Ralf Bergholz, Klaus Timm, Hubert Weisser: Autonomous vehicle arrangement and method for controlling an autonomous vehicle. Volkswagen, Baker Botts L, November 21, 2000: US06151539 (407 worldwide citation)

An autonomous vehicle and method for controlling it includes an input unit to receive one or more travel orders, a route planning unit containing at least one position finding device and digital street map, a vehicle path generating a unit, an array of sensors including at least one range sensor for ...

Thomas Wilm, Dirk Kugler: Imaging system for simultaneous viewing of two images. Volkswagen, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, December 15, 1992: US05172235 (185 worldwide citation)

For simultaneous viewing, for example, of a stretch of roadway in front of a vehicle, with telephoto and wide-angle images, an electronic receiver receives telephoto and wide-angle image information from an input optical system. In one example, a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens have individual ...

Pao Chen, Derek Pai, Brian Ng, Arne Stoschek: Motor vehicle. Volkswagen, Laurence A Greenberg, Werner H Stemer, Ralph E Locher, July 13, 2010: US07753541 (182 worldwide citation)

A motor vehicle has an exterior coating. A fluorescing and/or phosphorescing substance is added to the exterior coating or forms a part of the exterior coating. The fluorescing and/or phosphorescing substance serves to emit light, in particular red, green and/or blue light, in a visible range upon i ...

Andre Zander, Uwe Wiesner: Method and arrangement for avoiding and/or minimizing vehicle collisions in road traffic. Volkswagen, Baker Botts L, March 14, 2000: US06037860 (181 worldwide citation)

In the method and arrangement for avoiding and/or minimizing collision situations in road traffic described in the specification, a first plurality of sensors provides a representation of the surroundings of the motor vehicle, a second plurality of sensors senses the vehicle operating characteristic ...

Fuliang Weng, Lawrence Cavedon, Badri Raghunathan, Danilo Mirkovic, Laura Hiatt, Hauke Schmidt, Alexander Gruenstein, Stanley Peters: Method and system for interactive conversational dialogue for cognitively overloaded device users. Robert Bosch Corporation, Volkswagen of America, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 11, 2010: US07716056 (171 worldwide citation)

A system and method to interactively converse with a cognitively overloaded user of a device, includes maintaining a knowledge base of information regarding the device and a domain, organizing the information in at least one of a relational manner and an ontological manner, receiving speech from the ...

Peter Anders: Display arrangement for a motor vehicle. Volkswagen, Baker Botts L, March 13, 2001: US06200010 (163 worldwide citation)

A display arrangement to display data on a mirror surface of a motor vehicle surrounded by a housing includes at least one light-emitting element and a corresponding light guide having one end face to receive light from the light-emitting element and another end face located in the housing substanti ...

Tim Weis, Rudolf Mai: Method and device for surveillance of the rearward observation area of motor vehicles. Volkswagen, Kenyon & Kenyon, February 19, 2002: US06348858 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and a device for surveillance of the rearward observation area, specific to the outside mirror(s) of motor vehicles, in which the aforesaid observation area is divided into at least two observation zones (

Ralf Bergholz, Hubert Weisser, Thomas Zielke: System for recognizing authorization to use a vehicle. Volkswagen, Baker & Botts L, September 22, 1998: US05812067 (100 worldwide citation)

A system for recognizing authorization of a person to use a vehicle includes an optical-electronic image processor arranged to identify an authorized user of the vehicle by recognizing a distinctive physical feature of the user. The image processor provides an output signal which controls locking fu ...

Harald Ludanek, Reinhold Haack, Bernd Cappelmann: Method for shifting a twin-clutch transmission and twin-clutch transmission arrangement. Volkswagen, Baker & Botts L, April 6, 1999: US05890392 (95 worldwide citation)

A twin-clutch transmission has first and second transmission input shafts and a transmission output shaft, each input shaft having an associated friction clutch. In the initial state, the first clutch transmits engine torque in a state of static friction and the second clutch is open. In a shifting ...

Ruprecht Sinnhuber, Helmut E Muller: Safety arrangement for a vehicle occupant. Volkswagen, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, September 17, 1996: US05556128 (89 worldwide citation)

A safety arrangement for protecting a vehicle occupant during a side collision provides airbags laterally adjacent to the head and torso portions of the occupant. The airbags are fillable with propellant gas by at least one gas generator contained in the same unit as the airbags in response to a sig ...