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1. US20180284779 - Autonomous vehicle system for blending sensor data

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15613636
Application Date 05.06.2017
Publication Number 20180284779
Publication Date 04.10.2018
Grant Number 10915112
Grant Date 09.02.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
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26specially adapted for navigation in a road network
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36Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
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BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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021specially adapted to land vehicles
0231using optical position detecting means
0238using obstacle or wall sensors
024in combination with a laser
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01MEASURING; TESTING
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7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
51Display arrangements
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17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
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GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
93for anti-collision purposes
931of land vehicles
Applicants UATC, LLC
Inventors Molly Nix
Agents Dority & Manning, PA
Title
(EN) Autonomous vehicle system for blending sensor data
Abstract
(EN)

Systems and methods for generating blended sensor-based (LIDAR-based) visualizations are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer implemented method includes obtaining sensor data associated with a surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle. The sensor data is acquired via a LIDAR system of the autonomous vehicle. The method includes generating a first style sheet associated with the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the sensor data. The method includes generating a second style sheet associated with the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the sensor data. The method includes providing an output for display via a user interface of a display device. The output includes a visualization of the surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the first style sheet and the second style sheet.