US 9,809,165 B1
System and method for minimizing driver distraction of a head-up display (HUD) in a vehicle
Teruhisa Misu, Mountain View, CA (US); and Hajime Yamada, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (US)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Minato-ku, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jul. 12, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/208,223.
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); B60Q 9/00 (2006.01); B60K 37/02 (2006.01); B60R 1/00 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01)
CPC B60Q 9/00 (2013.01) [B60K 37/02 (2013.01); B60R 1/00 (2013.01); G06K 9/00791 (2013.01); G06T 19/006 (2013.01); B60K 2350/2052 (2013.01); B60R 2300/205 (2013.01); B60R 2300/80 (2013.01); B60R 2300/8086 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for reducing driver distraction, the method comprising:
projecting, by a head-up display (HUD), a plurality of graphic elements onto a windshield in view of a driver of the vehicle;
determining a content status of the plurality of projected graphic elements, wherein the determining the content status comprises at least one of determining a level of contrast for each of the plurality of projected graphic elements, determining a degree of animation for each of the plurality of projected graphic elements, or determining a size of each of the plurality of projected graphic elements;
detecting one or more objects within an environment of the vehicle; and
notifying the driver of the one or more detected objects when the content status of the plurality of projected graphic elements satisfies a distraction criterion.