US 11,056,003 B1
Occupant facing vehicle display
Min Li Chan, San Francisco, CA (US); Philip Nemec, San Jose, CA (US); Brian Douglas Cullinane, Palo Alto, CA (US); Julien Mercay, Redwood City, CA (US); and Peter Crandall, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Waymo LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Waymo LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 8, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/165,283.
Application 16/165,283 is a continuation of application No. 15/089,736, filed on Apr. 4, 2016, granted, now 10,140,870.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/234,814, filed on Sep. 30, 2015.
Int. Cl. B60K 35/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/017 (2006.01); G01C 21/36 (2006.01); G08G 1/0962 (2006.01); G08G 1/04 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); G08G 1/015 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/166 (2013.01) [B60K 35/00 (2013.01); G01C 21/36 (2013.01); G01C 21/3697 (2013.01); G06K 9/00805 (2013.01); G08G 1/015 (2013.01); G08G 1/017 (2013.01); G08G 1/04 (2013.01); G08G 1/0962 (2013.01); B60K 2370/152 (2019.05); B60K 2370/16 (2019.05); B60K 2370/179 (2019.05); B60K 2370/193 (2019.05); B60K 2370/52 (2019.05)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving, by one or more processors, sensor data from one or more sensor systems configured to detect objects in an external environment of a vehicle;
identifying, by the one or more processors, an object in the vehicle's environment using the sensor data;
determining, by the one or more processors, an intent for the vehicle relative to the object in order to safely maneuver the vehicle to a destination;
generating, by the one or more processors, a representation of the object for a scene display depicting the external environment of the vehicle, the representation of the object including a feature having a first color;
generating, by the one or more processors, an intent indicator for an intent display that indicates the determined intent, the intent indicator including a feature having a second color corresponding to the first color;
generating, by the one or more processors, a representation of the vehicle and a path of the vehicle, the path of the vehicle having a color scheme;
providing, by the one or more processors, the representation of the object, intent indicator, and the representation of the vehicle and a path of the vehicle for display to an occupant of the vehicle in order to indicate to the occupant a relationship between the representation of the object and the intent indicator through the correspondence of the second color to the first color; and
changing the color scheme of the path of the vehicle based on the intent for the vehicle relative to the object, the intent being stopping or yielding.