US 9,812,017 B2
Detection device for a motor vehicle and associated methods for detecting an obstacle and for opening a movable panel of the motor vehicle
Dietmar Krauss, Erdweg (DE); and Hervé Calor, Créteil (FR)
Assigned to U-SHIN FRANCE SAS, Creteil (FR)
Appl. No. 15/27,530
Filed by U-SHIN FRANCE, Creteil (FR)
PCT Filed Oct. 8, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/071576
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 6, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/052258, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 13188136 (EP), filed on Oct. 10, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0247403 A1, Aug. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. B60R 25/10 (2013.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); B60R 25/20 (2013.01); B60R 25/31 (2013.01)
CPC G08G 1/166 (2013.01) [B60R 25/2054 (2013.01); B60R 25/31 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A detection device for a motor vehicle, comprising:
at least one optical detector, said at least one optical detector being configured for detecting an approach of a person in a predefined area in a vicinity of the vehicle in order to activate opening command means of a device for opening a movable panel of the vehicle;
switching means for switching a function of the at least one optical detector to a detecting function of an obstacle at a predefined distance of the vehicle when an identifier of an authorized person is detected inside the vehicle and the vehicle movable panels are closed; and
processing means configured to output a signal when an obstacle is detected by the optical detector.