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701 - Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

701001000 - VEHICLE CONTROL, GUIDANCE, OPERATION, OR INDICATION

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20110196600VEHICLE OCCUPANT INFORMATION SYSTEM - A vehicle occupant information controller includes a fuel volume determining section, a fuel economy determining section, a first distance determining section, a traveled distance determining section and a second distance determining section. The first distance determining section determines a first obtainable travel distance based on a remaining fuel volume from the fuel volume determining section and a fuel consumption rate from the fuel economy determining section. The traveled distance determining section determines a vehicle traveled distance between two locations. The second distance determining section determines a second obtainable travel distance based on a difference between a previous obtainable travel distance value and an adjusted vehicle traveled distance value, with the adjusted vehicle traveled distance value being equal to a product of the vehicle traveled distance and a distance adjustment factor that is selectively adjusted based on a ratio of the second obtainable travel distance to the first obtainable travel distance.08-11-2011
20100082228SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING A CUMULATIVE FUEL ECONOMIC DRIVING AREA AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a system and a method for displaying an accumulative fuel economic driving area of a vehicle. A system according to an embodiment includes a vehicle information unit that collects vehicle information and a controller that calculates a fuel economic driving area by using the vehicle information, and calculates an accumulative fuel economic driving area by accumulating respective lighting times of respective zones of the fuel economic driving area and calculating respective accumulation ratios of the respective zones. The system provides the driver with information for fuel economic driving.04-01-2010
20120179360METHOD FOR FORECASTING THE EVOLUTION OF THE MAGNITUDE OF A DATA FOR A VEHICLE JOURNEY - The magnitude (Y) of a data associated to a journey of an automotive vehicle is expressed by a function (f) of at least one input parameter (x). This method includes at least the steps of: 07-12-2012
20100076672FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A computer implemented fuel management method and system for monitoring and minimizing a fuel consumption of an aircraft. The fuel management system and method determines, on the basis of model assumptions, a theoretical value relating to the quantity of fuel that is necessary for travelling along at least one sector of a flight route. Furthermore, the fuel management system and method determine a practical value relating to a quantity of fuel that is necessary for travelling along the same sector of the flight route, taking into account actual measured values. Moreover, the system and method compare the theoretical value with the practical value and to provide at least one measure in order to save fuel during a flight when the practical value differs from the theoretical value by a predeterminable amount.03-25-2010
20130041576Systems and Methods for Semi-Autonomous Convoying of Vehicles - The present invention relates to systems and methods for facilitating participants of vehicular convoys to closely follow one another through partial automation. Following closely behind another vehicle has significant fuel savings benefits, but is unsafe when done manually by the driver. On the opposite end of the spectrum, fully autonomous solutions require inordinate amounts of technology, and a level of robustness that is currently not cost effective.02-14-2013
20090157290SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING FUEL-EFFICIENT DRIVING INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES - A system for providing fuel-efficient driving information for a vehicle includes a fuel-efficient driving area calculation unit and a display unit. The fuel-efficient driving area calculation unit calculates a variable fuel-efficient driving area, which is divided into economical, semi-economical, and uneconomical regions, depending on the increase or decrease of the speed of the vehicle, calculates a current fuel efficiency of the vehicle, receives information about the type and condition of a road from a GPS, and adjusts the regions in the fuel-efficient driving area to prompt the driver to increase or decrease the vehicle speed in advance. The display unit displays the fuel-efficient driving area using information calculated by the fuel-efficient driving area calculation unit, and indicates the current fuel efficiency using the regions.06-18-2009
20090157289Navigation Systems and Services - Navigation systems and services are described. The navigation services can include obtaining a route or route segment based on a location of a vehicle and a destination. Based on the route, a current fuel supply of the vehicle, and a number of factors related to fuel consumption, a refueling location can be estimated. A number of locations of fuel stations in proximity to the refueling location can be determined and presented to a user, for example, on a map showing the route.06-18-2009
20120185159FUEL CONSUMPTION DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR CRANE - A fuel consumption display apparatus for a crane includes: standby state determining means for determining whether or not a crane is in a standby state; fuel consumption detecting means for detecting fuel consumption of the crane; standby accumulated fuel consumption calculating means for calculating standby accumulated fuel consumption by accumulating the fuel consumption after the standby state determining means determines the crane to be in the standby state: the standby duration calculating means for calculating standby duration by measuring a time period after the standby state determining means determines the crane to be in the standby state; and a monitor for displaying the standby accumulated fuel consumption and the standby duration. An operator of the crane can therefore recognize how much fuel is wasted, thus facilitating an operation for reducing fuel consumption.07-19-2012
20130046458DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR VEHICLE DRIVING EVALUATION02-21-2013
20100138142Vehicle Range Finder - The present invention includes, among other embodiments, a system embedded in a vehicle including several inputs. The inputs may include one hard coded data, data from sensors on the vehicle, data from external sensors, user coded data, data received from remote databases, data received from broadcast data steams or data that has been accumulated during use of the vehicle. The inputs provide information regarding vehicle speed, motor rpm, motor torque, battery voltage, battery current, and battery charge level, etc. The embedded system also includes a processor unit that receives information from the plurality of inputs and calculates at least an expected vehicle range. The results of any calculations completed by the processing unit is supplied as an output to a display unit, which then displays the information to the user.06-03-2010
20120191334FUEL EFFICIENCY DISPLAY DEVICE, FUEL EFFICIENCY DISPLAY METHOD, AND FUEL EFFICIENCY DISPLAY PROGRAM - A fuel efficiency display device includes a past average fuel efficiency (AFE) calculating unit, a present AFE calculating unit, an AFE comparison unit, and a display unit. The past AFE calculating unit calculates AFE from a start time of use of the fuel efficiency display device to a finish time of a last driving operation as a past AFE. The present AFE calculating unit calculates an AFE at constant time intervals or at constant intervals of running distance as a present AFE since a start time of a present driving operation. The AFE comparison unit makes a comparison between the present AFE and the past AFE. The display unit displays a proportion of a number of times that the present AFE is more efficient than the past AFE to a total number of the comparisons between the present AFE and the past AFE.07-26-2012
