US 9,809,221 B2
Apparatus, method, and computer readable medium for displaying vehicle information
Yun Sup Ann, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR)
Filed by Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Mar. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/68,946.
Application 15/068,946 is a division of application No. 14/550,928, filed on Nov. 22, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0112415 (KR), filed on Aug. 27, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0194004 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. B60T 7/12 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 7/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/00 (2006.01); B60W 30/16 (2012.01); B60K 35/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60W 30/16 (2013.01) [B60K 35/00 (2013.01); B60K 2350/1084 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
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1. An apparatus for displaying vehicle information, the apparatus comprising:
a front camera configured to photograph a front image of a vehicle;
an inter-vehicle distance detector configured to measure an inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and a nearby vehicle;
a vehicle information detector configured to detect vehicle information associated with the vehicle;
a smart cruise control system configured to control a smart cruise control of the vehicle using the inter-vehicle distance and the vehicle information;
a display configured to display information relating to the smart cruise control in an augmented reality display region within a front image located in a front portion of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to: i) compare an actual inter-vehicle distance between the driver's own vehicle and a nearby vehicle, which is measured by the inter-vehicle distance detector, to a set inter-vehicle distance which is preset and ii) output display information corresponding to the set inter-vehicle distance to the display based on the comparison, wherein
when the display information cannot be displayed on the augmented reality display region because the actual inter-vehicle distance is less than the set inter-vehicle distance, the controller is further configured to: i) determine an information displayable region in the augmented reality display region that is capable of displaying the display information and ii) scale the display information based on a size of the information displayable region,
a region of the front image where a nearby vehicle region overlaps the augmented reality display region forms an overlapped region, and
the controller is further configured to calculate a vertical length of the information displayable region by subtracting a sum of i) a vertical length of the overlapped region and ii) a vertical length of a region in which nearby vehicle indication information is displayed, from a vertical length of the augmented reality display region.