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1. GB2560423 - Camera and washer spray diagnostic

Office
United Kingdom
Application Number 201800796
Application Date 18.01.2018
Publication Number 2560423
Publication Date 12.09.2018
Publication Kind A
IPC
B60W 50/02
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
50Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
02Ensuring safety in case of control system failures, e.g. by diagnosing, circumventing or fixing failures
B60S 1/46
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
46using liquid; Windscreen washers
G06K 9/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
CPC
G06K 9/00624
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
00624Recognising scenes, i.e. recognition of a whole field of perception; recognising scene-specific objects
G06Q 10/20
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
20Product repair or maintenance administration
H04L 67/12
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
12adapted for proprietary or special purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in a car or remote metering networks
H04N 7/181
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
18Closed circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
181for receiving images from a plurality of remote sources
B05B 9/002
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
9Spraying apparatus for discharge of liquids or other fluent material, without essentially mixing with gas or vapour
002incorporating means for heating or cooling, e.g. the material to be sprayed
B05B 9/0403
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
9Spraying apparatus for discharge of liquids or other fluent material, without essentially mixing with gas or vapour
03characterised by means for supplying liquid or other fluent material
04with pressurised or compressible container
0403with pumps for liquids or other fluent material
Applicants FORD GLOBAL TECH LLC
Inventors AED M DUDAR
Priority Data 15409646 19.01.2017 US
Title
(EN) Camera and washer spray diagnostic
Abstract
(EN)
This is a method of determining a fault with a vehicle spray device e.g. screen washer, particularly for autonomous vehicles e.g.in a platoon, where a fault cannot be determined manually by a driver. The method actuates a spray device on a first vehicle 1025 and receives an image, from a second vehicle 1035, of the actuated spray device. It is determined whether a spray device fault or problem exists based at least on the image of the actuated spray device 1045. The fault is transmitted via a first vehicle communications network. If a fault exists, the first vehicle may be navigated to a service facility 1-65. The second vehicle may take images of the spray device before and after actuation to determine the fault. The method may also indicate if there is a fault with a camera on the first vehicle if images are below a required quality. The cameras on the vehicles may be operated upon request 1015, 1030 from other vehicles.