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 new patent  Fresh hybrid routing independent of map version and provider

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for providing fresh hybrid routing independent of map version and provider. A set of routing data is received in response to a routing request. The set of routing data includes road segments. An analysis may be performed of a local map and the set... Here Global B v

 new patent  Segment activity planning based on route characteristics

Embodiments include apparatus and methods for matching activities with one or more segments. A series of road segments, which may form a route to at least one destination, are identified. A road property for at least one of the segments is accessed. An activity or activity sequence is selected based... Here Global B v

 new patent  Reporting locations being associated with a problem

It is disclosed a method including obtaining, via a user interface, information being associated with a location of a map, the location of the map being considered to be associated with a problem.... Here Global B v

 new patent  Adaptive traffic dynamics prediction

The disclosed embodiments relate to prediction of traffic dynamics. A descriptive model is provided that uses historical probe data to create “tidal-like” patterns for the usual dynamics on the road network and creates a framework for taking a future time, e.g. in terms of month, day, time, and suggesting a... Here Global B v

 new patent  3d sectorized path-loss models for 3d positioning of mobile terminals

A method performed by an apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining position information on a position and received signal strength information representative of a strength of a signal from a communication node receivable at the position. The method further comprises generating or updating a 3D sectorized path-loss model associated... Here Global B v

 new patent  Incomplete navigation data of indoor positioning systems

A method is disclosed comprising: determining, using a processor, whether a radio model of at least one radio node associated with a data set is incomplete based on a comparison between the coverage area of the radio model of the at least one radio node and a cumulative coverage area... Here Global B v

Turn lane configuration

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for determining turn lane data from probe data. Probe data for an intersection including locations and headings is identified. The probe data for the intersection is divided into a first trace and a second trace based on locations. The difference in the headings, heading... Here Global B v

Method and spatial data visualization

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to analyze and visualize two or more parameters of spatial data. In the context of a method and for each of a plurality of grid cells, an aggregated representation is identified of the data value(s) associated with a respective grid cell... Here Global B v

Three-dimentional plane panorama creation through hough-based line detection

A method for creating a plane panorama from point cloud data using Hough transformations is disclosed. The method involves converting the three-dimensional point cloud into a two-dimensional histogram with bins grouping neighboring points, and performing a Hough transformation on the histogram. The resulting transformed data is segmented and the method... Here Global B v

Road segments with multi-modal traffic patterns

A method and system include identification of road segments with multi-modal traffic patterns. A server receives speed data for a link. The server calculates a quantity of speed clusters from the speed data. The server calculates speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters. The server identifies one or more... Here Global B v

Augmented reality personalization

A method is provided, such as for mobile augmented reality personalization. A front-facing camera of the mobile device acquires a first view of a user of the mobile device. A personal characteristic of the user of the mobile device is identified from the first view. A location of the mobile... Here Global B v

Method and triggering vehicle sensors based on human accessory detection

An approach is provided for triggering vehicle sensors based on human accessory detection. The approach involves receiving a location of a detection of a human accessory object in a travel network. The human accessory object is a physical object associated with a probability that a human or an animal is... Here Global B v

Method and presenting a comparison of progress information associated with transport modes or routes

An approach for presenting a comparison of progress information associated with transport modes, routes, or a combination thereof is described. A transport comparison platform determines progress information for at least one device associated with at least one mode of transport, at least one route, or a combination thereof. The transport... Here Global B v

Method, apparatus and computer program product for indexing traffic lanes for signal control and traffic flow management

A method is provided for identifying and indexing lanes of an intersection. Methods may include: determining a directionality for one or more lanes for each of two or more roadways proximate an intersection, where directionality is one of toward the intersection or away from the intersection; determining a bearing for... Here Global B v

Method and providing trajectory bundles for map data analysis

An approach is provided for generating trajectory bundles for map data analysis. The approach involves receiving probe data associated with the bounded geographic area. The probe data are collected from sensors of a plurality of devices traveling in the bounded geographic area, and includes probe points indicating a position, a... Here Global B v

