|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||364/460 ; 364/561 ; 340/435 ; 340/903|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 142 인용 특허 : 19|
A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) are not in the view of the vehicle (310). Navigation of the vehicle (310) is obtained using the position information (432), route information (414), obstacle detection and avoidance data (416), and on board vehicle data (908 and 910).
A scanning system, mounted on a vehicle, for detecting an object in a path of said vehicle, comprising: means for producing a beam of energy; means for scanning said beam of energy through a desired range of angles relative to said vehicle; means for measuring a distance between said vehicle and the object in the path of said vehicle, comprised of: means for detecting reflected energy, said reflected energy being produced by a reflection of said beam off of the object, means for storing information associated with said reflected energy, and means for pro...