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9037336 Robot system  
A robot system includes a planar sign, a robot, a distance direction sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the robot and includes a map data memory and a progress...
9020732 Vehicle and powertrain control based on rearward approaching object  
A vehicle may include a sensor configured to detect a rearward approaching object and at least one controller configured to cause the vehicle to accelerate in response to the sensor detecting a...
8996258 Vehicle safety system having methods and apparatus configurable for various vehicle geometries  
Methods and apparatus for automatically adjusting the angle of a rotatable side view mirror of an articulated tractor and trailer includes transducers attached to the tractor for transmitting...
8970363 Wrist/arm/hand mounted device for remotely controlling a materials handling vehicle  
A supplemental control system for a materials handling vehicle comprises a wearable control device, and a corresponding receiver on the materials handling vehicle. The wearable control device is...
8965619 Bot having high speed stability  
An autonomous transport vehicle for transporting items in a storage and retrieval system is provided. The autonomous transport vehicle includes at least two drive wheels and a controller, where...
8954256 Vehicle-use speed control apparatus  
The vehicle-use speed control apparatus sets a virtual preceding vehicle assumed to run at a target speed at a predetermined initial distance ahead of the own vehicle when the brake pedal is...
8925667 Fall-proof and anti-collision vacuum cleaner  
A fall-proof and anti-collision vacuum cleaner is disclosed in the present application, which comprises a main body, a driving device, a collision baffle and an elastic element. The collision...
8930063 Method for determining object sensor misalignment  
A vehicle system and method that can determine object sensor misalignment while a host vehicle is being driven, and can do so without requiring multiple sensors with overlapping fields-of-view. In...
8874269 Robotic vehicle with drive means and method for activating drive means  
The invention relates to a robotic vehicle (1), in particular a robotic vehicle (1) designed for self-contained operations, with drive means (5) for the movement of the vehicle (1) on the...
8862383 Apparatus for judging probability of collision between vehicle and object surrounding the vehicle  
A collision judgment apparatus includes: a distance detecting unit detecting distance between a vehicle and an object; a relative speed detecting unit detecting a relative speed therebetween; a...
8849522 Signal based safety system for construction zone  
A system incorporating one or more interrogators or readers on heavy construction equipment (e.g., loaders) detect signals emanating from signal transmitters on clothing or equipment of...
8825259 Detecting lane closures and lane shifts by an autonomous vehicle  
In an example implementation, an autonomous vehicle is configured to detect closures and lane shifts in a lane of travel. The vehicle is configured to operate in an autonomous mode and determine a...
8776943 Electric power steering device  
An electric power steering device includes: a worm shaft including a first end portion and a second end portion; a worm wheel; a joint; and an urging member. The first end portion includes: a...
8738264 Automatic reverse brake assist system  
An automotive vehicle braking system and method for controlling the same. The system includes an electronic controller communicatively coupled to a vehicle braking system and a vehicle motion...
8731788 System and method of speed-based downspeed coasting management  
A velocity profile can be used in conjunction with vehicle operating condition data to determine a gear shift schedule that mitigates the amount of service brake effort required to slow a vehicle...
8723660 Dual-vision driving safety warning device and method thereof  
The present invention discloses a dual-vision driving safety warning device and a method thereof. The device of the present invention comprises an image capture unit, an image processing unit, a...
8681016 Driver assistance system  
A method for assisting a driver driving a vehicle, and a driver assistance system for assisting a driver driving a vehicle are described, wherein detection of a blind spot situation wherein...
8676443 System and method for controlling inter-vehicle distance using side and rear sensor  
A system and method are provided for controlling inter-vehicle distance. The system includes a front sensor, a side and rear sensor, an inter-vehicle distance controlling unit, and a steering...
8655551 Method and device for the assisted parking of a motor vehicle  
A method and a device for the assisted parking of a motor vehicle into a parking space are provided. The method comprises the following method steps: approaching the parking space; measuring the...
8620530 System for controlling a multimachine caravan  
A control system is disclosed. The control system includes a first set of operator input devices and a laser target located on a first machine. The control system also includes a first laser...
8616320 Automated vehicle and system utilizing an optical sensing system  
An automated vehicle includes a vehicle body, a power source, one or more motors housed within the vehicle body and in operable connection with the power source, running gear in operable...
8606539 Road configuration estimation apparatus, computer program, and road configuration estimation method  
A radar (peripheral object observation device) repeatedly observes a relative position of an object relative to the moving object, which is located in the vicinity of a moving object. A stationary...
8606495 Method and apparatus for mining vehicle safety arrangements  
A method for a safety system of a mining vehicle. The method comprises scanning the surroundings of the mining vehicle while the mining vehicle is driven and giving a collision warning if an...
8600650 Navigation devices, methods, and progrmas  
When a vehicle passes through an intersection that is stored in a collection target intersection database and for which direction-specific probe information is collected, a CPU of a navigation...
