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9043083 Parking assistance apparatus  
A parking assistance apparatus has a region detector capable of detecting a plurality of possible parking regions where a vehicle can park in at least one side to the left or right of the vehicle,...
9041556 Method for locating a vehicle  
A portable computing device can be used to locate a vehicle in a parking structure. In particular, the portable computing device can communicate with a parking system that manages the parking...
9041557 Method for making a parking arrangement equipped with an automatic vehicle detection system ready for operation, and parking arrangement for use of the method  
Parking arrangement and method for making a parking arrangement equipped with an automatic vehicle detection system ready for operation, which parking arrangement comprises a central computer with...
9035799 Providing parking availability information and parking alerts  
A device may receive map data that identifies a parking facility located in a particular geographic area; identify the parking facility based on the map data; receive parking data that identifies...
9031787 Lane guidance display system, lane guidance display method, and lane guidance display program  
A determination unit that determines whether a vehicle is in a lane change state where the vehicle is going to make a lane change from a travelling lane to a recommended lane; and a display...
9020761 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...
9014914 Method and apparatus for establishing a communication session between parked vehicles to determine a suitable parking situation  
An approach is provided for causing, at least in part, a sensing of information with at least one sensor, wherein the information is associated with at least one anticipated movement of the at...
9013270 Access control method, corresponding device and computer program product  
A method is provided for controlling access by a series of users to a space and/or particular service. The method includes the following steps for each of the users: requesting access to the space...
9013326 Method and system for determining the occupation state of a parking space  
A method for determining the occupation state of a parking space, including the steps of: providing a first detection unit equipped with a frequency modulated continuous wave radar; preparing a...
9007196 Cost effective auto-actuation door check  
A system for controlling movement of a motor vehicle door includes at least one sensor that detects a distance from the vehicle to an object near the vehicle. The sensor is also configured to...
9008912 Rear camera system for vehicle having parking guide function and parking guide system using the same  
Provided are a rear camera system for vehicles and a parking guide system using the same, which displays the minimum width and maximum width of a parking area guideline in consideration of the...
9000949 Gen II meter system with multiple processors, multiple detection sensor types, fault tolerance methods, power sharing and multiple user interface methods  
A parking space monitoring system, with multiple microprocessors for handling various parking space management conditions, including at least one of the following conditions: (1) Space Occupancy...
9002564 Enhanced park assist wheel speed compensation technique  
A method of parking a vehicle includes calibrating a wheel speed count of the vehicle based on a measured length that is external to the vehicle, and parking the vehicle based on the calibrated...
8994560 Managing parking space availability  
A method, system or computer usable program product for a data processing system to anticipate parking space availability including receiving from the first user a request for a parking space for...
8988250 Parking assistant and parking assisting method  
When a parking assistant assists a driver in carrying out parking operation, the parking assistant takes image of vehicle surroundings to generate vehicle surroundings images, converts coordinates...
8981965 Vehicle laser parking indicator apparatus  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus to assist in parking a vehicle. The apparatus comprises a housing coupled to the vehicle and at least one laser coupled to the...
8977446 Driving support device  
Provided is a driving support device that allows a driver to confirm the travelling routes of the wheels of a vehicle from an image indicating the circumference of the vehicle. The driving support...
8971581 Methods and system for automated in-field hierarchical training of a vehicle detection system  
Disclosed are methods and systems for detecting one or more vehicles in video captured from a deployed video camera directed at a parking region. According to one exemplary embodiment, disclosed...
8970355 Methods and systems for use in indicating directions finding systems  
An article is worn by a user. A plurality of indicating devices are coupled to the article. A processing unit is communicatively coupled to the plurality of indicating devices. The processing unit...
8972110 Method for generating request command of wheel alignment apparatus using motor-driven power steering  
The present invention relates to a method for generating a request command of a wheel alignment apparatus using a motor-drive power steering (MDPS). After a vehicle having the MDPS mounted therein...
8970398 Parking assistance device using multiple parking guidance indicators  
Disclosed is a parking assistance device such that it is easy to understand the process for aligning the vehicle with the guidance completion position of each stage of parking, specifically the...
8963740 Crowd-sourced parking advisory  
Architecture that employs crowd-sourced parking-related information to compute the probability of finding parking spots at specific road segments, parking lots, and/or in larger geographic areas....
8965678 Parking assist system  
A device for assisting the driver of a vehicle in the process of parking is provided. The device includes sensors for detecting obstacles in an environment of the vehicle, at least in an...
8957786 Enhanced alignment method for park assist  
A method of parking a running vehicle includes measuring a length of a parked vehicle that is proximate to a desired parking location, and estimating the width of the parked vehicle based on a...
