US 9,809,163 B2
Techniques for transmitting an alert towards a target area
Davide Di Censo, Oakland, CA (US); and Stefan Marti, Oakland, CA (US)
Assigned to HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATION, Stamford, CT (US)
Filed by HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Stamford, CT (US)
Filed on Apr. 14, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/686,667.
Prior Publication US 2016/0304027 A1, Oct. 20, 2016
Int. Cl. B60Q 5/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 5/00 (2013.01) [G06K 9/00845 (2013.01); G08G 1/162 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method for announcing the presence of a vehicle, the method comprising:
receiving a command to announce the presence of the vehicle;
upon receipt of the command, determining a direction of interest associated with a driver of the vehicle;
determining, via a plurality of antennas, that a device resides in the direction of interest; and
based on determining that the device resides in the direction of interest, transmitting, via a wireless communication link, a first signal towards the device, wherein the first signal causes the device to generate an alert to announce the presence of the vehicle.