US 9,809,227 B2
Apparatus and method for identifying target object
Shinya Kojima, Kariya (JP)
Assigned to DENSO CORPORATION, Kariya, Aichi-pref. (JP)
Filed by DENSO CORPORATION, Kariya, Aichi-pref. (JP)
Filed on Oct. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/923,155.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-218582 (JP), filed on Oct. 27, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0114804 A1, Apr. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. B60W 40/02 (2006.01); G01S 17/02 (2006.01); G01S 17/93 (2006.01); G01S 17/42 (2006.01); G01S 7/48 (2006.01)
CPC B60W 40/02 (2013.01) [G01S 7/4808 (2013.01); G01S 17/023 (2013.01); G01S 17/42 (2013.01); G01S 17/936 (2013.01); B60W 2550/10 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
16. A method of identifying a target object, the method comprising:
obtaining environmental data indicative of features of an environmental situation of a vehicle;
extracting, from the environmental data, candidate data which may include a specified target object and an environmental situation of the specified target object,
the candidate data including a feature in the features of the environmental situation;
preparing:
first identification data for each of a plurality of target objects including the specified target object, the first identification data for each of the plurality of target objects being determined based on a first feature pattern of a corresponding one of the target objects; and
second identification data for each of the plurality of target objects, the second identification data for each of the plurality of target objects being determined based on a second feature pattern indicative of a surrounding environment around a corresponding one of the plurality of target objects;
obtaining a degree of similarity of the feature of the candidate data with respect to the specified target object according to the first identification data and the second identification data prepared for the specified target object;
identifying, according to the obtained degree of similarity, whether the specified target object is in the environmental data; and
controlling, based on whether the specified target object is in the environmental data, at least one target device installed in the vehicle to perform a drive assist task for the vehicle.