Toyota Motor has patented an automatic parking system for autonomous vehicles. The system ensures the vehicle travels from a parking space to a pickup area at a predetermined time by setting a power-on state before departure, executing departure preparation, including charging the brake backup power source, and departing only after completion. GlobalData’s report on Toyota Motor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Toyota Motor, Battery management systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Toyota Motor's grant share as of February 2024 was 49%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Automatic parking system for autonomous vehicles with scheduled pickup times

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Toyota Motor Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11921503B2) discloses an automatic parking system designed for autonomous vehicles to travel from a parking space to a pickup area based on predetermined departure and pickup times. The system includes setting an on-control time to establish the vehicle in a power-on state before departure, executing departure preparation tasks such as charging a backup power source for the brake, and ensuring the vehicle stands by until preparation is complete before departing for the pickup area. The departure preparation required time is determined to set the on-control time effectively.

Furthermore, the automatic parking system in the patent also involves the determination of the longest individual preparation time or the total time required for multiple preparation tasks to optimize the departure process. By setting the on-control time based on the parking space departure time and the preparation required time, the system ensures the autonomous vehicle is ready to depart at the scheduled pickup time. The circuitry within the system plays a crucial role in controlling the vehicle's state, executing departure preparation, and ensuring a smooth transition from the parking space to the pickup area, enhancing the efficiency and reliability of autonomous vehicle operations in parking scenarios.

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