VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.
|VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100145575||Method for Providing a Lanekeeping Assistance Based on Modifying Mechanical Sources of Steering Torques - A method for providing a lanekeeping assistance for a vehicle includes determining road lane characteristics such as a road lane curvature. A vehicle velocity and a vehicle position with respect to a road lane are also determined. A desired steering angle is determined as a function of at least the road lane characteristics. A lanekeeping torque acting on the steering system of the vehicle in order to keep the vehicle on a desired path is determined as a function of at least the desired steering angle. The lanekeeping torque is generated by modifying at least one mechanical steering torque such as a jacking torque, an aligning torque, an inertia torque and a damping torque.||06-10-2010|
|20100114431||Method for Controlling Vehicle Dynamics - A method for controlling vehicle dynamics includes acquiring steering torque data indicative of forces acting on at least one tire of a vehicle and acquiring image data by capturing images of an area outside the vehicle. The friction coefficient between a tire of the vehicle and a road surface is determined as a function of vehicle data including at least the steering torque data. The lateral velocity of the vehicle is determined as a function of vehicle data including the steering torque data and/or the image data. A vehicle dynamics control is performed as a function of the lateral velocity and the friction coefficient.||05-06-2010|
|20100014711||Method for controlling an illumination in a vehicle interior in dependence on a head pose detected with a 3D sensor - A method for controlling an illumination in a vehicle interior includes the steps of collecting, with a 3D sensor, three-dimensional information about a driver and detecting the driver as an object in a three-dimensional space by processing the three-dimensional information about the driver. At least one three-dimensional driver characteristic, such as a head pose, a head position, a body position and a body posture, is determined. An area of attention of the driver is determined by evaluating the at least one three-dimensional driver characteristic. An illumination scheme for the vehicle interior is determined based on the area of attention of the driver such that vision conditions for the driver are improved. A method for detecting driver drowsiness and a method for controlling a visibility of display screen information in the vehicle interior are also provided.||01-21-2010|
|20090271200||Speech recognition assembly for acoustically controlling a function of a motor vehicle - The invention relates to a speech recognition assembly for acoustically controlling a function of a motor vehicle, wherein the speech recognition assembly comprises a microphone disposed in the motor vehicle for inputting a voice command, a data base disposed in the motor vehicle in which respectively at least one meaning is allocated to phonetic representations of voice commands and an on-board-speech-recognition-system disposed in the motor vehicle for determining a meaning of the voice command by use of a meaning of a phonetic representation of a voice command stored in the data base, and wherein the speech recognition assembly further comprises an off-board-speech-recognition-system disposed spatially separated from the motor vehicle for determining a meaning of the voice command.||10-29-2009|
Patent applications by VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.