8958986 Parking assistance apparatus  
A parking assistance apparatus includes a display unit that displays an image of a scene behind a host vehicle. At least when the host vehicle moves forward or when the host vehicle is stopped,...
8957787 System and method for disabled parking spot enforcement  
A system for disabled parking spot enforcement uses a proximity sensor for detecting entry of a vehicle within a parking spot designated for use by disabled people. A radiofrequency identification...
8958929 Vehicle control apparatus  
In a vehicle control apparatus which performs a remote operation of a vehicle using a remote control, a remote operation of the vehicle which is not intended by a driver is prevented. When...
8947261 Parking information aggregation platform  
This document describes systems and techniques that may be used to aggregate information about open parking spots from various different parking providers or organizations.
8948990 Parking assist control apparatus and control method  
A parking assist control apparatus includes an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle around a vehicle; a parking operation assist unit that executes a parking operation assist for preventing...
8947260 Parking assistance system  
A parking assistance system includes a usage status acquisition unit configured to acquire usage status information indicating a usage status at a plurality of parking positions in a parking lot,...
8942880 Method and device for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle  
A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle is described, together with a corresponding device, a corresponding vehicle, and a corresponding computer program. The driver...
8937558 Image generating apparatus and image display system  
A technology that does not require complicated operation to select a display mode is provided. In an image display system, a back mode stores a display mode that has been recently set as a current...
8937559 Vehicle identification, tracking and enforcement system  
A surveillance system for monitoring a plurality of vehicle license plates comprising a portable license plate reader including a camera for automatically imaging a license plate and extracting a...
8928494 Parking method and system  
A parking system including a database having (a) a number of parking spaces in a zone, (b) a ratio having a number of vehicles using a certain parking service from a pre-defined general population...
8922394 Apparatus and method for parking position display of vehicle  
Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for parking position display of a vehicle. The apparatus includes a processor configured to detect objects around a vehicle by analyzing sensor values...
8923565 Parked vehicle detection based on edge detection  
The present invention discloses a method for detecting parked vehicles based on edge detection. For each parking space, its boundary comprises an exposed edge, which is not occluded by any parked...
8918254 Control device for assisting a parking maneuver  
A control device may assist in parking maneuvers of a vehicle. The control device may include an interface to a sensor unit for detecting a boundary of a parking space in the surroundings of the...
8914195 Power on demand steering wheel angle sensor  
A system for powering a steering angle sensor coupled to a steering wheel and a controller comprising a switch, coupled to the sensor and the controller. The switch is activated upon motion of the...
8912923 Method and device for parking assistance for a vehicle  
The invention relates to a method and a device for assisting a parking process of a vehicle (1) into a parking space (P) which is arranged transversely with respect to a carriageway (F) and which...
8912924 Authorization of service using vehicle information and/or user information  
Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for authorizing an action using vehicle identification information (e.g., supplied by a vehicle) and user identification...
8907785 Locator system using disparate locator signals  
The present disclosure relates generally to locating systems, and more particularly, to handheld locator systems for locating personnel or other objects in buildings or other environments. In one...
8907815 Parking support device  
A parking support device capable of reliably supporting a parking driving operation by a driver, comprising an image acquisition portion for acquiring an image peripheral to a vehicle captured by...
8903567 Vehicle remote operating system and in-vehicle device  
In a vehicle remote operating system remotely operating a host vehicle VM from a portable terminal 200, a main control unit 112 of an ECU 110 of an in-vehicle device 100 determines an dispatch...
8890716 Parking assist apparatus and method  
In order to provide parking assist even in a situation where an end portion of a vehicle is predicted to come into contact with an obstacle, an available parking space is set, and a target parking...
8890715 Navigation apparatus, server apparatus and method of collecting parking location information  
A navigation apparatus (200) comprises a processing resource (202) operably coupled to a receiver (224) for location-related data and arranged to perform, when in use, location determination. The...
8884785 Enhancements to meterless remote parking monitoring systems  
A remote meterless parking monitoring system including a plurality of individual parking spaces, a plurality of vehicle detector/RFID units for monitoring the status of the individual parking...
8884784 Solar charged automotive vehicle having means to determine a parking location  
An automotive vehicle having at least one solar panel, a battery rechargeable by the at least one solar panel, and a computer system including one or more processors and memory storing one or more...
8880288 Determining low-speed driving direction in a vehicle  
A method and a system of determining a driving direction of a vehicle traveling at a low speed. The method includes determining whether the vehicle is in one of three states: (1) an uphill state...
8878696 Parking control apparatus and method for providing an alarm thereof  
The present invention relates to a vehicle alarm control technique. More particularly, the present invention relates to a parking control apparatus and a method for providing an alarm accurately...
8878646 Communication system and method  
A communication system and method in which the communication system comprises a first communication module (11) and a second communication module (12). The first communication module (11) is...