20130218447METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RANGE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - In a method for determining the range of a motor vehicle, the temperature of at least one predetermined component of the motor vehicle and/or another parameter which detects the physical or chemical state of the component, and/or a measured outer temperature or outer temperature known from wirelessly transmitted weather data or other environmental parameter at the location of the motor vehicle and/or on a planned driving course are taken into account, and the amount of energy to be consumed in dependence of the at least one parameter, by at least one power consumer for establishing and/or maintaining the operability of the motor vehicle is taken into account for determining the range.08-22-2013
20120239283CONSISTENT RANGE CALCULATION IN HYBRID VEHICLES WITH HYBRID AND PURE BATTERY ELECTRIC PROPULSION - A system and method for determining fuel consumption and travel range of an electric hybrid vehicle, such as an electric hybrid fuel cell vehicle. The method includes converting the output current of a battery to a virtual consumed fuel consumption flow value and then adding the virtual consumed fuel consumption flow value to an actual consumed fuel value to get a total consumed fuel value that is then divided by the travelled distance of the vehicle to get the fuel consumption of the vehicle. The method also includes converting the SOC of the battery to a virtual available fuel value and then adding the virtual available fuel value to an actual available fuel value to get a total available fuel value that is then divided by the fuel consumption to get the travel range of the vehicle.09-20-2012
20090088960Method for Displaying the Consumption of an Operating Material and/or Pollutant Emissions of a Vehicle and Display Device - To assist the driver of a vehicle in driving the vehicle in an improved, environmentally conscious way, a first consumption profile of a first predetermined instantaneous consumption and/or pollutant emissions over a predefined route is displayed on the display device, and at the same time a second consumption profile of an actual instantaneous consumption over a route section of the predefined route that has been traveled along by the vehicle, is displayed on the display device. Furthermore, it is proposed that a first pollutant emission profile of a first predetermined instantaneous amount of pollutant emissions over the predefined route is displayed on the display device and at the same time a second pollutant emission profile of an actual instantaneous amount of pollutant emissions over the route section traveled along by the vehicle, of the predefined route is displayed on the display device.04-02-2009
20120035843NAVIGATION DEVICE, NAVIGATION METHOD, AND NAVIGATION PROGRAM - A navigation device apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes a fuel consumption determination unit that determines a fuel consumption during a travel of a vehicle. Also included is a fuel consumption information storage unit that stores point information identifying a departing point and a destination in the travel of the vehicle and fuel consumption information identifying the fuel consumption during a previous travel A display unit is included that acquires previous fuel consumption information identifying the fuel consumption during the previous travel corresponding to the departing point and the destination during a current travel of the vehicle, and controls the display of the fuel consumption during the previous travel based on the acquired previous fuel consumption information and the fuel consumption during the current travel determined by the fuel consumption determination unit.02-09-2012
20110270515Continuous Driving Mileage Calculation Control System And Calculation Control Method - The invention discloses a continuous driving mileage calculation control system and a calculation control method. The calculation control system comprises an MCU microprocessor, a continuous driving mileage digital display, a vehicle speed signal sampling circuit, an instantaneous fuel consumption signal sampling circuit and a fuel signal sampling circuit. According to the received instantaneous fuel consumption signal and the vehicle speed signal, the MCU microprocessor calculates the average fuel consumption, and then calculates the continuous driving mileage according to the average fuel consumption and the current remaining fuel amount. The digital display is used for displaying the continuous driving mileage. The average fuel consumption refers to the amount of fuel consumption per hundred kilometers between two refilling; and the remaining fuel amount is obtained by deducting the amount of fuel consumption calculated according to the instantaneous fuel consumption signal from the amount of remaining fuel amount measured right after the refilling.11-03-2011
20090281715System For Assisting Fuel-Efficient Driving - Disclosed herein is a system for assisting fuel-efficient driving, which can advise a driver to perform fuel-efficient driving by displaying a current fuel economy corresponding to a current driving state on a graph such that a driver can compare the current driving state with a target driving state for achieving an optimum fuel economy of the vehicle.11-12-2009
20110208415SYSTEM ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT CONNECTED WITH A FLIGHT PLAN - The invention relates to a method and an evaluation system onboard an aircraft connected with a flight plan (08-25-2011
20100145600APPARATUS FOR INFORMING ECONOMICAL SPEED OF VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREOF - Provided is directed to reduce unnecessary fuel consumption due to unnecessary rapid acceleration when a vehicle drives between intersections, and it is an object to allow for economical driving by reducing the fuel cost, and minimize environmental pollution by minimizing the exhaust gas of vehicle, by providing an economical speed for drivers such that vehicles that have passed through an intersection in accordance with the present traffic light economically drives to the next intersection.06-10-2010
20110224894VEHICLE INFORMATION SYSTEM - A vehicle information system operating method performs operations comprising determining an operational period, determining a movement period, determining a modification factor, determining a fuel economy value and determining an adjusted fuel economy value. The determining of the operational period determines the operational period during which a vehicle is running. The determining of the movement period determines the movement period during which the vehicle is in motion. The determining of the modification factor determines the modification factor based on respective durations of the operational period and the movement period. The determining of the fuel economy value determines the fuel economy value associated with the operational period. The determining of the adjusted fuel economy value determines the adjusted fuel economy value based on the fuel economy value and the modification factor.09-15-2011
20120143484FUEL EFFICIENCY RANKING METHOD FOR VEHICLE DRIVER AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - Disclosed is a technique for ranking a driver's fuel efficiency among other drivers based on various variables associated with the environment in which the vehicle is being driven. More particularly, the present invention, selects, as a category, one or more factors affecting fuel efficiency, and, as one or more, variables another one or more. Vehicle data is then collected by a communications device which is associated with a particular trip. Next an average of the fuel efficiencies and an average of the variables for the trip are calculated accordingly the selected one more categories. The fuel efficiency of the trip corresponding to a same category for every coordinate point of the variable is then statistically processed to calculate the average of the fuel efficiency and the standard deviation of the fuel efficiency and regularized (processed as a GAP calculation) to determine the ranking of a vehicle driver.06-07-2012
