US 9,812,011 B1
Dangerous driving weather messages
Leon Stenneth, Chicago, IL (US); and Michael Weinberger, Geneva, IL (US)
Assigned to HERE Global B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed by HERE Global B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed on Jul. 28, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/221,846.
Int. Cl. G08G 1/09 (2006.01); G08G 1/0967 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/0967 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving, by an apparatus comprising at least one processor and a communication interface, one or more measurements of one or more weather parameters for a geographic area, the geographic area represented by a plurality of tiles;
processing, by the apparatus, at least one of the measurements of at least one of the one or more weather parameters to determine a dangerous driving weather score for at least a first tile of the plurality of tiles;
identifying, by the apparatus, that the first tile of the plurality of tiles is experiencing dangerous driving weather based on the dangerous driving weather score for the first tile;
identifying, by the apparatus, one or more second tiles that are experiencing dangerous weather based on the dangerous driving weather score corresponding to each of the one or more second tiles, wherein (a) the one or more second tiles are each adjacent to the first tile and (b) the dangerous driving weather score corresponding to each of the one or more second tiles is determined based on weather conditions of the second tile;
responsive to identifying the one or more second tiles that are experiencing dangerous weather, defining, by the apparatus, a cluster, the cluster comprising the first tile and the one or more second tiles,
generating, by the apparatus, a dangerous driving weather message corresponding to the cluster, the dangerous driving weather message comprising a timestamp, a list of one or more affected tile identifiers, an alert type, and alert information, wherein the list of one or more affected tile identifiers comprises a tile identifier for each tile of the cluster; and
providing, by the apparatus, the dangerous driving weather message, wherein at least a portion of the dangerous driving weather message is configured to be provided via a user interface of a mobile device.