US 9,809,057 B2
System and method for determining the information transfer rate between a driver and vehicle
Kin C. Fung, Dublin, OH (US); Timothy J. Dick, Dublin, OH (US); and Charles William Hall, Jr., Hilliard, OH (US)
Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on May 3, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/145,360.
Application 15/145,360 is a continuation of application No. 14/573,778, filed on Dec. 17, 2014, granted, now 9,352,751.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/016,020, filed on Jun. 23, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0243985 A1, Aug. 25, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G05D 1/00 (2006.01); B60C 9/00 (2006.01); B60W 50/04 (2006.01); G01S 19/13 (2010.01); G01S 19/42 (2010.01); B60R 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60C 9/00 (2013.01) [B60R 1/00 (2013.01); B60W 50/04 (2013.01); G01S 19/13 (2013.01); G01S 19/42 (2013.01); B60R 2300/8006 (2013.01); B60W 2540/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer implemented method for determining an information transfer rate for a vehicle, the method comprising:
measuring driver information from a driver information sensing device, wherein the driver information includes steering information;
measuring vehicle information from a vehicle information sensing device, wherein the vehicle information includes acceleration information;
calculating the information transfer rate using the driver information and the vehicle information;
retrieving a baseline information transfer; and
calculating a driver safety factor using the information transfer rate and the baseline information transfer rate.