Creating a virtual model of a vehicle event based on sensor information

  • US 9,477,990 B1
  • Filed: 11/24/2015
  • Issued: 10/25/2016
  • 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, external data that (i) was received by a 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 first plurality of data points indicative of a plurality of respective states of an environment external to the vehicle at a plurality of respective times;

    storing the received external 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; and

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

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