Automotive lane change aid

  • US 6,882,287 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2002
  • Issued: 04/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle lane change aid system, comprising:

  • a detector operative to detect the presence of another vehicle adjacent a vehicle;

    an indicator for providing an indication that a lane change maneuver of said vehicle may affect the another vehicle;

    a control receiving movement information of said vehicle, said control developing a position history of said vehicle at least as a function of said movement information, said control comparing said detected presence of the another vehicle with said position history and providing said indication when a lane change maneuver may affect the another vehicle; and

    a wireless communication system, wherein said wireless communication system is operable to receive information on road conditions;

    wherein said control develops said position history at least partially in response to said information on road conditions.

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