New Apple Car Patent Exposure: The door can detect incoming cars, and the AR system prevents motion sickness

In the morning news on August 14, Apple Car has a new patent. One is related to the car door, and the other is an on-board AR system that is said to prevent motion sickness.

According to a list published by the US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) this Thursday, Apple has obtained two technology patents. One of them is “dynamic elements located near the vehicle”. In fact, an intelligent system is installed on the door to detect whether there are moving objects (such as motor vehicles, non-motor vehicles, etc.) around the door, thereby preventing passengers from being The vehicle hit. The on-board VR system may add some new features to prevent motion sickness.

Although the doors of smart cars are also integrated with many functions, the degree of intelligence is obviously insufficient. In the door patent described by Apple, sensors are installed on the door to analyze and judge whether there are moving objects around the door. Moreover, the patent description indicates that when it is detected that there is a vehicle passing by, the door can remain locked, or the opening angle of the door can be limited, so as to avoid collision between passengers in the car and the vehicle behind .

Using sensors built into the car, the system monitors nearby objects and other moving elements, and then takes actions based on these data. For a parked car, it may choose to keep the door closed when another car passes by, or limit the extent of the door opening to prevent contact with other vehicles.

Although this is a simple example, the document also covers other more complex areas, such as if a car is parked and there are passengers or pets in the car, but there is no driver. In this case, Apple recommends that you can enable air conditioning to maintain air circulation in the car.

In an emergency situation where the driver is no longer in the car, the car can automatically lock the door based on the response of other occupants or directly notify the driver. If necessary, if a specific situation is detected, emergency measures can also be implemented.

Another patent uses Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance in-vehicle systems. In this patent, one or more transparent surfaces, such as windshields, are created. The AR system can display important vehicle information, such as vehicle speed, navigation, etc., to passengers and drivers . Kind of similar to HUD (head up display).

The same system will be able to provide additional details, such as superimposing enhanced graphics on road elements to make it easier for drivers to see and understand. For driving routes, the same system can highlight the predetermined path on the road for the driver to follow.

Apple has also explored ways to embed the display system into the glass layer so that people inside the car can see the image, but people outside the car cannot.

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