US 9,812,016 B2
Device and method for assessing accident risks to a moving vehicle
Bas Oremus, Södertälje (SE)
Assigned to SCANIA CV AB, (SE)
Appl. No. 14/406,885
Filed by SCANIA CV AB, Södertälje (SE)
PCT Filed Jun. 26, 2013, PCT No. PCT/SE2013/050772
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 10, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/007726, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 9, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 1250747 (SE), filed on Jul. 2, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0161892 A1, Jun. 11, 2015
Int. Cl. G08G 1/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); B60W 30/095 (2012.01); B60W 30/08 (2012.01); B60Q 1/52 (2006.01); B60Q 5/00 (2006.01); B60W 50/14 (2012.01)
CPC G08G 1/16 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/525 (2013.01); B60Q 5/006 (2013.01); B60W 30/08 (2013.01); B60W 30/095 (2013.01); B60W 30/0953 (2013.01); G08G 1/165 (2013.01); G08G 1/166 (2013.01); B60R 2300/301 (2013.01); B60W 50/14 (2013.01); B60W 2050/143 (2013.01); B60W 2420/42 (2013.01); B60W 2420/52 (2013.01); B60W 2550/00 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for assessing accident risks to a moving vehicle comprising the steps of:
continuously monitoring, by at least one sensor device, a surroundings configuration of said vehicle while said vehicle is in motion;
continuously registering, by a control unit, said surroundings configuration in order to create and provide an idea about chosen characteristics of said surroundings passed by said vehicle;
continuously determining, by the control unit, running characteristics of said vehicle;
using said running characteristics and said idea as a basis for assessing, by the control unit, accident risks of said vehicle related to a portion of said surroundings which will be or has been passed by a front of said vehicle, said accident risks including a risk of colliding with a fixed object, which will be or has been passed by said front of said vehicle, when said fixed object is located behind said front of said vehicle; and
calculating said risk of colliding with said fixed object continuously beginning, at a first time, when said fixed object is located in front of said vehicle and ending, at a second time, when said fixed object is located behind said front of said vehicle,
wherein said second time is determined at said first time based on a predicted path of said vehicle and on said risk of colliding with said fixed object calculated at said first time.