Systems and methods for visualizing an accident involving a vehicle

  • US 8,954,226 B1
  • Filed: 10/18/2013
  • Issued: 02/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method in an electronic processing system comprising a memory and one or more processors, the method comprising:

  • receiving, at the electronic processing system, sensor data representing information collected by a first sensor (i) located on or in a first vehicle and (ii) configured to sense an environment external to the first vehicle;

    receiving, at the electronic processing system, operational data indicative of when the first vehicle is driven according to an automated control mode in which an automated driving system controls at least velocity, braking and steering of the first vehicle;

    storing the received sensor data and the received operational data in the memory; and

    generating, via the one or more processors and using (i) the stored sensor data and (ii) the stored operational data, a virtual model of an event involving at least one vehicle, wherein generating the virtual model includes generating a virtual model that includes an indicator of when the first vehicle is driven according to the automated control mode.

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