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Ford patents a retractable table fitted with airbags for autonomous cars

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Ford has patented a retractable table fitted with airbags for autonomous cars. The vision behind this is that in a fully autonomous car where the driver will be just another passenger, the front seats that can turn around 180 degrees and passengers can interact with each other over the table. …

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Waymo receives a patent for technology that can reduce the force of impact experienced during a collision

Collisions involving at least one vehicle occur frequently and often cause serious harm. The force of the vehicle’s impact is a primary factor in the amount of damage that is caused by the vehicle. Waymo is working to design a vehicle that can reduce the force of impact experienced during …

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Waymo drops three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber

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Waymo has dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber. The reason behind this is given that three of those patent infringement claims were related to a specific “Spider” lidar design that is no longer used by Uber while the fourth patent claim is related to another lidar …

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Nissan Motors files patents related to autonomous car technology in India

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Factor daily has reported that Nissan Motors has filed a series of patents between the months February and May in India. The patents are related to autonomous car technology in India. The patents are related to autonomous car technology in India. It is for “electronic subsystems” that will help a …

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IBM gets patent for a Cognitive System to manage Self-Driving Vehicles

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IBM scientists have been granted a patent around a machine learning system that can dynamically shift control of an autonomous vehicle between a human driver and a vehicle control processor in the event of a potential emergency, providing a safety measure that can contribute to accident prevention. The researchers developed …

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GM patents cloud-based storage system for taking drivers personalization preferences between models

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Published: July 30, 2015 | United States General Motors have just decided to solve the pesky grievance of unfavorable settings of a borrowed vehicle owner. The company now has a patent for a cloud-based storage system that would allow drivers to take all of their personalization preferences between models. If …

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Apple’s new patented ‘Hey, Siri’ feature a boon to in-vehicle apple idevices

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Published: August 8, 2014 | United States In December 2013 the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed a new restaurant ordering and reservation system that could work with various Apple iDevices. Now the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals a new patent application …

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Toyota patent to-be “Navigation Systems and Vehicles for Predicting Routes” revealed

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Published: July 08, 2014 | United States Vehicle Display Systems with Visual Warning Management (US Patent application no: 20140180536) This patent application was filed by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America with the USPTO in December 2012 by the inventors Dufford, Mohammad Effendi (Los Angeles, CA); Yamaguchi, Hiro (Mission Viejo, …

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Apple patents intelligent location-based security for CarPlay

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Published: July 03, 2014 | United States The US Patent & Trademark Office published another security related patent application from Apple. Apple’s first security invention published revealed a “Dual-Factor Authentication System for the iTunes Store.” In this second security-centric patent application, Apple reveals advanced security based on location. Apple covers …

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USPTO issues patent to Apple for using iPhone as an eCall unit

Unites States: The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has awarded a patent to Apple for a system concept using an iPhone to detect and respond to emergencies.The patent covers medical and crime emergencies and also automotive crashes. If the system detects abrupt deceleration from a specified velocity it transmits …

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