20090204317SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED TRAIN HANDLING AND FUEL CONSUMPTION - A system for improving fuel efficiency of a railroad train located on a railroad train having a locomotive consist including one or more railroad locomotives, said system including a position-determining device, a track profile database including terrain and contour data about a railroad track, and a processor including an algorithm to calculate a load of said train and a feed forward algorithm to determine an acceleration rate and/or a deceleration rate of said train based on said calculated load and forth coming terrain and contour of a railroad track, wherein said change in condition of the track is determined on-board the locomotive consist and the locomotive consist power setting is adjusted to optimize locomotive consist fuel consumption based on the calculated load of the train as the train is proximate to the change in track condition.08-13-2009
20120197517FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVER, FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - Provided are a server, a system and a method by which a utility value of information relating to fuel efficiency of a vehicle can be improved. A fuel efficiency information management server (08-02-2012
20120173132VEHICLE EMISSION MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a vehicle emission monitoring device and a method thereof. The method of the present invention comprises steps: obtaining an OBS instantaneous fuel consumption and a carbon dioxide emission from an on-board emission measurement system (OBS); working out an OBS fuel consumption-carbon dioxide emission relationship with a statistical method or a regression method; obtaining an OBD instantaneous fuel consumption from an on-board diagnostic (OBD) system; establishing an OBS-OBD fuel consumption relationship; and converting the OBD instantaneous fuel consumption into an carbon dioxide emission according to the OBS-OBD fuel consumption relationship and the OBS fuel consumption-carbon dioxide emission relationship.07-05-2012
20110112749FUEL-SAVING DRIVING DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS, IN-VEHICLE SYSTEM, DRIVE CONTROL APPARATUS, AND FUEL-SAVING DRIVING DIAGNOSIS PROGRAM - A fuel-saving driving diagnosis apparatus detects that a vehicle stopped, counts the number of stops, and determines whether the vehicle raced after detection that the vehicle stopped. After that, in the case where it is determined that the stopped vehicle raced, the fuel-saving driving diagnosis apparatus calculates the number of times of stop followed by racing done by the vehicle. The fuel-saving driving diagnosis apparatus diagnoses fuel-saving driving of a driver based on the counted number of stops and the counted number of times of stop followed by racing.05-12-2011
20100235076ESTIMATION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION FROM GPS TRAILS - A method of using locational information for vehicles to determine the cost of traveling on transportation segments is disclosed. The transportation segment costs calculated may be used for many purposes such as providing the lowest cost travel path between two locations at a given time or in general. The cost also may be used to assign tolls and congestion pricing. In addition, the data may be used to determine when a certain vehicle has become less efficient and may require maintenance.09-16-2010
20130218446METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MEASURING VEHICLE CARBON FOOTPRINT - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for determining carbon emissions of one or more vehicles. For instance, in one example embodiment, an apparatus may calculate miles traveled by the vehicles along a predefined route and may calculate a fuel usage of the vehicles for traveling along the route to obtain one or more fuel values. The apparatus may also analyze data indicating the miles traveled and the fuel values to determine fuel efficiency values corresponding to the vehicles traveling the route. The apparatus may also determine an estimate of an amount of carbon emissions for each of the vehicles based in part on applying at least one carbon emission value to respective fuel values associated with corresponding determined fuel efficiency values.08-22-2013
20080270016Navigation System for a Vehicle - A navigation system and method provides travel routes for a vehicle The method includes receiving an origin (10-30-2008
20090070027METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING DRIVER EFFICIENCY IN A VEHICLE - A method for determining driver efficiency in a vehicle includes the steps of measuring a vehicle parameter, and calculating the driver efficiency based, at least in part, on the vehicle parameter. The vehicle parameter is influenced, at least in part, by an action taken by a driver.03-12-2009
20130144519VEHICLE - A vehicle includes a fuel tank, a fuel amount detecting device and a control device. The fuel amount detecting device is configured to detect an amount of fuel inside the fuel tank. The control device is configured to calculate an estimated refueling amount that diminishes fuel inside the fuel tank from degrading based on a usage history of the vehicle. The control device is further configured such that the control device stops refueling based on an amount of fuel detected by the fuel amount detecting device and the estimated refueling amount.06-06-2013
20120245837SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING AN INSTANTANEOUS FUEL ECONOMY FOR A VEHICLE - A system for calculating an instantaneous fuel economy for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The system includes, but is not limited to, a speed sensor that is configured to determine a current speed of the vehicle, an acceleration sensor that is configured to determine a current acceleration of the vehicle, a fuel sensor that is configured to determine a current fuel consumption rate of an internal combustion engine of the vehicle, a display unit, and a processor. The processor is communicatively coupled with the speed sensor, the acceleration sensor, and the fuel sensor, and is operatively coupled with the display unit. The processor is configured to determine the instantaneous fuel economy of the vehicle based on information obtained from the speed sensor, the acceleration sensor, and the fuel sensor. The processor is further configured to instruct the display unit to display the instantaneous fuel economy.09-27-2012
20090048770FUEL CONSUMPTION ESTIMATING UNIT OF VEHICLE - Parameters which change depending on driving method of a vehicle driver are inputted to a fuel consumption estimation model. This fuel consumption estimation model estimates fuel consumption of a vehicle based on the parameter. The fuel consumption of a vehicle estimated by the fuel consumption estimation model is outputted to an output portion.02-19-2009
20100057335METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EVALUATING THE DRIVING STYLE OF A DRIVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF FUEL - The disclosure describes a method and a system for evaluating the driving style of a driver in a motor vehicle with respect to the use of fuel. A disclosed method includes: determining a first value which is characteristic of the current speed of the vehicle; calculation of a second value by low-pass filtering said first value; and evaluating of the driving style with respect to the use of fuel by evaluating the difference between said first value and said second value.03-04-2010
20100063717METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING FUEL STATUS OF VEHICLES - A method for monitoring fuel status of a vehicle having a fuel tank includes the steps of determining an amount of fuel in the fuel tank, obtaining a geographic location of the vehicle, calculating a fuel threshold based at least in part on the geographic location, and providing a low fuel indication if the amount of fuel is less than the fuel threshold.03-11-2010
