US 11,755,054 B2
Driver assistance system
Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Hiroshima (JP); Yasuyuki Tonohara, Hiroshima (JP); Keiichi Yamasaki, Hiroshima (JP); Katsuhisa Maedo, Hiroshima (JP); and Kazutaka Aihara, Hiroshima (JP)
Assigned to MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, Hiroshima (JP)
Appl. No. 17/614,104
PCT Filed Jun. 17, 2020, PCT No. PCT/JP2020/023822
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 24, 2021,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/256026, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 24, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. 2019-112729 (JP), filed on Jun. 18, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0326726 A1, Oct. 13, 2022
Int. Cl. G05G 1/54 (2008.04); B60K 26/02 (2006.01); B60T 7/08 (2006.01); G05G 5/05 (2006.01); G05G 9/02 (2006.01)
CPC G05G 1/54 (2013.01) [B60K 26/02 (2013.01); B60T 7/08 (2013.01); G05G 5/05 (2013.01); G05G 9/02 (2013.01); G05G 2505/00 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A driver assistance system including an operation bar which extends in a down direction toward a floor surface from a manual operation area where a driver who is seated on a driver's seat can manually operate the operation bar, and whose portion below said manual operation area is supported by a vehicle body, wherein
the operation bar has a tilted posture in a front-down rear-up state and is supported by the vehicle body in a slidingly displaceable manner along an axial direction of said operation bar, and includes:
in an area at least below the manual operation area, a brake actuation section that actuates a brake mechanism by the sliding displacement in a front down direction of the operation bar; and
an accelerator actuation section that actuates an acceleration mechanism by sliding displacement of the operation bar in a rear up direction that is a reverse direction on the same axis from the sliding displacement in the front down direction; wherein
an instrument panel member as a vehicle body strengthening member extending in a vehicle width direction is disposed behind a dashboard that separates an engine compartment and a cabin,
a floor tunnel as a vehicle body strengthening member extending in a vehicle front-rear direction is disposed in central portions in the vehicle width direction of a floor panel, which forms the vehicle body floor surface, and the dashboard, and
the operation bar is supported by a center stay in the slidingly displaceable manner from the driver's seat side, the center stay being a vehicle body strengthening member that connects the instrument panel member and the floor tunnel.