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Taylor William H: Collision avoidance system.. Kollmorgen, March 11, 1992: EP0473866-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A collision avoidance system is claimed which is particularly suited for automotive applications including an electro-optical rangefinder scanner, a processing unit and retroreflectors on target vehicles. The rangefinder scanner supplies data on the range and angle of target vehicles to the processo ...


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Seguchi Masahiro, Banzai Keiichiro: System and method for driving electric vehicle. Nippon Denso Co, August 7, 1996: EP0725474-A1 (43 worldwide citation)

A torque-speed converter (1000) is composed of a first rotor (1210) which has a first control coil (1211), a second rotor (1310) and a stator which has a second control coil (1411). The second rotor (1310) has a first magnetic field member (1220) such as permanent magnets which supplies the first co ...


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Masaki Ryoso: Hybrid transmission and vehicle using the same. Hitachi, August 25, 1999: EP0937600-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a transmission comprising a mechanism for distributing energy of a drive source (1) into a plurality of differential mechanisms (4,6); a plurality of motors (8,9) connected to said plurality of differential mechanisms (4,6), respectively; and a mechanism for synthesizing energies ...


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Christos Kyrtsos, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Alex Maurice Miller, Douglas Scott Rhode: Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications. Ford Global Technologies, Raymond Coppiellie, Price Heneveld, May 10, 2016: US09335162 (41 worldwide citation)

A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed. The system incorporates at least one sensor configured to measure a wheel steer angle and a trailer angle in communication with a processor. The processor is operable to determine a first length by a first computation method and determin ...


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Barry Wilson: Electronic control system. Autocraft, David W Carstens, Carstens & Cahoon, March 11, 2008: US07343236 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a universal power control module for automatic transmissions. The power control module includes a processor and at least two sensor inputs that convey engine and vehicle data to the processor. This data may include vehicle speed, engine temperature, throttle position, ...


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Yu Tanaka: Parking assist system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 12, 2013: US08374749 (40 worldwide citation)

The parking assist system assists the maneuvering for moving a vehicle to a reverse start position, then moving it in reverse from the reverse start position to a predetermined parking position in a manner as follows. A parking target setting section sets a parking target position corresponding to t ...


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Donald C Miller, David J Allen, Robert A Smithson: Continuously variable planetary gear set. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 1, 2010: US07727110 (40 worldwide citation)

A continuously variable planetary gear set is described having a generally tubular idler, a plurality of balls distributed radially about the idler, each ball having a tiltable axis about which it rotates, a rotatable input disc positioned adjacent to the balls and in contact with each of the balls, ...


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Selma Svendsen, James Allard, David S Barrett, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack: System and method for multi-modal control of an autonomous vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499804 (40 worldwide citation)

System and method for multi-modal control of a vehicle. Actuators (e.g., linkages) manipulate input devices (e.g., articulation controls and drive controls, such as a throttle, brake, accelerator, throttle lever, steering gear, tie rods, or transmission shifter) to direct the operation of the vehicl ...


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Trent A Fulghum, Emert R Whitaker: Joystick controlled scrubber. Alto U S, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, May 9, 2006: US07041029 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for a floor maintenance vehicle comprises a transaxle rear drive system and a powered front wheel steering system; and a joystick control system providing integrated control of the transaxle rear drive system and the powered steering system by controlling the traverse speed o ...



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