Trailer backup assist system with waypoint selection

  • US 9,926,008 B2
  • Filed: 02/20/2015
  • Issued: 03/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A trailer backup method comprising the steps of:

  • generating an aerial view on a display showing a vehicle attached to a trailer, and a plurality of parking locations positioned to the sides of the vehicle and the trailer, each parking location represented by a box;

    selecting one of the parking locations, wherein the box associated with a selected parking location has an enlarged border so as to be visually distinguishable from the boxes associated with unselected parking locations;

    displaying a trailer-shaped model inside the selected parking location;

    setting a trailer orientation by manipulating the trailer-shaped model;

    determining a backing path for achieving the set trailer orientation at the selected parking location; and

    backing a trailer along the backing path.

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