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1. GB2560421 - Windshield stone impact response

Office
United Kingdom
Application Number 201800735
Application Date 17.01.2018
Publication Number 2560421
Publication Date 12.09.2018
Publication Kind A
IPC
G07C 5/08
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
5Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
08Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time
B60J 1/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
1Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor
02arranged at the vehicle front
B60J 1/20
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
1Windows; Windscreens; Accessories therefor
20Accessories, e.g. wind deflectors, blinds
B60R 16/023
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
16Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for
02electric
023for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
B60W 30/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units
08Predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision
B60W 30/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units
14Cruise control
16Control of distance between vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle
CPC
B60Q 9/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
9Arrangements or adaptations of signal devices not provided for in one of the preceding main groups, ; e.g. haptic signalling
B60R 16/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
16Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for
02electric ; constitutive elements
B60W 30/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units ; , or advanced driver assistance systems for ensuring comfort, stability and safety or drive control systems for propelling or retarding the vehicle
B60W 30/09
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units ; , or advanced driver assistance systems for ensuring comfort, stability and safety or drive control systems for propelling or retarding the vehicle
08Active safety systems; predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision ; or attempting to minimise its consequences
09Taking automatic action to avoid collision, e.g. braking and steering
B60W 2422/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
2422Indexing codes relating to the special location or mounting of sensors
B60K 28/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
28Safety devices for propulsion-unit control, specially adapted for, or arranged in, vehicles, e.g. preventing fuel supply or ignition in the event of potentially dangerous conditions
10responsive to conditions relating to the vehicle 
14responsive to accident or emergency, e.g. deceleration, tilt of vehicle
Applicants FORD GLOBAL TECH LLC
Inventors AED M DUDAR
MAHMOUD YOUSEF GHANNAM
Priority Data 15407537 17.01.2017 US
Title
(EN) Windshield stone impact response
Abstract
(EN) Method of identifying and responding to a stone impact (14,Fig.1) on a vehicle 10 windshield 15. The vehicle windshield includes an integral pressure sensor (17,fig.2), used to identify a stone impact against the windshield 62. Responsive to identifying the stone impact, the method identifies any large truck located within a predetermined radius of the vehicle 72,74. Further, responsive to identifying a large truck, the vehicle is directed to make an evasive manoeuver to avoid further stone impacts 76. The manoeuver may consist of increasing a distance between the vehicle and detected truck, or passing/overtaking the detected truck. Washer fluid may be sprayed onto the windscreen while overtaking the truck 71. A stone impact report may be issued to occupants, or to other vehicles, alerting them to the risk 58. The alert may only be issued following multiple detected stone impacts, identifying the risk location. This information may be used to re-direct vehicles 60. When used with autonomous self-drive vehicles, vehicle may park out of direct sunlight following identification of stone impact, with vehicle parking in a secure location if window is no longer intact 66. Emergency services may be informed of possible injuries following sensed impact. Also claimed is vehicle for carrying out method.