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8793090 Track information generating device, track information generating method, and computer-readable storage medium  
Track information generating devices, methods, and programs acquire a self-contained navigation track of a vehicle indicated by time-series pieces of self-contained navigation information, acquire...
8793036 Trackless transit system with adaptive vehicles  
Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for...
8793046 Inferring state of traffic signal and other aspects of a vehicle's environment based on surrogate data  
A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode can obtain sensor data from one or more sensors observing one or more aspects of an environment of the vehicle. At least one aspect of the...
8788134 Autonomous driving merge management system  
An autonomous driving merge management system includes an autonomous driving control device and an intention decision management system. The management system includes a candidate strategy...
8788133 Cleaning robot and control method thereof  
A cleaning robot cleaning a specific region and including a movement module, a sound wave module, a cleaning module and a controlling module is provided. The movement module includes a plurality of...
8787943 Method and system for localizing mobile communication terminals  
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a geographic position of a mobile communications terminal operable in a wireless communications network. According to one embodiment, a first...
8786429 Hygiene monitoring and management system and method  
A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) hygiene management and monitoring system for individuals and companies to manage and monitor the hygiene of their surroundings. In some embodiments of the...
8781650 Aircraft navigation system  
A method and apparatus for assisting in management of unmanned aerial vehicles. Planned routes are identified for the unmanned aerial vehicles. The planned routes are displayed on a map. A set of...
8781643 Vehicle control device and vehicle control method  
A control device and method in which, even when a road deviation operation is performed continuously near a road boundary where sidewalk/road separating blocks are discontinuously lined up,...
8781685 System and method for integrating automatic electrical steering with GNSS guidance  
A guidance and vehicle control system for automatically steering a vehicle, such as an agricultural vehicle or a tractor, through a field. The system includes a GNSS receiver and antenna for...
8773330 Method and apparatus for a virtual mission control station  
A method and apparatus for performing a mission. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The control station comprises a display system, a motion capture system, a number of...
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 error...
8774981 Infantry robotic porter system and methods useful in conjunction therewith  
A robotic system comprising a robotic platform; a follow-path functionality enabling the robotic platform to follow a leading soldier, at least selectably, without reliance on GPS; and a Human...
8775063 System and method of lane path estimation using sensor fusion  
A method for estimating a projected path of travel for a vehicle on a road includes monitoring a plurality of sensor inputs, determining a road geometry in front of the vehicle based upon the...
8774991 System and method of controlling vehicles to follow a defined trajectory in a complex track network  
The present invention relates generally to ground transportation systems. According to certain aspects, the present invention includes systems and methods that provide a higher degree of precision...
8768597 Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and vehicle control system  
A navigation system acquired information relating to a point, such as a sag where a decrease in vehicle speed is induced in front of a system-mounted vehicle. When the system-mounted vehicle has...
8761972 Track type transportation system  
In a track type protection system comprising an automatic steering mechanism and a fail-safe mechanism, provided is a detection mechanism which can detect a deviated value of a vehicle, widthwise...
8761987 Automatic guided vehicle sensor system and method of using same  
An automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system for automatically transporting loads along a predetermined path is provided that includes a plurality of magnets distant from one another, wherein at least...
8761975 Method and apparatus for real-time polars  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for real-time creation of vessel performance models. Performance inputs are received from a set of sensors during a voyage of...
8761989 Method of material handling with automatic guided vehicles  
A system and method of automatic guided vehicles that are capable of providing synchronized travel along a line or path such that regular manufacturing operations may be performed to material or...
8761964 Computing device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle in flight space  
In a method for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a flight space using a computing device, a 3D sample database is created and store in a storage device of the computing device. The...
8762000 Method and device for operating a chassis  
In a method for operating an at least semi-active chassis of a vehicle, a height profile of a road course which lies ahead in driving direction of the vehicle is determined with at least one sensor...
8754761 Control unit and method for automatically guiding a vehicle  
A control unit for automatically guiding a vehicle, in particular during a parking procedure, has an interface to a monitoring unit of a brake operating unit of the vehicle to ascertain a braking...
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...