US 11,654,821 B1
Color changing vehicle to improve visibility
Ravi Durairaj, San Antonio, TX (US); Gregory Brian Meyer, San Antonio, TX (US); Oscar Roberto Tijerina, San Antonio, TX (US); Sean Carl Mitchem, San Antonio, TX (US); Stacy Callaway Huggar, San Antonio, TX (US); Ruthie D. Lyle, Durham, TX (US); Nathan Lee Post, San Antonio, TX (US); Mark Anthony Lopez, Helotes, TX (US); and Nolan Serrao, Plano, TX (US)
Assigned to United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed by UIPCO, LLC, San Antonio, TX (US)
Filed on Dec. 11, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/710,078.
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/26 (2006.01); B60R 13/00 (2006.01); G02F 1/01 (2006.01); B60Q 1/48 (2006.01); H05B 44/00 (2022.01); G06N 3/04 (2023.01); G02F 1/1685 (2019.01); G06N 3/08 (2023.01); G09G 3/34 (2006.01); F41H 3/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/52 (2006.01); G07C 5/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/26 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/482 (2013.01); B60R 13/00 (2013.01); G02F 1/0147 (2013.01); H05B 44/00 (2022.01); B60Q 1/52 (2013.01); B60Q 2400/10 (2013.01); F41H 3/00 (2013.01); G02F 1/1685 (2019.01); G06N 3/04 (2013.01); G06N 3/08 (2013.01); G07C 5/0825 (2013.01); G09G 3/344 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of changing an exterior color of a motor vehicle in response to environmental conditions, comprising:
determining a current exterior vehicle color;
receiving information about an environment of the motor vehicle, the environment being associated with a background color;
determining a target exterior vehicle color that contrasts substantially with the background color; and
changing the exterior color of the motor vehicle from the current exterior vehicle color to the target exterior vehicle color when the target exterior vehicle color is substantially different from the current exterior vehicle color.