Category Archives: Patents

Exclusive: A Conversation on Self Driving Vehicles at the EPO with Roberta Romano-Götsch

During our previous interview Ms.Romano-Götsch mentioned that the EPO would be soon releasing a study on self driving vehicles. I expressed interest in speaking with her again once that study was published, and she agreed. Our conversation discussing this EPO study follows. In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss how traditional auto companies and big tech… Read More »

AUTONOMOUS CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

An electronically regulated cleaning system (1) which can be adjusted independently of the driver and adaptively to the continuously variable operating conditions, for installation in a vehicle for cleaning at least one transparent element (2) with a fluid cleaning agent, comprising, inter alia: – at least one additive container (7) for storing an additive which… Read More »

Vehicle Route Control

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>An apparatus includes a processor configured to send detour instructions defining a travel path that avoids a location of the traffic event. The detour instructions may be sent responsive to receiving notification of a traffic event. The processor is further configured to update the detour instructions to alter the travel path based on… Read More »

Intelligent Sensor System for Capturing Advertising Impressions from Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicles with Advertising Platforms

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>An intelligent sensor system for capturing and analyzing advertising impressions received from self-driving vehicles displaying external advertising platforms, such as video display signage. The advertising impressions would include pedestrian and vehicles in visible range of the external advertising platform on the self-driving vehicle as it traversed a geographic area. A large fleet of… Read More »

OPTIMIZING REGENERATIVE BRAKING EFFICIENCY IN A HYBRID VEHICLE

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>An autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle is provided that is capable of braking itself without a driver depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle has a powertrain that includes an engine, a transmission, and a motor with a connected battery to provide regenerative braking capabilities. Friction brakes are provided to apply when necessary, such as… Read More »

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ADVANCED SENSING AND RESPONSE

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>One embodiment provides for a computing device within an autonomous vehicle, the compute device comprising a wireless network device to enable a wireless data connection with an autonomous vehicle network, a set of multiple processors including a general-purpose processor and a general-purpose graphics processor, the set of multiple processors to execute a compute… Read More »

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR PREDICTION SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

Described is a system for predicting the behavior of an autonomous system. The system identifies a taxonomic state of a motion condition of an autonomous vehicle based on a spatiotemporal location of the autonomous vehicle and elements of a driving scenario. Behavior of the autonomous vehicle is predicted based on the taxonomic state of the… Read More »

STEERING SYSTEM HAVING ANTI-THEFT CAPABILITIES

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A steering system for an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle is provided. The steering system includes a controller that is in communication with an electric power steering system and a transmission control system. The controller is programmed to, in response to a first signal indicative of a non-verified operator and a request to operate,… Read More »