Vehicular warnings based upon pedestrian or cyclist presence

  • US 10,106,083 B1
  • Filed: 11/10/2017
  • Issued: 10/23/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of providing alerts, the method comprising:

  • receiving sensor data from one or more sensors associated with a vehicle, the sensor data defining an electronic vehicle environment, the electronic vehicle environment indicating a vehicle location of the vehicle within the electronic vehicle environment;

    identifying within the electronic vehicle environment, by one or more processors, an electronic pedestrian or cyclist location associated with a pedestrian or cyclist, the electronic pedestrian or cyclist location determined by a mobile device associated with the pedestrian or cyclist;

    determining, by one or more processors, that the pedestrian or cyclist meets predetermined alert criteria based upon the electronic vehicle location and the electronic pedestrian or cyclist location;

    generating, by one or more processors, an alert indicating a presence of the pedestrian or cyclist within the vicinity of the vehicle; and

    presenting the alert on a display screen.

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