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Toyota Wants to Generate an Alert When It Knows You'll Hit a Pole
Toyota Wants to Generate an Alert When It Knows You'll Hit a Pole

15 Jan 2024, 19:09 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The Japanese carmaker has filed a patent for a technology whose role is to send alerts based on driver behavior and historical data.

 
Next-Generation Google Maps Could Suggest Routes Based on Weather and Road Conditions
Next-Generation Google Maps Could Suggest Routes Based on Weather and Road Conditions

13 Jan 2024, 19:56 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The Mountain View-based search giant has patented a new technology that allows Google Maps to check for road surface and weather conditions

 
This New Feature Would Make Google Maps the King of Offline Navigation
This New Feature Would Make Google Maps the King of Offline Navigation

3 Jan 2024, 09:26 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A new patent describes how Google Maps can improve offline maps, allowing the service to automatically download necessary data

 
Apple Imagines a New-Generation Apple Maps That'd Put Google Maps to Shame
Apple Imagines a New-Generation Apple Maps That'd Put Google Maps to Shame

27 Dec 2023, 18:35 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The company has recently patented new technology that would completely overhaul Apple Maps' routing engine with support for vehicle profiles

 
Ford Wants to Know How Fast Pedestrians Are Walking to Prevent Accidents
Ford Wants to Know How Fast Pedestrians Are Walking to Prevent Accidents

11 Dec 2023, 19:00 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The carmaker has recently patented a new system running an image-based pedestrian speed estimation; the tech is aimed at autonomous vehicles

 
Tesla Patents Modular Wiring System That Will Make a Wiring Harness and CAN Bus Obsolete
Tesla Patents Modular Wiring System That Will Make a Wiring Harness and CAN Bus Obsolete

6 Dec 2023, 16:12 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Tesla filed to patent a modular wiring and communications system for its vehicles that is likely in use with the Cybertruck and will also come to future EVs

 
This Feature Could Easily Make Google Maps the World's Number One Navigation App
This Feature Could Easily Make Google Maps the World's Number One Navigation App

29 Nov 2023, 13:43 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The search giant has recently patented a new feature that would improve the navigation component bundled with Google Maps

 
New Google Maps Feature Could Make Navigation Easier Than Ever
New Google Maps Feature Could Make Navigation Easier Than Ever

21 Nov 2023, 18:45 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The Mountain View-based search giant has recently patented new technology to offer navigation based on personalized landmarks

 
Apple Found a Clever Way to Use an iPhone to Recognize Your Uber
Apple Found a Clever Way to Use an iPhone to Recognize Your Uber

21 Nov 2023, 16:21 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A new patent describes a way to use the mobile phone's camera to identify the car you're waiting for on a ride-hailing service

 
Google Maps Competitor Creates a Navigation Feature to Warn of Dangerous Curbs
Google Maps Competitor Creates a Navigation Feature to Warn of Dangerous Curbs

17 Nov 2023, 09:01 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / HERE has recently patented new technology that can automatically detect dangerous curbs and warn drivers as they approach flagged locations

 
Ford Has Created a Sun Visor That Can Save Your Life, Literally
Ford Has Created a Sun Visor That Can Save Your Life, Literally

19 Oct 2023, 10:24 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The carmaker has recently patented new technology for the manufacturing of a sun visor that integrates a metal rod to break the windshield

 
General Motors Wants to Turn Parking Into a Video Game
General Motors Wants to Turn Parking Into a Video Game

9 Oct 2023, 13:27 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The auto manufacturer has recently patented new technology that displays AR content on the windshield for more convenient parking

 
Google Says It Can Block Dirty Air From Reaching Drivers by Always Knowing Where They Go
Google Says It Can Block Dirty Air From Reaching Drivers by Always Knowing Where They Go

4 Oct 2023, 10:54 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A new patent describes a Google invention supposed to prevent polluted air from entering the cabin and affecting drivers and passengers

 
GM Wants to Use a BitTorrent-Like System to Update Cars on the Go
GM Wants to Use a BitTorrent-Like System to Update Cars on the Go

20 Sep 2023, 17:37 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / New technology patented by General Motors describes a way to deliver software updates to vehicles using vehicle-to-vehicle communications

 
GM Has Found a Way To Tell When a Driver Feels Uncomfortable in an Autonomous Car
GM Has Found a Way To Tell When a Driver Feels Uncomfortable in an Autonomous Car

22 Aug 2023, 15:50 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / New General Motors patent describes a way to determine when a driver might want to take control of an autonomous vehicle

 
Google Maps Would Become a Killer Navigation App With This Brilliant Feature
Google Maps Would Become a Killer Navigation App With This Brilliant Feature

19 Aug 2023, 01:00 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A recent Google patent describes context-aware audio navigation instructions, helping drivers find their destination more conveniently

 
Ford Has a New Way To Tell if You Left the Garage Door Open
Ford Has a New Way To Tell if You Left the Garage Door Open

15 Aug 2023, 14:34 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The company proposes a patent that uses vehicle sensors to determine if you closed the garage door when leaving for work

 
Google Maps Rival Envisions a Waze Clone That Pays Users for Traffic Reports
Google Maps Rival Envisions a Waze Clone That Pays Users for Traffic Reports

14 Aug 2023, 13:18 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / HERE has recently patented a new technology that allows the platform to compensate users who contribute with traffic data

 
Insurance Company Invents System To Determine Accident Damage on the Spot
Insurance Company Invents System To Determine Accident Damage on the Spot

9 Aug 2023, 18:17 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Allstate Insurance has recently patented a system to assess the damage resulting from an accident without an inspection appointment

 
Google Rival Reinvents the Steering Wheel With Integrated Hand Gestures
Google Rival Reinvents the Steering Wheel With Integrated Hand Gestures

4 Aug 2023, 05:59 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Tech giant Huawei has recently patented a new technology whose purpose is to bring hand gestures to vehicle steering wheels