Synchronization of vehicle sensor information

  • US 9,147,219 B2
  • Filed: 03/13/2014
  • Issued: 09/29/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

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 sensor (i) located on or in a vehicle and (ii) configured to sense an environment external to the vehicle, wherein receiving sensor data includes receiving a first plurality of data points indicative of a plurality of respective states of the environment external to the vehicle at a plurality of respective times;

    receiving, at the electronic processing system, first operational data (i) generated by a first unit arranged within the vehicle and (ii) indicative of a first operational parameter of the vehicle, wherein receiving first operational data includes receiving a second plurality of data points indicative of a plurality of respective states of the first operational parameter at a plurality of respective times;

    receiving, at the electronic processing system, external data that (i) was received by the vehicle from a handheld mobile communication device of a pedestrian external to the vehicle via a wireless link and (ii) is indicative of objects sensed by the handheld mobile communication device, wherein receiving external data includes receiving a third plurality of data points indicative of an additional plurality of respective states of the environment external to the vehicle at a plurality of respective times;

    receiving, at the electronic processing system, synchronization data indicating a temporal relationship between the first plurality of data points, the second plurality of data points, and the third plurality of data points;

    storing the received sensor data, the received first operational data, the received external data, and the received synchronization data in the memory;

    generating, via the one or more processors, an animated re-creation of an event involving at least one vehicle using the stored first plurality of data points, the stored second plurality of data points, the stored third plurality of data points, and the stored synchronization data; and

    causing the animated re-creation of the event involving at least one vehicle to be displayed.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×