20110251782Method for Forecasting Vehicle Fuel Economy - A method for determining and comparing vehicle fuel economy for several different preselected vehicles. The method includes selecting a plurality of vehicles to compare. The user inputs a driving route and a driving style through a user interface into the system. The system utilizes predetermined vehicle fuel economy information along with the driving route and driving style to calculate fuel economy values for each of the selected vehicle models. The system then displays the fuel economy values for each of the selected vehicles to provide a comparison between the selected vehicles over the predetermined driving route using the selected driving style.10-13-2011
20120303254SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING VEHICLE ECONOMY BASED ON DRIVING LEVELS - A system and method for determining the driving conditions during a particular trip/period of interest and then comparing the vehicle economy information of a particular user to other drivers who were driving in similar situations. In one embodiment, a driving level is determined based upon the speed during the trip/period of interest and the number of stops during the trip/period of interest. The speed/stop information can be used to identify the driving level or driving circumstances during the trip/period of interest. This information more accurately reflects the driver's skill in driving economically when compared to only using basic miles per gallon (mpg) information since mpg information does not account for one driver who drives in stop-and-go traffic and another driver who drives on uncongested freeways.11-29-2012
20110060517Car navigation system - A car navigation system solves the problem that the emission test cycle fuel consumption rate indicates the energy consumption per unit distance covered following a prescribed emission test cycle procedure, and therefore, cannot produce a highly accurate prediction value reflecting the landform and the traffics along a route. So, the test cycle characteristic values independent of the vehicle model for vehicle energy consumption in a specified running condition are calculated, and the vehicle energy consumption parameter of the engine or the motor is estimated from the basic vehicle specifications such as the vehicle weight, the power supply type, the emission test cycle fuel consumption rate, the test cycle characteristic values in the emission test cycle and the vehicle characteristics. Using the basic vehicle specifications and the energy consumption parameter, the energy consumption is predicted taking the landform and traffics into consideration.03-10-2011
20110160992Method and System for Extending an Operating Range of a Motor Vehicle - A method and system are described for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having a first mode of operation and an economy mode of operation. A vehicle range may be estimated based on a vehicle fuel level and the first mode of operation. A distance to a fuel location may also be estimated. The economy mode of vehicle operation may be automatically entered a predetermined period of time after the estimated vehicle range based on the vehicle fuel level and the first operating mode decreases to within a predetermined threshold of the estimated distance to a fuel location.06-30-2011
20110160991Method and System for Extending an Operating Range of a Motor Vehicle - A method and system are described for extending an operating range of a motor vehicle, the vehicle having an economy mode of operation. When the vehicle fuel level decreases below a first threshold, an indication is provided to a vehicle user that the vehicle will enter the economy mode of vehicle operation. The economy mode of vehicle operation is automatically entered a predetermined period of time after providing the indication to the vehicle user. The economy mode of vehicle operation is exited in response to a user command to exit the economy mode of vehicle operation.06-30-2011
20110160990Devices And Methods For Determining Fuel Consumption And Searching Vehicle Routes - A route searching device according to an embodiment of the invention includes an estimated fuel consumption amount computing unit that computes an estimated fuel consumption amount of each interval constituting plural routes from a departure point to a destination and an optimum route selecting unit that selects a route in which a total of the estimated fuel consumption amount from the departure point to the destination is minimized. The estimated fuel consumption amount may be obtained by adding a cruise fuel consumption amount, a gradient fuel consumption amount, and a vehicle-speed fluctuation fuel consumption amount. In a further aspect, an average fuel consumption value for each speed range of an interval may be determined based on limited fuel consumption data, and fuel consumption values may be updated using measured probe data.06-30-2011
20120203449FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVER, FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND FUEL EFFICIENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - Provided are a server, a system and a method by which a utility value of information relating to fuel efficiency of a vehicle can be improved. A fuel efficiency information management server (08-09-2012
20090118999METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO TRANSMIT POWER TO A DRIVELINE - A method for operating an engine includes defining a two-dimensional search region based upon an input power transmittable between the internal combustion engine and an electromechanical transmission. The method further includes iteratively dividing the two-dimensional search region into a plurality of subregions based upon one of the input power and the input speed, iteratively determining an engine operating point within each of the subregions, iteratively calculating an operating cost to operate the internal combustion engine and the electromechanical transmission to meet the operator torque request for each engine operating point within each of the subregions, and iteratively identifying the subregion having a minimum operating cost to meet the operator torque request. A preferred engine operating point is determined based upon the engine operating point within the identified subregion having the minimum operating cost to meet the operator torque request.05-07-2009
20130197791AIRCRAFT FUEL OPTIMIZATION FOR MULTI-STOP ROUTES - Computer-implemented systems, methods, and computer-readable media for reducing operational costs relating to fuel burn of aircraft include receiving trip data specifying an origin, an intermediate destination, and a final destination from a client device; receiving operational data from one or more computing device; performing optimization logic to determine an optimized route having a minimized fuel cost, the optimized route specifying how much fuel to purchase at each of an origin airport, an intermediate destination airport, and a final destination airport; and transmitting the optimized route to the client device.08-01-2013
20080255755INTELLIGENT FUEL OIL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An intelligent fuel oil monitoring system includes a fuel level detector coupled to a fuel tank of a motor vehicle to detect the amount of the fuel oil in the fuel tank, a microcontroller coupled to the fuel level detector to receive traveling data of the motor vehicle and to establish an average speed-fuel consumption relationship curve and fuel consumption and travel distance relationship curves at different speeds and to calculate the distance the motor vehicle can travel based on the amount of the fuel oil detected by the fuel level detector subject to the fuel consumption and travel distance relationship curve, and a display unit coupled to the microcontroller and controlled by the microcontroller to display data.10-16-2008
