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Method and Process for determining if all objects have been loaded into a vehicle.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247816D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-06
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This article describes a method and process for determining if all objects have been loaded into a vehicle. Existing camera cars are used to list all the items that are carried on when getting close to the car and verify if they are left on the ground when the vehicle starts moving

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Method and Process for determining if all objects have been loaded into a vehicle.

Disclosed is a system that prevents people from getting into a car and accidentally leaving anything unloaded on the car, possibly on the ground behind it.

    When getting into a car there are multiple distractions from kids, to ensuring you have locked the door to your house. It is very easy to accidentally leave a bag or push chair outside the boot of your car and drive off, forgetting it.

Cars now come with built in 360 degree cameras. They can be used to detect

what you have with you and determine if it has all been placed in the car.

   The system takes a note of what you arrive with by using the exterior cameras. It constantly detects if anything you arrive with has not entered the vehicle using interior cameras, e.g. left the push chair outside the boot. The system analyses the ground around the car, the change in weight distribution, interior camera footage and footage of the user arriving at the car. A metric will determine what the likelihood is of something having been left outside.

If this metric is above the required threshold a warning is alerted to the driver

when they are sitting in the driver seat and all doors are closed.

The novelty lies in the combination of the following:

Car cameras listing objects held be people approaching the car
Interior cameras checking all the loaded objects
Change in weight distribution into the car
Car cameras checking left over objects when t...