US 11,878,715 B2
Apparatus, system and method for controlling space of vehicle
Jin Su Jeong, Suwon-si (KR); Dong Il Yang, Seoul (KR); Eun Young Choi, Seoul (KR); Ki Seok Seong, Cheonan-si (KR); Min Sang Yu, Hwaseong-si (KR); Hyeong Jin Ham, Seongnam-si (KR); Rosali Sun Pyun, Seongnam-si (KR); Pil Cheon Jang, Seongnam-si (KR); and Woo Jin Kim, Incheon (KR)
Assigned to Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR); and Kia Motors Corporation, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Sep. 9, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/015,781.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2020-0062222 (KR), filed on May 25, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0362744 A1, Nov. 25, 2021
Int. Cl. B60R 21/02 (2006.01); B60W 60/00 (2020.01); G06Q 10/02 (2012.01)
CPC B60W 60/0013 (2020.02) [B60R 21/026 (2013.01); B60W 60/00253 (2020.02); G06Q 10/02 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An apparatus for controlling a space of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a communication device configured to receive reservation information; and
a controller configured to:
determine a manner of partitioning an inner space of the vehicle based on the reservation information, and
control an operation of one or more partitions to correspond to the manner of partitioning the inner space,
wherein the reservation information includes seat information selected by an user,
wherein the one or more partitions move along a corresponding rail,
wherein the corresponding rail includes a first rail, a second rail perpendicular to the first rail, and a curved rail connected to the first rail and the second rail, and
wherein the one or more partitions are positioned on the first rail when the inner space of the vehicle is partitioned, the one or more partitions are positioned on the second rail when the inner space of the vehicle is not partitioned.