20110054769CONTROL MODULE FOR A VEHICLE - A control module for a vehicle for increasing fuel efficiency can include a controller configured to receive at least one input signal containing at least one vehicle operating parameter and to generate at least one output signal based upon the vehicle operating parameters. The output signal is configured to modify at least one of the operating characteristics of the vehicle.03-03-2011
20110054768SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING VEHICLE FUEL EFFICIENCY - A method for optimizing the fuel efficiency of a motor vehicle includes electronically receiving data on an ambient environment of a motor vehicle. The data is electronically compared to a current operational status of the vehicle. The current operational status is automatically adjusted based on the comparing to optimize the fuel efficiency of the motor vehicle.03-03-2011
20110257875Process and System for Determining Fuel Consumption of a Motor Vehicle - A process and system are provided for determining fuel consumption of a motor vehicle. A first mean fuel consumption, which cannot be reset under a user's influence, is determined. A second mean fuel consumption, which can be reset under a user's influence, is determined as a function of several measured values. A third mean fuel consumption is determined as follows: (a) at the beginning of a predefined time period, which starts with a resetting of the second mean fuel consumption, the third mean fuel consumption is set to be equal to the first mean fuel consumption; (b) between the beginning and the end of the predefined time period, the third mean fuel consumption is set to be a weighted mean of the first mean fuel consumption and the second mean fuel consumption; and, (c) starting at an end of the predefined time period, the third mean fuel consumption is set to be equal to the second mean fuel consumption. A signal indicative of the third mean fuel consumption is provided.10-20-2011
20090204316SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A VEHICLE REFUELING STRATEGY - A method for generating a fueling strategy that generally minimizes fueling costs for a specified route to be travelled by a vehicle during a multi-day time period may include, based on current and forecasted fuel prices for the multi-day time period, (i) selecting at least one day during the multi-day time period on which to purchase fuel, (ii) selecting at least one fueling station along the route at which to purchase fuel for each selected day, and (iii) determining an amount of fuel to purchase at each selected fueling station.08-13-2009
20100030458Haptic Apparatus and Coaching Method for Improving Vehicle Fuel Economy - An apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic actuator operatively associated with a pedal assembly of the vehicle, a human-machine interface (HMI) for enabling the driver to select between a plurality of fuel savings settings, and a controller coupled to a data interface in the vehicle and the HMI interface for causing the haptic actuator to provide feedback to the driver when an aspect of vehicle operation crosses at least one of a plurality of speed and acceleration thresholds responsive to the HMI setting. Additionally, a coaching method provides haptic-based feedback that will not interfere with the operation of the vehicle. This method of closed-loop feedback provides a timely signal to the driver in a way that will encourage a change in driver style over time, such as backing off the accelerator pedal to accelerate at a lower rate and braking earlier with less intensity. As not all driver preferences are the same under all conditions, the HMI selector will help coach the driver by providing feedback that best fits their driving preference at the particular time.02-04-2010
20080262712METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR POWERTRAIN OPTIMIZATION AND IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY - The technology described herein provides methods and systems for powertrain optimization and improved fuel economy including multiple displacement engine modeling and control optimization, automotive powertrain matching for fuel economy, cycle-based automotive shift and lock-up scheduling for fuel economy, and engine performance requirements based on vehicle attributes and drive cycle characteristics. Also provided is a reverse tractive road load demand simulation algorithm used to propagate a reverse tractive road load demand and a corresponding component torque and speed, derived from a vehicle speed trace, in a reverse direction through a powertrain system. Also provided is a dynamic optimization algorithm. The dynamic programming algorithm is applied to a matrix of fuel flow rates to find the optimal control path that maximizes the powertrain efficiency over a cycle.10-23-2008
20120041670METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING VEHICLE TOLLS AS A FUNCTION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION - A system for assessing a toll on a vehicle traveling past a toll station in which a tag mounted on the vehicle transmits an output signal having data representative of the fuel consumption of the vehicle and the identity of an account associated with the tag. A receiver at the toll station receives the output signal from the tag and provides the received data to a processor. The processor then calculates a toll which varies as a function of the data and thus of the fuel consumption of the vehicle and then assesses that toll to the account.02-16-2012
20120004839DRIVING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - A driving assistance apparatus mounted to a vehicle is provided. The driving assistance apparatus includes: an information acquisition component configured to acquire information on at least one of a route condition in a predetermined region of a future travel path of the vehicle, a present vehicle condition, and a past operation condition; a prediction component configured to predict, based on the information acquired by the information acquisition component, whether fuel efficiency of the vehicle is degraded in the future travel path; and a notification component configured to notify an operation for improvement of the fuel efficiency of the vehicle to an occupant of the vehicle in advance in cases where the fuel efficiency of the vehicle is predicted to be degraded in the future travel path.01-05-2012
20120004838SYSTEM FOR CALCULATING FUEL AMOUNT OF TRAVELLING ROUTE AND METHOD THEREOF - The invention provides a system for calculating a fuel amount of a travel route that may estimate and calculate a fuel consumption amount by road sections according to a traffic situation, and a method thereof.01-05-2012
20110166773METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EVALUATING VEHICLE'S FUEL CONSUMPTION EFFICIENCY - A method is provided for evaluating fuel consumption efficiency of a vehicle driven by a driver. The method comprises the steps of: a) collecting data associated with said driver's driving performance from a plurality of sensors comprised in the vehicle; b) identifying a plurality of driving events based on the collected data; c) estimating the driver's performance in at least one driving event from among the identified plurality of driving events, wherein that at least one event if poorly performed is associated with increased fuel consumption; and d) based on the estimated driver's performance of the at least one driving event, evaluating a fuel consumption efficiency of the vehicle driven by that driver.07-07-2011
20120016575System and Method for Providing Fuel Information for Aircraft - A system and method for determining an expected fuel usage for a flight segment. The system and method including receiving current parameters for a departing airport and an arriving airport for a flight segment of an aircraft, comparing the current parameters to a compilation of historical parameters to determine the historical parameters that correlate to the current parameters, determining an off-to-on time for the flight segment based on the historical parameters and determining an expected fuel usage for the flight segment based on the off-to-on time.01-19-2012
