US 9,810,783 B2
Vehicle detection
Ariel Fligler, Hod-Hasharon (IL); David Hirshberg, Haifa (IL); Shay Bushinsky, Ganei Tikva (IL); Shmuel Ur, Galil (IL); and Vlad Dabija, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assigned to EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed by Empire Technology Development LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on May 15, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/278,802.
Prior Publication US 2015/0332591 A1, Nov. 19, 2015
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); G08B 1/08 (2006.01); G08B 23/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); H04B 10/00 (2013.01); G08G 1/09 (2006.01); G06F 15/16 (2006.01); G01S 15/04 (2006.01); G08G 1/017 (2006.01); G08G 1/054 (2006.01)
CPC G01S 15/04 (2013.01) [G08G 1/0175 (2013.01); G08G 1/054 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium, hosted on a client device removably located in a spotter vehicle or hosted on a built-in device in the spotter vehicle, that stores executable instructions that, in response to execution by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform or control performance of operations comprising:
searching for at least one target object from the spotter vehicle, the spotter vehicle being a vehicle from which verified detection of the at least one target object is sought, the searching comprising operating a radar detector within a 360° range of the spotter vehicle and a laser mounted on or located in the spotter vehicle;
operating in cooperation with an alternative spotter that searches for the at least one target object;
quantifying a magnitude of an obstruction, wherein the magnitude of the obstruction approaches 0% if a line of sight is clear between the at least one target object and both of the alternative spotter and the spotter vehicle;
determining whether the quantified magnitude of the obstruction is permissible to detect the at least one target object, wherein the magnitude of the obstruction is permissible if below a threshold magnitude of obstruction;
based, at least in part, on the quantified magnitude of the obstruction being below the threshold magnitude of obstruction, detecting the at least one target object within a particular distance of the spotter vehicle which is moving at least at a threshold rate of speed greater than zero within the particular distance of the spotter vehicle;
confirming the detecting of the at least one target object by notifying at least a third-party entity of the detecting and by notifying the detected at least one target object of the detecting; and requesting and receiving a detection confirmation from the detected at least one target object.