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8755965 Unmanned vehicle simulator based control methods and apparatus  
A mobile and versatile vehicle simulator is integrated with a vehicle control system to provide a mobile simulator based vehicle control system such as the exemplary system. The vehicle simulators...
8751089 Trajectory tracking control system and method for mobile unit  
A trajectory tracking control system according to the invention controls a robot (1) to track a target path (100). In this system, the target path (100) is approximated to an arc, and the curvature...
8751060 Traveling vehicle system and method for controlling traveling by traveling vehicle system  
In a traveling vehicle system, traveling vehicles travel along a travel route under the control of at least one controller. Each of the traveling vehicles includes a first traveling vehicle...
8751241 Method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle  
The current invention provides a method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle. A speech input stream is received at a telematics unit. A speech input context is determined for the...
8744746 Determination of route for arranging automatic control of mobile mining machine  
The present method relates to a method of determining a route for automatically controlling a mobile mining machine. The route is determined computer-aidedly by executing, by a data processing...
8744401 Enhanced telematic emergency response  
An enhanced emergency notification system comprising a vehicle location device located in a vehicle, an emergency notification device located in the vehicle, a receiving/transmitting device, and an...
8744661 Method and apparatus for reducing motor vehicle traffic flow instabilities and increasing vehicle throughput  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing traffic flow instabilities and increasing vehicle throughput by monitoring the distances and velocities of motor vehicles leading and following a...
8744662 Method for operating autonomous moving cleaning apparatus  
A method for operating an autonomous moving cleaning apparatus includes the steps of: a microcontroller unit (MCU) processes a digital signal through an encoding technique to form an encrypted...
8738238 Coordination of vehicle movement in a field  
A number of other vehicles that are moved on a number of paths that is substantially parallel to, and offset to at least one of a first offset side and a second offset side of, the path for the...
8738244 Agricultural machine having a system for automatic setting of a working parameter, and associated method  
An agricultural machine comprises an electronic control device, an actuator, which is actuated under external power, for adjustment of at least one working parameter of the agricultural machine,...
8731826 Automatic determination of tire height for improving guidance performance  
A system and method improve guidance system performance. An accuracy improvement module (AIM) can be configured to compare observed and expected inclination compensation factors (ICFs) at a...
8731832 Concepts for defining travel paths in parking areas  
Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for defining travel paths in parking areas. In one embodiment, travel paths in parking areas can be...
8731740 Automatic warehouse and warehousing method into automatic warehouse  
An automatic warehouse includes multiple guided vehicles disposed at different heights along a rack and a storage shelf with a hoist in line with the rack. The storage shelf includes an intra-shelf...
8725341 Navigation apparatus and method of navigation  
A navigation apparatus guides a user to an appropriate terminal in an airport, for example, even when a schedule of an intended flight is changed. The above advantage is achieved by acquiring...
8725342 Safely navigating on roads through maintaining safe distance from other vehicles  
Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle in an autonomous mode are disclosed. In one aspect, an example method is disclosed that includes obtaining lane information that provides an estimated...
8718918 Determining relative positioning information  
A signal detecting unit configured to be associated with a first vehicle includes one or more signal sensors and one or more processors and is configured to receive one or more signals from one or...
8718858 GPS navigation system  
A GPS navigation system for a motor vehicle mounted within sight of a driver and/or navigator. The system comprises and/or consists of a memory module that contains a pre-stored map database...
8718859 Traveling vehicle and bed  
A traveling vehicle (12) is self-propelled and docked in a quadrilateral docking area (20) having an entrance (55) on one side thereof, and includes: a docking point obtainment unit which obtains...
8712588 Method and/or apparatus for navigating mobile robot using virtual sensor  
A method and apparatus of improving the navigation performance of robot are provided. The navigation method using a virtual sensor includes: generating information on positions of obstacles, the...
8712687 Determining system for localization methods combination  
A determining system for localization methods combination which determines a combination of a plurality of localization methods used in a vehicle includes: a unit that stores therein a localization...
8712625 Automatic search system and method  
An automatic search system and a method for assisting a mobile apparatus to search for a matching device are provided. The automatic search method includes the following steps. First, N sets of...
8712624 Positioning vehicles to improve quality of observations at intersections  
Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for controlling autonomous vehicles utilizing maps that include visibility information. A map is stored at a computing device associated with a vehicle....
8706339 Robotic mower boundary sensing system  
A robotic mower boundary sensing system includes a boundary driving circuit on a charging station transmitting an encoded signal on a boundary wire, a boundary sensor on a robotic mower and...
8706402 Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method  
In a vehicle control, a future travel locus of a vehicle is computed by using an evaluation function, and travel road surface information regarding a travel road surface on which the vehicle...
8700272 System and method for detecting a crest  
A system for automated control of a machine having a ground engaging work implement includes an implement load sensor system. A controller determines a change in terrain based at least in part upon...