20120022775VEHICULAR FUEL CONSUMPTION NOTIFICATION APPARATUS AND IN-VEHICLE SYSTEM - An actual fuel consumption rate and a tentative fuel consumption rate are repeatedly acquired from an air-conditioning apparatus. The tentative fuel consumption rate is a fuel consumption amount per unit time to generate a power consumed under a post-offset preset temperature being different from a present temperature by an offset temperature. Based on the acquired actual fuel consumption rate and the acquired tentative fuel consumption rate, an actual fuel consumption accumulation amount and a tentative fuel consumption accumulation amount are calculated in the same record period and are recorded as a data set in a travel history database. Then, several data sets recorded over the several record periods are read out from the travel history database. The total of the actual fuel consumption accumulation amounts and the total of the tentative fuel consumption accumulation amounts over the read several data sets are notified.01-26-2012
20120065874METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSING DRIVING OPERATION - An apparatus is provided for providing users diagnosis on driving operations in the same manner as diagnosing vehicle failures and for presenting evaluation with supporting data so that users may recognize their driving operations. The apparatus reads out driving data for a plurality of driving cycles from an electronic control unit on board the vehicle. The electronic control unit includes a memory for storing driving data representing fuel efficiency condition of the vehicle in accordance with driving operation by a user in each driving cycle of the vehicle. Charts are produced representing fuel efficiency condition for each driving operation by the user for each driving cycle, based on the read out driving data. The charts are output as comparison results for each one of the driving cycles.03-15-2012
20110093187System And Method For Displaying Vehicle Efficiency - A system and method for determining and displaying an overall efficiency value of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric machine that operates to provide torque to propel the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle may have an electric power source that provides electric power to the electric machine. A controller may determine and transmit the overall efficiency value so that the information display displays the number of efficiency indicators. Also, the number of efficiency indicators displayed may be based on the overall efficiency value.04-21-2011
20120072098Managing Fuel in Aircraft - A method and apparatus for managing aircraft. Data about components for the aircraft is identified. Fuel efficiency of the aircraft is identified using the data about the components for the aircraft and a model of the aircraft. The model of the aircraft identifies fuel use. The aircraft is managed using the fuel efficiency identified for the aircraft.03-22-2012
20120221234SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VEHICLE FUEL QUANTITY MANAGEMENT - Systems and methods of vehicle fuel quantity management are provided to assist in determining an optimal quantity of fuel to carry on-board a vehicle. Certain routes are sufficiently short so to not require a completely filled fuel tank to traverse. Additionally, most routes have an abundance of vehicle fueling stations that provide ample refueling opportunities, thus permitting an operator to carry less fuel than might be required to complete a route. Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure balance initial fuel loading and fuel stops to optimize the amount of freight weight that can be carried for a given route. The benefit is increased freight efficiency in transporting cargo from source to destination while maintaining drivability.08-30-2012
20120316767MOTOR-VEHICLE DRIVING STYLE ESTIMATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A motor-vehicle driving style estimating system (12-13-2012
20100332113SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ROUTE GUIDANCE TO A REQUESTING VEHICLE - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a recommended route, based, in part, on fuel consumption, to a requesting vehicle using data collected from other vehicles. The system includes, but is not limited, to a communication system that is configured to receive vehicle data from a plurality of vehicles. A data storage system is in communication with the communication system and is configured to store the vehicle data as compiled vehicle data. A processor is in communication with the data storage system and the communication system. The processor is configured to utilize the compiled vehicle data to calculate a recommended route that is based, in part, on fuel consumption. The communication system is further configured to transmit the recommended route to the requesting vehicle.12-30-2010
20100299054METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A FUNCTION OF DRIVING CONDITIONS - A method of managing operation of a motor vehicle as a function of driving conditions of the vehicle during a journey towards a programmed destination includes: determining driving parameters relative to the journey to be taken; determining a position of the vehicle in the journey; and calculating a drive energy management law (EML) as a function of the position of the vehicle in the journey and of the driving parameters. The calculating the energy management law additionally dynamically calculates a vehicle propulsion mode from various propulsion modes available during the journey, the dynamic calculation including a calculation of a route along the journey as a function of the driving parameters.11-25-2010
20120179359Methods and Apparatus for Navigation Including Vehicle Recharging - A computer-implemented method includes determining the reachability of one or more known refueling points along a route-to-be-traveled. The method also includes selecting one or more recommended refueling points, based at least in part on the determined reachability of the one or more known refueling points. The method further includes outputting at least a portion of the route-to-be-traveled including at least one recommended refueling point and providing an option to route a vehicle to the recommended refueling point. The method additionally includes, responsive to a selection of an option to route the vehicle to the recommended refueling point, providing a route from a present destination to the recommended refueling point, wherein, when the recommended refueling point has been reached, the route reverts to the route-to-be-traveled.07-12-2012
20120226435Dynamic Route Guidance - A vehicle route guidance system is provided that may be dynamically determine one or more possible destinations within a predetermined distance of a current location of a vehicle having the vehicle route guidance system. The vehicle route guidance system may determine respective routes to the one or more possible destinations and may access price information with respect to the one or more possible destinations. For each of the one or more possible destinations, the vehicle route guidance system may estimate a cost of fuel to be consumed by the vehicle to reach respective ones of the one or more possible destination based on received traffic information, a respective route, and vehicle fuel consumption information. The vehicle route guidance system may provide information for guiding the vehicle to one of the one or more possible destinations having a lowest total overall cost.09-06-2012
20120232778DISPLAY UNIT - The present invention relates to a display unit for a vehicle, wherein the display unit is configured for displaying a colour information in dependence of a driving state information of the vehicle, wherein the driving state information is referring to the current fuel consumption of the vehicle, wherein the colour information comprises a coloured symbol. The present invention further relates to a vehicle comprising such a display unit.09-13-2012
