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1. (WO2018041526) METHOD AND OBSTACLE ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATING AN OBSTACLE DETECTION DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041526    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/069780
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 05 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G08G 1/16
Applicants: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: STAHL, Hans-Ulrich
Title: METHOD AND OBSTACLE ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATING AN OBSTACLE DETECTION DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method and an obstacle assistance device for automatically activating an obstacle detection device of a motor vehicle, having the following steps: detecting whether a visual obstacle is located in front of the motor vehicle in the driving direction; detecting whether the visual obstacle is movable or is moving; detecting whether a blind spot region in front of the motor vehicle in the driving direction can be released by moving the visual obstacle; and automatically activating an obstacle detection device if it has been detected that a visual obstacle is located in front of the motor vehicle in the driving direction, that the visual obstacle is movable or is moving, and that a blind spot region in front of the motor vehicle in the driving direction can be removed by moving the visual obstacle.