8577534 Method for scanning a surrounding environment of a vehicle  
A method and a device are described for scanning the surrounding environment of a vehicle. When the vehicle falls below a first boundary speed a timer is triggered whose state is incremented until...
8559675 Driving support device, driving support method, and program  
A driving support device includes an image-capturer that captures side rear images of a vehicle, a distance measurer that measures a distance between the vehicle and another vehicle, and a vehicle...
8554478 Correlation position determination  
Methods and apparatus for navigating with the use of correlation within a select area are provided. One method includes, storing data required to reconstruct ranges and associated angles to...
8511164 Detection device of a motor vehicle and a corresponding detection method  
A detection device of a motor vehicle having a functional unit for transmitting and receiving signals. The functional unit has at least one first and one additional functional element, the signal...
8508329 Mobile robotic device having a collision sensor  
A mobile robotic device comprising at least one displaceable sensor member (8,9) for sensing a collision between the mobile device and a stationary object. First detection means (12,13) are...
8504200 System and method for managing and controlling robot competition  
A system and method for operating robots in a robot competition. One embodiment of the system may include operator interfaces, where each operator interface is operable to control movement of a...
8478514 Onboard vehicle data mining, social networking, advertisement  
An improvement of methods and systems using mobile and distributed data stream mining algorithms for mining continuously generated data from different components of a vehicle. The system is...
8473171 Apparatus and method for optimizing a vehicle collision preparation response  
A vehicle has wheels, sensors for generating an input data set, and a controller. The controller is in communication with the sensors, including a first sensor for detecting an obstacle on a road...
8457827 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...
8451143 Vehicle presence notification apparatus  
A vehicle presence notification apparatus notifies a presence of a vehicle by providing easily-perceivable and less uncomfortable notification sound outside of the vehicle. The vehicle presence...
8447474 Exterior airbag deployment techniques  
Externally deployed airbag system for a vehicle including one or more inflatable airbags deployable outside of the vehicle, an anticipatory sensor system for assessing the probable severity of an...
8447489 Vehicle driving operation support apparatus/process and inducement control  
A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle...
8437907 Method for determining a roadway state  
In a method for determining a roadway state (STATE) of a roadway on which a vehicle (10) is travelling which has at least one wheel (14) and an acceleration sensor (24) which is assigned to the...
8410919 Driving support apparatus  
A driving support ECU comprises: a roadside object detection section for detecting, in a case where a lane marking WR on at least one of the right side and left side is detected by a white line...
8401784 Course evaluation apparatus and course evaluation method  
A course evaluation that evaluates a course of a mobile unit includes: generating a predetermined first course of the mobile unit; generating, for the first course, a second course for which a...
8387735 Method and apparatus for remotely disabling vehicles  
Method and apparatus for remotely disabling a vehicle using modulated microwave energy. The modulation characteristics are preferably tailored for different types of vehicles. This approach...
8386119 Vehicle driving operation support apparatus/process and restraint control  
A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle...
8362890 Object detecting apparatus  
An object detecting apparatus includes a sensor, a noise determining portion, a detected result determining portion and a warning portion. The sensor transmits an ultrasonic wave and receives a...
8364336 Method for guiding a vehicle along a predetermined path as well as vehicle and system for performing crash-tests  
A method for guiding a driverless, multi-track vehicle along a predetermined path (12), which vehicle rolls on wheels (4, 6) separated from each other in the vehicle width direction, wherein the...
8359155 Vehicle driving operation support apparatus/method and vehicle  
A motor vehicle includes a vehicle driving operation support system. The vehicle driving operation support system senses an environment surrounding the motor vehicle; senses a traveling condition...
8354932 Method and device for driver assistance  
A method and a device for driver assistance in which the warning threshold at which the driver is warned for example of a departure from the lane is adaptively adjusted as a function of the...
8346436 Driving support system  
A driving support system includes a lane detecting unit for detecting lanes around a vehicle, a route correcting unit for correcting a route along which the vehicle is expected to travel taking...
8346437 Vehicle driving support device and vehicle driving support method  
When a lane-width-direction lateral position (X2obst+X0) of a vehicle (MM) reaches a predetermined control start position (60) being a lane-width-direction lateral position (X2obst+X0) serving as...
8312953 System for storing and retrieving a personal-transportation vehicle  
A preferred embodiment of a system for automatically transferring a personal-transportation vehicle, such as a power chair, between a first and a second position proximate a motor vehicle such as...
8301355 Cruise control systems and methods with selective target speed updating for passing maneuvers  
A cruise control system comprises a passing detection module and a speed regulator module. The passing detection module selectively detects execution of a passing maneuver based on an accelerator...
8285456 System for controlling a multimachine caravan  
A control system is disclosed. The control system includes a first set of operator input devices and a laser target located on a first machine. The control system also includes a first laser...