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9041508 Image-based inventory control system and method  
Systems and methods for determining an inventory condition of objects based on captured images are described. An exemplary inventory control system or method utilizes a highly efficient and...
9035803 Systems and methods for aiding traffic controllers and/or pilots  
Gaze based systems and methods are used to aid traffic controllers and/or pilots. A gaze line of an eye of the user viewing the display is tracked using an eyetracker. An intersection of the gaze...
9037343 Light distribution control apparatus and light distribution control method  
In a case where a light distribution control apparatus judges that there is a possibility that a driver's own vehicle and an animal will contact each other if it is assumed that the animal remains...
9018577 Vehicular imaging system with camera misalignment correction and capturing image data at different resolution levels dependent on distance to object in field of view  
A vehicular imaging system comprises a single imaging sensor having a plurality of photosensor elements. The imaging sensor captures image data of a scene exterior of the vehicle within its field...
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...
9008857 System and method of detecting drowsy driving  
A system and method of detecting drowsy driving that include a controller configured to calculate basic characteristics based on steering torque information and lateral displacement information...
9002068 Video speed detection system  
Multiple-object speed tracking apparatuses are disclosed, including a camera configured to capture a set of images of a monitored area (e.g., a roadway). The camera's longitudinal axis may be...
9002631 Vicinity environment estimation device with blind region prediction, road detection and intervehicle communication  
A vicinity environment estimation device includes neighborhood monitoring sensors that detect another vehicle, a car navigation system that acquires information about an untravelable region where...
8995040 Lighting element in the exterior mirror  
An exterior mirror assembly with an optical display is suggested, whereby a light opening (2) is provided on the exterior mirror assembly for the passage of light of a warning display. The optical...
8988493 Rear-view multi-functional camera system with driving corridor monitoring features  
A rear-viewing camera system for a vehicle is described that includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to identify a driving corridor in image data received...
8988252 Traffic event monitoring  
Information on a traffic event, such as a traffic accident, may be provided to a vehicle equipped with a system for performing a wireless data communication with a traffic event center. The system...
8981966 Fusion of far infrared and visible images in enhanced obstacle detection in automotive applications  
A computerized system mountable on a vehicle operable to detect an object by processing first image frames from a first camera and second image frames from a second camera. A first range is...
8957937 Method and meeting terminal for adjusting meeting place cameras in a remote presentation meeting system  
A method and a meeting terminal for adjusting meeting place cameras in a remote presentation meeting system are disclosed. The method includes: determining a site to be tested in a meeting place...
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...
8957788 Vehicle reverse detection method and system via video acquisition and processing  
This disclosure provides a video camera and video processing alert system for detecting a vehicle in reverse. According to one exemplary embodiment, the system operates according to the following...
8953014 Rear-view multi-functional camera system with three-dimensional data analysis features  
A rear-viewing camera system for a vehicle is described. The rear-viewing system includes a first camera and a second camera. The first and second cameras are positioned with partially overlapping...
8952799 Method and system for warning a driver of a vehicle about potential obstacles behind the vehicle  
A method and system produce a warning signal to warn a driver of a vehicle about a potential obstacle crossing behind the vehicle, for example as the vehicle is backing out of a parking space. The...
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.
8941480 Vehicular vision system  
A vehicular vision system includes a camera including an image sensor, a control including a microcontroller, and a serial data interface. The camera has a field of view exterior of a vehicle. A...
8933818 Bicycle presence detection in a roadway using video data analytics  
A vehicular observation and detection apparatus and system incorporates a detection framework using video analysis to differentiate between motorized vehicles and bicycles for improved traffic...
8917169 Vehicular vision system  
A vehicular vision system includes a camera having a lens and a CMOS photosensor array having a plurality of photosensor elements. The camera is disposed at an interior portion of a vehicle...
8907797 Driver monitoring apparatus  
A driver monitoring apparatus includes a detection section, a warning section and a changing operation section. The detection section detects at least one of a face direction and an eye direction...
8890655 Intelligent observation and identification database system  
An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the...
8890674 Driver assistance detection system  
A driver assistance detection system and method for determining levels of functionality of an interactive device in a vehicle are provided. The driver assistance detection system comprises a...
8878695 Signal light priority system utilizing estimated time of arrival  
Systems and methods for requesting modification of traffic flow control systems that combine satellite position navigation systems and dead reckoning technology with secure radio communications to...
8872674 Directional speed and distance sensor  
A method of using a directional sensor for the purposes of detecting the presence of a vehicle or an object within a zone of interest on a roadway or in a parking space. The method comprises the...
