US 11,753,038 B2
Enhanced vehicle and trailer operation
J. Elias Ruiz, Atizapan/Estado de Mexico (MX); Sergio Becerril, Mexico City (MX); Mijail Avila, Cuautitlan Izcalli/Estado de Mexico (MX); Veronica Garza, Mexico City (MX); and Cesar Sanchez Razo, Tlalnepantla de Baz/Estado de México (MX)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/180,967.
Prior Publication US 2022/0266866 A1, Aug. 25, 2022
Int. Cl. B60W 60/00 (2020.01); B60D 1/36 (2006.01); G01R 31/44 (2020.01); B60W 40/12 (2012.01); B60W 30/18 (2012.01); B60Q 1/50 (2006.01)
CPC B60W 60/0025 (2020.02) [B60D 1/36 (2013.01); B60Q 1/50 (2013.01); B60W 30/18009 (2013.01); B60W 40/12 (2013.01); G01R 31/44 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A system, comprising a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to:
determine an electrical resistance of a lamp in communication with the computer;
determine a respective classification for each of the electrical resistance, a vehicle length, and a trailer length, each classification associated to a respective range of values of one of the electrical resistance, the vehicle length, or the trailer length;
based on a combination of the classifications, determine that a trailer is attached to a vehicle; and
actuate one or more components of the vehicle to move the trailer.