US 9,809,156 B2
Vehicle safety indicating apparatus which automatically turns on the correct turn signal
Hao-Chieh Lee, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed by Hao-Chieh Lee, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed on Dec. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/965,161.
Prior Publication US 2017/0166112 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. G08B 21/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/34 (2006.01); B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/40 (2006.01); B60Q 1/26 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/346 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/0082 (2013.01); B60Q 1/343 (2013.01); B60Q 1/40 (2013.01); B60Q 1/2607 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A safety indicating apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:
a turn direction manual switch, configured for providing a desired turn signal activated by an operator to indicate a desired turn direction of the vehicle;
a turn direction detector, configured for providing an actual turn signal to indicate an actual turn direction of the vehicle;
two turn signal indicator lamps, operated for selectively turning on or turning off on the basis of the desired turn signal or the actual turn signal; and
a turn signal control module, electronically connected to the turn direction manual switch, the turn direction detector, and the turn signal indicator lamps for operatively determining whether the desired turn direction indicated by the desired turn signal is corresponding to the actual turn direction indicated by the actual turn signal while the operator turns the vehicle;
wherein when the turn signal control module determines that the desired turn direction indicated by the desired turn signal is opposite to the actual turn direction indicated by the actual turn signal, the turn signal control module automatically turns off one of the turn signal indicator lamps activated by the desired turn signal and turns on another one of the turn signal indicator lamps in response to the actual turn direction indicated by the actual turn signal.