20120232777ELECTRONIC MONITORING SYSTEM ENABLING THE CALCULATION OF ACTUAL FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS FOR A MOVING, STOPPED OR OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT, WITH OR WITHOUT FUEL THEFT EXCLUSION - The invention relates to an electronic monitoring system enabling real fuel consumption and CO09-13-2012
20120265429SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MONITORING FUEL CONSUMPTION IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL-CONTROL UNIT - A system for determining a fuel consumption of a transportable environmental-control unit. The system includes a sensor and a controller. The sensor is configured to sense an amount of fuel in a tank. The controller is configured to receive an indication of the amount of fuel in the tank from the sensor, monitor and filter the indication of the amount of fuel received from the sensor for a first period of time, monitor and filter the indication of the amount of fuel received from the sensor for a second period of time, and determine a quantity of fuel used between an end of the first period of time and an end of the second period of time.10-18-2012
20120277987DRIVING RECORDER - A driving recorder of the present invention is provided with: a data collecting portion that collects driving condition data of a vehicle; a storage portion that stores the driving condition data in a non-volatile manner; a communications portion that performs mutual communications with a mobile telephone terminal, using a cable or wirelessly; and a control portion that comprehensively controls these portions each provided as a functional part, wherein the control portion controls the communications portion to thereby permit the communications portion to transmit and receive the driving condition data to and from the mobile telephone terminal.11-01-2012
20110276261CRANE OPERATION EVALUATION DEVICE - A crane operation evaluation device for evaluating an operation status of an operator of a crane performing a crane work by using drive power of an engine. The crane operation evaluation device includes: a display device provided at a position of the crane that is visible to the operator and serving to display predetermined data; a detector for detecting a state of a given part of the crane; and a data control unit that, after a stopping operation of the engine, derives a first fuel consumption index for analyzing a fuel consumption efficiency of the crane work performed between the most recent start of the engine and the stop of the engine by the stopping operation and a first work index for analyzing content of such crane work, on the basis of detection data of the detector, and causes the display device to display the derived first fuel consumption index and first work index.11-10-2011
20110276260AUTOMOBILE FUEL PERFORMANCE CALCULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A vehicle mileage calculation device includes a travel distance calculation unit for calculating a travel distance of a vehicle, an actual fuel consumption amount calculation unit for calculating an actual amount of fuel consumed in an engine, a mileage calculation unit for calculating a mileage based on the travel distance and the actual fuel consumption amount, a stored energy change amount calculation unit for calculating a change amount of stored energy including one of kinetic energy, potential energy and electric energy, and a consumed energy amount calculation unit for calculating an amount of energy consumed when storing the stored energy.11-10-2011
20130013183METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE REFUELING - Methods and systems are provided for facilitating refueling operations in vehicles operating with multiple fuels. A vehicle operator may be assisted in refueling the multiple fuel tanks of the vehicle by being provided one or more refueling profiles that take into account the vehicle's future trip plans, the predicted environmental conditions along a planned route, and the operator's preferences.01-10-2013
20130018573EVALUATION INDICATION SYSTEM, EVALUATION INDICATION METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUMAANM MIURA; NaokiAACI ToyokahaAACO JPAAGP MIURA; Naoki Toyokaha JPAANM NONOMURA; JunichiAACI OkazakiAACO JPAAGP NONOMURA; Junichi Okazaki JPAANM YAMAKAWA; JunkiAACI OkazakiAACO JPAAGP YAMAKAWA; Junki Okazaki JPAANM MIZUNO; HiroyukiAACI KariyaAACO JPAAGP MIZUNO; Hiroyuki Kariya JP - Evaluation indication systems, methods, and programs display a current position of a vehicle and a map around the current position on a display unit, acquire current evaluations that indicate evaluations of fuel consumption in current travel of the vehicle by unit sections, and acquire previous evaluations that indicate evaluations of fuel consumption of the vehicle in a past prior to the current travel by unit sections. The systems, methods, and programs indicate the current evaluations and the previous evaluations together by unit sections on the map.01-17-2013
20130173147SECTION SETTING METHOD, MILEAGE INFORMATION GENERATION DEVICE, AND OPERATION ASSIST DEVICE - A section setting method calculates information relating to an attainable actual fuel efficiency under a vehicle operation performed in consideration of fuel efficiency. To that end, the section setting method collects fuel-efficiency information that is information relating to the fuel efficiency required for a movement from a start point to a destination point of the vehicle, which is obtained under a plurality of kinds of vehicle operations, along with positional information of the vehicle at each time. The section setting method compares change pattern parts of the collected fuel-efficiency information with each other, thereby sequentially connecting the change pattern parts of the fuel-efficiency information from the start point to the destination point. The section setting method sets, as a section used to calculate the actual fuel efficiency, a section obtained by sectioning at points corresponding to the connection points of the change pattern parts connected.07-04-2013
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20130090842Energy Resource Geographical Overlay - A resource usage graphical overlay for a navigation system is disclosed. For each such resource, a resource exhaustion distance is computed, based on the consumption or lapse rate of the resource, and the vehicle speed. This resource exhaustion distance is scaled for the interactive map display and rendered as a service area on the interactive map so a user can determine what destinations are reachable before resources are completely depleted.04-11-2013
20130179062TRAVEL DISTANCE ESTIMATING APPARATUS, TRAVEL DISTANCE ESTIMATING METHOD, TRAVEL DISTANCE ESTIMATING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A travel distance estimating apparatus (07-11-2013
20130179061SMART ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING AND GRID INTEGRATION APPARATUS AND METHODS - An expert system manages a power grid wherein charging stations are connected to the power grid, with electric vehicles connected to the charging stations, whereby the expert system selectively backfills power from connected electric vehicles to the power grid through a grid tie inverter (if present) within the charging stations. In more traditional usage, the expert system allows for electric vehicle charging, coupled with user preferences as to charge time, charge cost, and charging station capabilities, without exceeding the power grid capacity at any point. A robust yet accurate state of charge (SOC) calculation method is also presented, whereby initially an open circuit voltage (OCV) based on sampled battery voltages and currents is calculated, and then the SOC is obtained based on a mapping between a previously measured reference OCV (ROCV) and SOC. The OCV-SOC calculation method accommodates likely any battery type with any current profile.07-11-2013
