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Friedrich Widmann: Parking aid with a wheel sensor. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, February 11, 1997: US05602542 (168 worldwide citation)

A circuit arrangement determines a distance of a motor vehicle from an obstacle in a near range by a displacement sensor instead of an ultrasonic measurement. The distance is determined, above a predetermined limiting value, in accordance with the known ultrasonic transit time measurement. In this r ...


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Heinrich Lang, Michael Witzke, Harald Emmert, Uwe Heller: Parking aid for use in a motor vehicle. Lang Mekra North America, McNair Law Firm P A, February 7, 2006: US06995687 (92 worldwide citation)

A maneuvering aid for a vehicle is provided which has a detector and an information provider in wireless communication with each other. The detector and the information provider are synchronized upon the start of the vehicle, a reversing operation or the like to monitor the area about the vehicle an ...


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John Christopher Reed: Vehicle back-up and parking aid radar system. Delphi Technologies, Robert M Sigler, June 24, 2003: US06583753 (32 worldwide citation)

An improved vehicle radar system and control aids the vehicle driver during both parking and back-up maneuvers. The radar system is equipped with both long range and short range radar detection antennas, an RF switch for selecting the active antenna, and a range bin having a depth that is adjustable ...


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Yasuo Shimizu, Yasuharu Ohyama, Katsuhiro Sakai: Parking aid system. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC, November 19, 2002: US06483442 (31 worldwide citation)

A parking aid system having a driver initially stop the subject vehicle alongside a target parking position so that a mark provided inside a door coincides with the central line of the target parking position when assisting the driver with left reverse parking. The subject vehicle is a predetermined ...


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Hermann Gaus, Gerhard Franke, Wolfgang Stahl: Short range ultrasonic distance warning system for motor vehicle. Mercedes Benz, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, November 5, 1996: US05572484 (30 worldwide citation)

A short range ultrasonic distance warning system is used as a parking aid in a motor vehicle. The entire system is active in the case of reverse gear being selected and low speed, and is deactivated automatically at higher speed. If reverse gear is not being selected, only the system part for front ...


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Anton Lill, Jochen Kiemes, Joachim Mathes: Method for vehicle data dependent range measurement from a vehicle. ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, J Gordon Lewis, May 1, 2001: US06226226 (29 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an ultrasound parking aid system which emits warning signals when an echo signal lying within an audibility window exceeds a given threshold value. Hitherto, an audibility window or the sensitivity of the system was adapted to fixed data of the vehicle and/or the roadway. Acco ...


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Ben Z Shisgal, Tzvi Tzelnick: Parking aid device. Insys, Browdy and Neimark, April 2, 1991: US05004997 (26 worldwide citation)

An electronic parking-aid device for guiding a motorist when parking a vehicle in a parking bay. The device includes a transmitter and receiver which respectively transmits a signal towards the front of an approaching vehicle and receives the signal reflected thereby. A computing apparatus coupled t ...


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Hermann Winner, Martin Noll, Dirk Schmid: Vehicle parking aid system. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, December 4, 2001: US06326887 (25 worldwide citation)

A parking aid system for a vehicle includes a device that measures the instantaneous distance of a vehicle part from an obstacle located in its path and generates at least one output signal indicative of the measured distance, as well as a device capable of issuing warning signals. An evaluating uni ...


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Manoharprasad K Rao, Kwaku O Prakah Asante, Gary Steven Strumolo, Samuel Edward Ebenstein, Gregory H Smith: Vision-based method and system for automotive parking aid, reversing aid, and pre-collision sensing application. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz P C, January 2, 2007: US07158015 (23 worldwide citation)

A vision-based object detection decision-making system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes multiple vision sensing systems (14) that have vision receivers (20) and that generate an object detection signal. A controller (16) includes a plurality of sensing system aid modules (18) that correspond to each ...


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Thomas J Hermann: Ambient adjusted volume control for in-vehicles messages. Ford Global Technologies, Mark L Mollon, March 19, 2002: US06360187 (23 worldwide citation)

The reproduction sound level of high priority messages such as navigation instructions, parking aid signals, and back-up warning signals is controlled based on the average ambient sound level in a vehicle. A sound level calibration table provides priority gain values for setting the programmable gai ...