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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...
8660734 System and method for predicting behaviors of detected objects  
Aspects of the invention relate generally to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the features described may be used alone or in combination in order to improve the safety, use, driver experience,...
8660783 Systems and methods for detecting ownship deviation from assigned taxiway clearance  
Systems and methods for identifying ownship deviation from assigned taxi-clearance in the area of taxiway intersection. An exemplary system provides alerts in the event of a significant deviation...
8655559 Agricultural autopilot path adjustment  
Predictive tractor path adjustments improve implement tracking performance by enabling agricultural autopilots to anticipate the effect of curves, slopes, changing soil conditions and other...
8655536 Method and system for augmenting a guidance system with a path sensor  
In an automatic vehicle position control system, such as a satellite-based agricultural implement steering system, the satellite-based steering information is adjusted with information obtained...
8655592 Navigation apparatus  
In a navigation apparatus, when a new road is learned based on a travel trace of a vehicle and a new road link representing the learned new road is connected to an existing link, the navigation...
8655537 Modifying behavior of autonomous vehicle based on predicted behavior of other vehicles  
A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode could determine a current state of the vehicle and the current state of the environment of the vehicle. The environment of the vehicle includes...
8649930 GNSS integrated multi-sensor control system and method  
A GNSS integrated multi-sensor guidance system for a vehicle assembly includes a suite of sensor units, including a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensor unit comprising a receiver and...
8649940 Method and stereo vision system for managing the unloading of an agricultural material from a vehicle  
A stereo imaging device on a propelled portion of the receiving vehicle collects image data. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of a storage portion in the collected...
8643719 Traffic and security monitoring system and method  
A method for monitoring a geographic area that using a plurality of unmanned mobile vehicles. Each unmanned mobile vehicle may be programmed with an operational plan to cover a specific subregion...
8645016 Robotic vehicle controller  
A control system is provided for automatically moving at least one machine along a desired path.
8644600 Learning object cutout from a single example  
Systems and methods are described for learning visual object cutout from a single example. In one implementation, an exemplary system determines the color context near each block in a model image...
8639396 Cooperative control of unmanned aerial vehicles for tracking targets  
In certain embodiments, a method includes accessing first target information associated with a first target visible to a first UAV at a first time and accessing second target information, received...
8639409 System for managing electrical power distribution between infrastructure and electric vehicles  
A system for managing electrical power requirements between at least two power grids including a number of automotive vehicles each of which has an electric motor which propels the vehicle at least...
8639393 System for automated excavation planning and control  
A control system is disclosed for a mobile excavation machine operating at a worksite. The control system may have a locating device configured to generate a first signal indicative of a position...
8634956 Celestial navigation system for an autonomous robot  
An autonomous robot system including a transmitter disposed within a working area and a mobile robot operating within the working area. The transmitter includes an emitter for emitting at least one...
8634981 Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients  
Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body...
8634980 Driving pattern recognition and safety control  
Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle. A safe envelope driving pattern is determined to control the vehicle in an autonomous mode. User identification data and sensor data are...
8634982 System and method for resource allocation and management  
To improve the scheduling and tasking of sensors, the present disclosure describes an improved planning system and method for the allocation and management of sensors. In one embodiment, the...
8630789 Routing to reduce congestion  
This disclosure describes embodiments that include systems and methods for integrating various efficient and beneficial transportation and network technologies into an energy-efficient,...
8630461 Vehicle position detection system  
A system stores reference data generated by associating image feature point data with an image-capturing position and a recorded vehicle event. The system generates data for matching by extracting...
8630762 Method for the calculation of a collision-preventing trajectory for a driving maneuver of a vehicle  
A method for calculating a collision-avoiding trajectory for a driving maneuver of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, in order to evade at least one obstacle approaching the motor vehicle...
8630735 Method, apparatus, and medium for estimating pose of mobile robot using particle filter  
Disclosed is a method, apparatus, and medium for estimating a pose of a moving robot using a particle filter. A method for estimating a pose of a moving robot using a particle filter according to...
8626444 Safety based road map navigation  
The disclosed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate safety-oriented navigation through a local environment that presents emergency dynamics. The architecture can facilitate...
8620493 Electric taxi auto-guidance and control system  
An auto-guidance and control method and system is provided for use in conjunction with an aircraft electric taxi system. Aircraft status data is obtained, and airport feature data accessed. A...
8618922 Method and system for ensuring operation of limited-ability autonomous driving vehicles  
A method for ensuring operation of a limited-ability autonomous driving enabled vehicle includes monitoring a plurality of specific conditions necessary for preferred and reliable use of...
8620535 System for automated excavation planning and control  
A control system is disclosed for a mobile excavation machine operating at a worksite. The control system may have a locating device mounted on the mobile excavation machine that is configured to...
8615273 Extensible infotainment/telematics system with process control shifting  
A system includes a fixed base unit adapted to execute a first set of stand-alone infotainment/telematics functions and a portable communication device adapted to execute a second set of...