US 11,052,909 B1
Object zone identification
Pradyumna P. Kulkarni, McMurray, PA (US); Harish Balakrishnan, Pittsburgh, PA (US); and Jay Oppenheim, McMurray, PA (US)
Assigned to ARIN Technologies, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Filed by ARIN Technologies, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Filed on Sep. 11, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/127,940.
Int. Cl. G06F 7/70 (2006.01); B60W 30/09 (2012.01); B60Q 9/00 (2006.01); G01S 13/08 (2006.01); G01S 15/08 (2006.01); G01S 17/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60W 30/09 (2013.01) [B60Q 9/008 (2013.01); B60W 2554/00 (2020.02); B60W 2720/10 (2013.01); G01S 13/08 (2013.01); G01S 15/08 (2013.01); G01S 17/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method comprising:
receiving data, from an object sensor operatively coupled to an object, indicating the object sensor is within communication range of a vehicle sensor associated with a vehicle, wherein the vehicle is located within an environment having defined boundaries within a system;
determining, using a distance calculation algorithm, a distance between the object sensor and the vehicle sensor;
identifying a zone, from a plurality of zones defined around the vehicle sensor, wherein each of the plurality of zones are defined based upon distances from the vehicle sensor, associated with the determined distance between the object sensor and the vehicle sensor; and
providing an output comprising an indication of the identified zone corresponding to a location of the object sensor, wherein each of the plurality of zones is associated with an output indicative of the identified zone and is different between each of the plurality of zones, wherein the output being different between each of the plurality of zones comprises at least one of: a modification of an output provided within a different of the plurality of zones and a different modality of output as compared to an output provided within a different of the plurality of zones.