20130124078EVALUATION INDICATION SYSTEM, EVALUATION INDICATION METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An evaluation indication systems, methods, and programs display a current location of a vehicle and a map around the current location on a display unit, acquire, as a current efficiency evaluation, a result of comparison between a driving efficiency of a unit section in current travel of the vehicle and a target, and acquire, as a previous efficiency evaluation, a result of comparison between a driving efficiency of the unit section in previous travel previous to the current travel and a target. The systems, methods and programs indicate the current efficiency evaluation and previous efficiency evaluation together on the map and, when the current efficiency evaluation is improved as compared with the previous efficiency evaluation, correct the target to a higher target.05-16-2013
20130124077METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING ECO-DRIVING INFORMATION - Disclosed is a device and method of providing a driver with eco-driving information. More specifically, the disclosed method and device induces a driver to operate a vehicle in an eco-friendly manner by computing for and displaying to the driver a fuel efficiency oriented vehicle speed that maximizes the vehicle's driving distance based on the vehicle's current weight and electrical load.05-16-2013
20120283940VEHICLE FUEL COST-PER-TIME DISPLAY - Vehicle operating conditions are computed and the instant variable cost of operation is displayed, enabling operators to learn to operate the vehicle in ways that maximize value, minimize fuel consumption, and reduce or avoid operations that are excessively costly or wasteful. The display quantity is termed “Dynamic Fuel Cost” or DFC, usually measured and displayed in currency (such as Dollars or Euros) per hour. Once every second or so, up to six modes of vehicle operation are detected, including steady speed, acceleration, deceleration by coasting (reduced power or parasitic drag), regenerative braking (in vehicles so equipped such as hybrids), friction braking, and zero speed idling. Then DFC is computed and displayed to the operator. Operators can choose to operate the vehicle in ways that maximize the value of their time and minimize fuel consumption and resulting emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.11-08-2012
20120283939HAPTIC SEAT FOR FUEL ECONOMY FEEDBACK - A process of providing driver fuel economy feedback is disclosed in which vehicle sensors provide for haptic feedback on fuel usage. Such sensors may include one or more of a speed sensors, global position satellite units, vehicle pitch/roll angle sensors, suspension displacement sensors, longitudinal accelerometer sensors, throttle position in sensors, steering angle sensors, break pressure sensors, and lateral accelerometer sensors. Sensors used singlely or collectively can provide enhanced feedback as to various environmental conditions and operating conditions such that a more accurate assessment of fuel economy information can be provided to the driver.11-08-2012
20130158848FUEL SELECTION METHOD AND RELATED SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE ASSET - Embodiments of methods and systems related to operating a mobile asset over a fixed route are provided. In one example, an engine system is provided. The example engine system includes a fuel controller configured to adjust a first amount of at least one of a first fuel of a plurality of fuels delivered to an engine and a second amount of a second fuel of the plurality of fuels responsive to at least one of fuel market information for the plurality of fuels or route information about a fixed route along which a mobile asset powered by the engine is operable to travel.06-20-2013
20130158849EVALUATION INDICATION SYSTEM, EVALUATION INDICATION METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Evaluation indication systems, methods, and programs display a current location of a host vehicle together with a map around the current location on a display unit. The systems, methods, and programs acquire a current evaluation that is an evaluation of a fuel efficiency level in a unit section of current travel of the host vehicle and a previous evaluation that is an evaluation of the fuel efficiency level in the unit section of previous travel previous to the current travel. The systems, methods, and programs acquire an achievement difficulty level of a target value of the fuel efficiency level, set on the basis of results of the fuel efficiency levels when a plurality of vehicles have travelled the unit section, and indicate the achievement difficulty level together with the current evaluation and the previous evaluation on the map.06-20-2013
20130158850EVALUATION DISPLAY SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Evaluation display systems, methods, and programs display a current position of a vehicle on a map around on a display unit. The systems, methods, and programs acquire a current evaluation indicating a fuel efficiency evaluation of each unit interval in a current travel of the vehicle, and acquire a past evaluation indicating a fuel efficiency evaluation of the each unit interval in a past travel that is earlier than the current travel. The systems, methods, and programs display the current evaluation and the past evaluation of each unit interval on the map and, if a distance between the current position of the vehicle and a display position of at least one past evaluation on the map becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined distance, erases the at least one past evaluation from the map.06-20-2013
20110313647Power management systems and designs - Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for managing the power consumption of an automotive vehicle, and thereby for optimizing the power consumption of the vehicle. The devices and systems for managing the power consumption of the vehicle typically include power management logic that can calculate an applied power for the vehicle engine based on information provided from the external environment of the vehicle, the operational status of the vehicle, one or more command inputs from a driver, and one or more operational parameters of the vehicle.12-22-2011
20110313646Fuel and Vehicle Monitoring Methods and Systems - The invention, in one aspect, features a fuel and vehicle monitoring method. The method includes receiving, via a first processor, a first odometer value and a first fuel acquisition value for a vehicle at a first instance. The method also includes determining, with a second processor, whether the first odometer value satisfies a predetermined criterion. The method also includes forecasting a first future fuel economy value for the vehicle based on the first odometer value and the first fuel acquisition value and a plurality of previously received odometer values and fuel acquisition values if the predetermined criterion is satisfied, or the plurality of previously received odometer values and fuel acquisition values if the predetermined criterion is not satisfied.12-22-2011
20120029803FUEL-CONSUMPTION PROJECTING APPARATUS, FUEL-CONSUMPTION PROJECTING METHOD, FUEL-CONSUMPTION PROJECTING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A fuel-consumption projecting apparatus estimates fuel consumption by a vehicle for a given interval. A projecting unit uses a first equation to project the fuel consumption before the vehicle begins travel along the given interval. An estimating unit uses a second equation that sets acceleration during travel as a variable, to estimate fuel consumption occurring during travel. A correcting unit corrects the first equation, based on the fuel consumption projected by the projecting unit and the fuel consumption estimated by the estimating unit.02-02-2012
20120078496Driver Assistance System for Driver Assistance for Consumption Controlled Driving - A driver assistance system for driver assistance for consumption controlled driving combines tactile and visual feedback functions, especially in the form of a drive configuration, a display concept and/or a deceleration assistant, wherein the emphasis is, on the one hand, on a modified accelerator pedal characteristic and, on the other hand, on the ECO tips for interactive output of efficient driving instructions.03-29-2012
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