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1. US20200201330 - Navigating in snow

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United States of America
Application Number 16806616
Application Date 02.03.2020
Publication Number 20200201330
Publication Date 25.06.2020
Grant Number 11378958
Grant Date 05.07.2022
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G05D 1/00
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
G06F 16/29
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
20of structured data, e.g. relational data
29Geographical information databases
G06F 16/23
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
20of structured data, e.g. relational data
23Updating
G01C 21/32
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/-G01C19/104
26specially adapted for navigation in a road network
28with correlation of data from several navigational instruments
30Map- or contour-matching
32Structuring or formatting of map data
G06V 20/56
G06V 20/62
CPC
B60W 30/14
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
14Adaptive; cruise control
G05D 1/0088
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
0088characterized by the autonomous decision making process, e.g. artificial intelligence, predefined behaviours
B60W 30/18
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
18Propelling the vehicle
B62D 15/025
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
15Steering not otherwise provided for
02Steering position indicators ; ; Steering position determination; Steering aids
025Active steering aids, e.g. helping the driver by actively influencing the steering system after environment evaluation
G01C 21/14
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00
10by using measurements of speed or acceleration
12executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning
14by recording the course traversed by the object
G01C 21/165
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00
10by using measurements of speed or acceleration
12executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning
16by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
165combined with non-inertial navigation instruments
Applicants MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Inventors Amnon Shashua
Yoram Gdalyahu
Ofer Springer
Aran Reisman
Daniel Braunstein
Agents Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Title
(EN) Navigating in snow
Abstract
(EN)

Systems and methods navigate a vehicle on a road at least partially covered with snow. In one implementation, a system may include at least one processor programmed to receive from an image capture device, a plurality of images captured of an environment forward of the vehicle, including an area where snow covers a road on which the vehicle travels, analyze at least one of the plurality of images to identify a first free space boundary on a first side of the vehicle and extending forward of the vehicle, a second free space boundary on a passenger side of the vehicle and extending forward of the vehicle, and a forward free space boundary forward of the vehicle and extending between the first free space boundary and the second free space boundary.