supporting device 2 supports driving on the basis of the presence of a nonpriority vehicle A entering a priority road 50 from a nonpriority road 40. The vehicle-mounted...
8842021 Methods and systems for early warning detection of emergency vehicles  
A system and method for warning of emergency vehicles includes a computing device that receives location data from a transmitter associated with a first vehicle based on a warning system of the...
8838321 Modifying a vehicle state based on the presence of a special-purpose vehicle  
A method is provided that includes receiving user input identifying a travel destination for a first vehicle, determining, by a processor, a first route for the first vehicle to follow, and...
8830085 Monitoring traffic signal preemption  
Approaches for monitoring traffic signal preemption at one or more intersections. According to one embodiment, a road map that includes a plurality of roads and intersections is displayed with a...
8823578 Driving assist apparatus  
A driving assist apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The driving assist apparatus includes a transmitter for transmitting a transmission wave, a receiver for receiving a reflected wave, an...
8823548 Control of traffic signal phases  
Controlling a traffic signal phase at one or more intersections. A control system at an intersection is configured to operate in one of a first mode or a second mode. While operating the...
8797182 Vehicle operator signaling system  
A vehicle operator signaling system includes a pair of units with each having a control circuit and a transceiver coupled to the control circuit. A plurality of emitters is coupled to the control...
8797181 Control devices and methods for a road toll system  
Control devices and methods for a road toll system that is based on on-board units carried by vehicles, comprising: in a marking vehicle detecting a traffic or toll violation of an on-board unit,...
8793050 Connection of personal terminals to the communication system of a motor vehicle  
A communication system of a motor vehicle is provided. The communication system includes a vehicle operating unit, a vehicle output unit, and an interface computer. The interface computer is...
8775060 Apparatus and method for lateral control of a host vehicle during travel in a vehicle platoon  
An apparatus and method are described for lateral control of a host vehicle (F) during travel in a vehicle platoon. The apparatus and method include acquiring a control signal u and a lateral...
8766814 Motorman's cab display system and display control method for motorman's cab display apparatus  
A motorman's cab display system includes a motorman's cab display apparatus that can automatically adjust display luminance of a display device without using an illuminance sensor. The motorman's...
8768619 Road side data exchange net and method thereof  
A road side data exchange net and method thereof is provided. The road side data exchange net includes a plurality of road side data exchange devices set on neighboring roads separately. The road...
8754781 Control method for a road toll system  
A control method for a road toll system using vehicle-based on-board units, recording vehicles, control vehicles, cellular mobile communication networks, and switching servers, comprising:...
8742946 System and related methods for powering and controlling traffic preemption system components  
A traffic preemption system comprising an intersection control module, an intersection preemption unit comprising a signal detector configured to receive a signal transmitted by a vehicle...
8723680 Emergency respondence warning system  
An emergency respondence warning system for warning of the approach of emergency vehicles at roadway intersections. The warning system comprises a transmitter mountable to an emergency vehicle and...
8725395 System for constructing a spanning forest in a vehicular network  
A first leader vehicle system and method for forming a first group including the first leader vehicle system is disclosed. The first leader vehicle system comprises a requesting module, a...
8710978 Method and apparatus for communication  
The invention relates to a method for a vehicle to communicate with another vehicle or with an infrastructure device which has a particular range which is dependent on the current position of the...
8710970 Signal apparatus for facilitating safe backup of vehicles  
Systems and methods which allow a spotter external to a vehicle to provide signals to a driver of the vehicle in order to facilitate safe backup operations of the vehicle are disclosed. A wireless...
8712676 Method for computing an energy efficient route  
Probe data is analyzed to derive Longitudinal Speed Profiles (LSPs) and an Optimal Longitudinal Speed Profile (18) for each road segment or link in a digital map network. The Longitudinal Speed...
8676151 Detecting a transport emergency event and directly enabling emergency services  
The present invention provides a system and method that provides a standardized and portable automatic emergency event notification, or AEEN, device which detects a vehicle or other transport...
8665816 Wireless communication method in traffic system, wireless base station, and wireless terminal  
An on-vehicle device sends an allocation request for a wireless resource to a roadside device. The roadside device, in response to receiving this allocation request, allocates a roadside-vehicle...
8645053 Relative vehicular positioning using vehicular communications  
The relative position of one vehicle vs. another vehicle, both driving in a vehicular environment, is determined using vehicular communications based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. The relative...
8638237 Vehicle awareness system  
A vehicle awareness system for alerting the driver of a motor vehicle the approaching from the rear side of a motorcycle, and for reporting to the rider of the motorcycle that the driver of the...