8694382 System and method for automatic guidance control of a vehicle  
A system and method is provided for adaptive control of at least one parameter of an auto guidance control algorithm for a vehicle. The parameters may be varied according to a previously...
8694191 Unmanned autonomous vehicle for displacing feed  
An unmanned autonomous vehicle for displacing feed lying on a floor is provided with two wheels that are separately drivable, a distance determining device for determining the distance from the...
8694238 Automated ground handling of aircraft  
In a system and method of navigating a plurality vehicles consisting of one or more standalone tugs, or one or more tug propelled aircraft, or some combination thereof on the grounds of an airport,...
8694192 Control of vehicles based on auditory signals  
Methods and systems for control of vehicles based on auditory signals are described. In an example, a computing device may be configured to control a vehicle or may be in communication with the...
8694194 Vehicular navigation control interface  
Systems and methods for providing a vehicular navigation control are disclosed herein. Some embodiments include a navigation system and a vehicle with a vehicle control module (VCM), a navigation...
8688306 Systems and methods for vehicles with limited destination ability  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to limiting the use of an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by particular occupants based on permission data. More specifically, permission...
8688293 Real-time flexible vehicle control apparatus and method  
An apparatus on an integrated circuit, and method thereof, provides a real-time flexible interface between inputs from a vehicle components and outputs to the vehicle control components. The...
8682522 Systems and methods for triaging a plurality of targets with a robotic vehicle  
Methods and systems are provided for triaging a plurality of targets with robotic vehicle while the robotic vehicle remains at a first location. The robotic vehicle is in operable communication...
8682511 Method for platooning of vehicles in an automated vehicle system  
Disclosed is a method of increasing track capacity in an automated vehicle system, the automated vehicle system comprising a network of tracks along which vehicles are adapted to travel, the...
8681017 Visible light communication apparatus for vehicle, system and method for vehicular communication inside tunnel using visible light communication  
A visible light communication apparatus for a vehicle is provided. The visible light communication apparatus for the vehicle includes a vehicle optical receiver for receiving a visible light signal...
8682550 Primary clutch electronic CVT  
A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is provided for use on a recreational or utility vehicle. The CVT is electronically controlled by at least one control unit of the vehicle. The CVT...
8682521 Unpredictable vehicle navigation  
A system and method for controlling movement of a vehicle. A current state of the vehicle is identified. The current state comprises a current location of the vehicle. A next state for the vehicle...
8682500 Driving assistance apparatus  
A driving assistance apparatus is a lane keeping apparatus that performs a vehicle driving assistance so that a vehicle runs along a set target course, and includes a vehicle control ECU; a camera;...
8676427 Controlling autonomous vehicle using audio data  
A method includes receiving, at a computing system, audio data from one or more microphones associated with a vehicle. In one example, the audio data originates from a source external to the...
8676425 Methods and systems for maintenance and other processing of container-grown plants using autonomous mobile robots  
A system is provided for processing container-grown plants positioned in a given area. The system includes a processing station positioned in the area for processing the container-grown plants. It...
8676428 Server request for downloaded information from a vehicle-based monitor  
A system for triggered request for downloaded information from a vehicle-based monitor comprises a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The processor is coupled to the transmitter and the...
8676466 Fail-safe speed profiles for cooperative autonomous vehicles  
A method for controlling speed of a vehicle based upon control messages received through a communications device within the vehicle includes monitoring communication of control messages to a...
8676426 Automatic guided vehicle system and method  
An apparatus and method for guiding an automatic guided vehicle along a magnetic pathway and more specifically to an apparatus and a method capable of accurately and precisely following a weak...
8676430 Controlling a vehicle having inadequate map data  
A vehicle can be controlled in a first autonomous mode of operation by at least navigating the vehicle based on map data. Sensor data can be obtained using one or more sensors of the vehicle. The...
8670889 Unitary rolling vehicle  
Unitary rolling vehicle including a rolling member (20), a drive system (30) supported by the rolling member and arranged to drive the rolling member for rotation, the centre of mass of the drive...
8670891 User interface for displaying internal state of autonomous driving system  
A passenger in an automated vehicle may relinquish control of the vehicle to a control computer when the control computer has determined that it may maneuver the vehicle safely to a destination....
8670888 Dynamically assisting hybrid vehicles  
A system includes a computing device with memory configured to store instructions and a processor to execute the instructions for operations that include receiving information representative of an...
8670866 Autonomous surface cleaning robot for wet and dry cleaning  
An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis...
8670890 Method and system for timetable optimization utilizing energy consumption factors  
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for synchronizing two or more railway assets to optimize energy consumption. For example, an embodiment of the present invention provides receipt of a...
8666585 System and method to automatic assist mobile image acquisition  
A system and method to perforin image acquisition of a subject is provided. The system includes a mobile device to move an imaging system across a floor, and a brake system that restrains movement...