8849554 Hybrid traffic system and associated method  
A traffic sensing system for sensing traffic at a roadway includes a first sensor having a first field of view, a second sensor having a second field of view, and a controller. The first and...
8836537 Notification apparatus for vehicle  
A notification apparatus for notifying a passenger in a vehicle of existence of a specific object disposed on a road includes: an information obtaining device that obtains positional information...
8830046 In-vehicle device for recording moving image data  
A normal image quality coding unit generates normal-quality compressed moving image data by compressing moving image data generated by capturing an image around a vehicle with a normal image...
8823552 Vehicle with apparatus for generating and displaying a predefined light pattern  
A combination includes a vehicle and an apparatus disposed in the vehicle for generating and displaying a predefined light pattern. The apparatus includes an actuator, a light source productive of...
8803707 Parking assistance system and parking assistance method  
A parking assistance system for a vehicle includes multiple on-board cameras (11, 12, 13, 14) each configured to capture an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle, overhead image generating...
8803956 Computer vision-based valve control system and method  
The computer vision-based valve control system and method includes a camera mounted on a pneumatic control valve in such a way that the camera periodically observes positioning of the valve stem....
8797185 Driving assitstance method, on-board unit (OBU) applying the method and computer readable storage medium storing the method  
An on-board unit (OBU) with a driving-assistance function to be installed on a vehicle includes at least one wireless communication unit and a processing unit. The processing unit receives...
8779944 Optical image monitoring system and method for vehicles  
A system and method of acquiring information from an image of a vehicle in real time wherein at least one imaging device with advanced light metering capabilities is placed aboard a vehicle, a...
8773286 Operator assistance system  
A system having a controller is provided. The controller receives a signal indicative of an actual position and an actual orientation of a machine on a worksite, from a position detection module....
8773285 Parking pilot method and device  
A parking pilot method and a device thereof are disclosed. Image detectors capture surrounding images of a vehicle. A speed detector detects speed of the vehicle. A distance detector obtains...
8768009 Locating persons of interest based on license plate recognition information  
Possible locations of a person of interest are ranked based on LPR instances captured around physical locations and license plate numbers associated with the person of interest. An LPR instance...
8760318 Method for traffic monitoring and secure processing of traffic violations  
A method for monitoring of traffic patterns and securely processing events of violations of traffic regulations on at least one designated surface incorporating steps of positioning at least one...
8760317 High occupancy vehicle lane enforcement system using an information system for reduced false positives  
An upstream vehicle detection system captures images of a vehicle as it travels through a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane or high occupancy vehicle tolling (HOT) station and generates an...
8754781 Control method for a road toll system  
A control method for a road toll system using vehicle-based on-board units, recording vehicles, control vehicles, cellular mobile communication networks, and switching servers, comprising:...
8749404 Motor vehicle  
A motor vehicle has an imaging device for generating an image of a radiation pattern on the terrain surrounding the motor vehicle. A detecting device is provided for the multiple sequential...
8736458 Weigh-in-motion scale  
A system includes a camera, a weigh-in-motion scale, and a processor. The camera is configured to capture one or more images of a vehicle as the vehicle goes over the weigh-in-motion scale. The...
8730040 Systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring and alerting on large sensory data sets for improved safety, security, and business productivity  
The present invention is a process monitoring method, comprising the steps of capturing sensory data from one or more sensors; storing the sensory data from the one or more sensors in a data...
8725596 Mobile asset data management system  
A computerized vehicle control system and device for limiting the functionality of a mobile asset (e.g., vehicle) capable of performing a plurality of mobile asset functions. The device includes...
8725394 Multi-modal speed limit assistant  
A speed limit assistant (SLA) system includes a camera based SLA, a map based SLA, and a fusion unit. The camera based SLA is configured to determine a first set of probabilities for an input...
8723690 Systems and methods for road acoustics and road video-feed based traffic estimation and prediction  
Methods and arrangements for employing roadside acoustics sensing in ascertaining traffic density states. Traffic monitoring input is received from a road segment, the traffic monitoring input...
8723689 Parking management system and method using lighting system  
A system and a method for detecting availability of a parking space in a parking facility are provided. A first method has the steps of providing a lighting system having at least one...
8717197 Method for assessing driver attentiveness  
A method is provided for assessing the attentiveness of the driver of motor vehicle traveling in a lane including, but not limited to detecting the position of the motor vehicle on the lane...
8704680 Large-area parking-monitoring system  
The present invention discloses an improved large-area parking-monitoring system. It comprises first and second parking-monitoring devices. The first parking-monitoring device transmits its...