US 11,657,716 B1
Automobile system for determination and protection against external crash hazards
Scott C Harris, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by Scott C Harris, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/654,584.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/268,469, filed on Feb. 24, 2022.
Int. Cl. G08G 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/162 (2013.01) 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
a vehicle, including a computer, and at least one sensor that senses conditions around the vehicle, the computer operating to determine a hazardous condition,
the vehicle including a safety system, that is deployed to enhance safety for a passenger of the vehicle during a crash,
wherein the computer operates to begin deploying the safety system upon determining the hazardous condition,
wherein the safety system includes a movable cage, and the computer operates to begin deploying the movable cage by beginning to move the movable cage, the system further comprising at least one camera in the vehicle;
wherein the safety system uses the at least one camera to determine if people in the vehicle are in location interfering with moving the cage, and determines how aggressively to move the cage based on the location of the people in the vehicle.