US 9,810,546 B2
Methods and apparatus for navigational routing
Jerome Beaurepaire, Berlin (DE); and Richa Menke, Berlin (DE)
Assigned to HERE Global B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed by HERE Global B.V., Veldhoven (NL)
Filed on Dec. 22, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/977,790.
Application 14/977,790 is a continuation of application No. 13/419,769, filed on Mar. 14, 2012, granted, now 9,285,226.
Prior Publication US 2016/0131496 A1, May 12, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G01C 21/36 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); G01C 21/34 (2006.01)
CPC G01C 21/3667 (2013.01) [G01C 21/20 (2013.01); G01C 21/3461 (2013.01); G01C 21/3676 (2013.01); G01C 21/3697 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one processor; and
memory storing computer program code;
wherein the computer program code is configured to, with the memory and the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform actions comprising at least:
identifying an origin and a destination for navigation;
receiving an input from a user directing computation of a route to the destination;
determining orientation information based on signals from an orientation detection device whose orientation is directed by the user, wherein the signals from the orientation detection device indicate orientation of the orientation detection device; and
in response to determining the orientation information, computing the route to the destination, wherein computing the route comprises setting an intermediate street segment, the intermediate street segment lying along a direction indicated by the orientation, and computing a new route passing along the intermediate street segment to the destination.