05343295 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 10 patents.

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for positioning an electric powered vehicle (34) relative to an electric recharging unit (36) utilizing an optical docking system (10). A first laser emitting diode (12) generates a first visible beam (18) and a second laser emitting diode (14) generates a second visible beam (20). The first visible beam (18) and the second visible beam (20) intersect at an intersection point (22) remote from the electric powered vehicle (34). This intersection point (22) is aligned with the electric recharging unit (36) thereby positioning the electric powered vehicle (34) at a predetermined distance and a predetermined position relative to the electric recharging unit (36).

Title
Optical system for electric vehicle docking
Application Number
7/992393
Publication Number
5343295
Application Date
December 18, 1992
Publication Date
August 30, 1994
Inventor
Mario Palombo
Manhattan Beach
CA, US
Jess D Lara
Alhambra
CA, US
Agent
Wanda K Denson Low
Michael W Sales
Assignee
Hughes Aircraft Company
CA, US
IPC
G01B 11/00
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