US 11,654,912 B2
Enhanced boat launching and loading detection and management system
Taylor Hawley, Oak Park, MI (US); Jeremy Lerner, Southfield, MI (US); and Scott Huggins, Novi, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/219,280.
Prior Publication US 2022/0314996 A1, Oct. 6, 2022
Int. Cl. G08G 1/123 (2006.01); G08G 1/127 (2006.01); G01C 21/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/13 (2006.01); G08G 1/137 (2006.01); G08G 1/133 (2006.01); B60W 30/18 (2012.01); B60P 3/10 (2006.01); B62D 13/06 (2006.01); B60W 50/14 (2020.01)
CPC B60W 30/18036 (2013.01) [B60P 3/1075 (2013.01); B62D 13/06 (2013.01); G01C 21/3807 (2020.08); G01C 21/3811 (2020.08); G08G 1/123 (2013.01); G08G 1/127 (2013.01); G08G 1/13 (2013.01); G08G 1/133 (2013.01); G08G 1/137 (2013.01); B60W 2050/146 (2013.01); B60W 2300/14 (2013.01); B60W 2420/42 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by at least one processor of a first device, data associated with operation of a vehicle, wherein the data comprise at least one of image data indicative of a boat, vehicle gear data indicative of a gear shift from drive to reverse, weight data indicative of a physical weight of the boat, or vehicle back-up assist mode data;
determining, by the at least one processor, based on the data, that the operation of the vehicle includes at least one of launching the boat into water using the vehicle or loading the boat onto the vehicle;
generating, by the at least one processor, map data indicative of a location associated with the operation of the vehicle; and
sending, by the at least one processor, the map data to a second device for presentation.