Renault has been granted a patent for a navigation device that includes own vehicle position detection, route setting, matching, and driving lane detection units. The device sets a guidance route based on maps and position information, allowing for automatic driving control. GlobalData’s report on Renault gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Navigation device for automatic driving control on own vehicle

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Renault SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11920935B2) discloses a navigation device designed to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of automatic driving systems. The device includes features such as own vehicle position detecting means, route setting means, driving lane detecting means, and automatic driving control device. The system matches the detected position of the vehicle with positions on maps, sets guidance routes, and determines if the vehicle is within the designated lane. If the vehicle deviates from the lane, the system updates the guidance route accordingly. Additionally, the device incorporates reliability calculating means to assess the probability of the vehicle following a specific route, ensuring optimal matching and guidance route selection.

Moreover, the patent also outlines a navigation method utilizing maps with information on traveling routes and driving lanes. The method involves steps such as own vehicle position detection, matching positions on the maps, setting guidance routes, detecting driving lanes, and performing automatic driving. Notably, if the vehicle strays from the designated route, automatic driving is canceled, ensuring safety and accuracy in navigation. This innovative navigation system aims to improve the functionality and reliability of automatic driving technologies, offering a comprehensive solution for efficient and precise navigation in various driving scenarios.

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