US 10,893,228 B2
System and method for displaying information in a vehicle
Andrew W. Averhart, Canton, MI (US); Ismail Hamieh, Windsor (CA); Guangyu J. Zou, Warren, MI (US); and David A. Craig, Macomb Township, MI (US)
Assigned to GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
Filed by GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
Filed on Aug. 2, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/52,725.
Prior Publication US 2020/0045260 A1, Feb. 6, 2020
Int. Cl. H04N 5/445 (2011.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01); G06T 3/60 (2006.01); B60R 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 16/29 (2019.01); G06F 16/51 (2019.01); G06F 16/58 (2019.01)
CPC H04N 5/44504 (2013.01) [B60R 1/00 (2013.01); G06F 16/29 (2019.01); G06F 16/51 (2019.01); G06F 16/5866 (2019.01); G06K 9/00791 (2013.01); G06T 3/40 (2013.01); G06T 3/608 (2013.01); B60R 2300/20 (2013.01); B60R 2300/302 (2013.01); B60R 2300/308 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An automotive vehicle comprising:
a sensor configured to detect features external to the vehicle;
a human-machine interface (“HMI”) configured to signal an alert to an operator of the vehicle, wherein the HMI comprises an augmented reality interface; and
a controller in communication with the sensor and the HMI, the controller being in communication with a non-transient computer-readable storage medium provided with a road furniture database, the road furniture database comprising a plurality of items of road furniture having associated road furniture geolocations and road furniture classifications, the controller being configured to, in response to the vehicle being proximate a respective road furniture geolocation for a respective item of road furniture and the sensor not detecting the respective item of road furniture, control the HMI to signal an alert, wherein the controller is configured to control the augmented reality interface to signal the alert by displaying an augmented reality overlay including indicia associated with the respective item of road furniture, the indicia comprising an image associated with a respective road furniture classification of the respective item of road furniture, wherein the image is scaled based on a distance between a current vehicle location and the respective geolocation of the respective item of road furniture, wherein the controller is further configured to, in response to the vehicle being proximate the respective road furniture geolocation for the respective item of road furniture and the sensor detecting the respective item of road furniture, control the HMI to not signal the alert.