Floor detection based on determined floor detection parameters

A method is disclosed including determining at least one floor detection parameter based on a floor characteristic of a building; using the floor detection parameter in a floor detection process or providing the floor detection parameter for use in a floor detection process. Furthermore, a method is disclosed, including receiving... Here Global B v

Automatic localization geometry detection

Embodiments include apparatus and methods for generating a localization geometry or occupancy grid for a geographic location. Point cloud that describes a vicinity of a pathway is collected by a distance sensor and describing a vicinity of the pathway. The point cloud data is reduced or filtered to a predetermined... Here Global B v

Method, apparatus and computer program product for a navigation system user interface

Embodiments described herein may provide a method for identifying geo-tagged objects or events and estimating the probability that a vehicle path will intersect with the geo-tagged object or event. Methods may include: determining a first map-matched location and a second map-matched location; determining a plurality of road segments emanating from... Here Global B v

Method and object identification and location correlation based on images

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for object identification and location correlation based on received images. A method is provided including receiving identity data associated with an object derived from one or more of a plurality of images determining an identity of an object in one or... Here Global B v

Wireless network optimization

Methods and apparatuses are provided for optimizing a wireless network. A description of a traffic incident is received. An impact area is generated from the description. A geographic polygon is generated based on the impact area. The network usage of the geographic polygon is determined. A message including the network... Here Global B v

Method and generating an intelligent primary key facilitating faster object retrieval

Various methods are provided for facilitating a reduction in the number of required search operations during account creation. One example method may comprise causing creation of a user account object configured for storage in a database, the user account object comprising user personal information, causing creation of a user linked... Here Global B v

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for parking availability estimation based on probe data collection

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for predicting parking availability for one or more road segments based on the map-matched probe data points. A method may include: receiving probe data points from a vehicle, where each probe data point includes a location; determining, from the probe data... Here Global B v

Visual odometry for low illumination conditions using fixed light sources

First and second image data is captured comprising a first and second image, respectively. A fixed light source is identified in each of the first and second images. A first ground plane is determined in the first image data. A first (second) intersection is determined, wherein the first (second) intersection... Here Global B v

Vehicle charging lanes

Embodiments include apparatus and methods for implementing lane charging for a roadway. A road segment in a geographic region is identified from a geographic database. The road segment may be identified based on the geographic position of a vehicle. A lane charging management device receives real time data related to... Here Global B v

Data mining in a digital map database to identify blind intersections along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle

Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a blind intersection along a section of road. A database that represents the road network is used to determine locations where a... Here Global B v

Generalization factor based generation of navigation data

A method is disclosed comprising: determining, using a processor, a generalization factor associated with a data element of a database comprising navigation data, the generalization factor depending on a usage information associated with the data element, wherein the generalization factor is indicative to a level of details of a new... Here Global B v

Providing an indication of a heading of a mobile device

An apparatus estimates successive headings of a mobile device based on respective results of measurements by the mobile device on radio signal transmitted by a plurality of transmitters to obtain estimated headings (201). It computes a mean heading based on a predetermined number of the estimated headings and computing a... Here Global B v

Reducing size of update package data for navigation databases

A method includes identifying, in or after a second process of compiling data that yields a second navigation database, a navigation data item having a changed position in a list of the second navigation database. The changed position is different to a previous position of the navigation data item in... Here Global B v

Method and using virtual probe points for routing or navigation purposes

A method, apparatus and computer program product utilize virtual probe points, such as in combination with traditional probe points, for various routing and navigation purposes. In the context of a method, virtual probe data is received from a plurality of sources. The virtual probe data includes a plurality of virtual... Here Global B v

Method and evaluating traffic approaching a junction at a lane level

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to analyze the vehicular speeds along a link that approaches a junction at the lane level. In the context of a method, a plurality of clusters of vehicular speeds are identified from probe data along a first multi-lane link that approaches... Here Global B v

Method and determining split lane traffic conditions utilizing both multimedia data and probe data

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to improve the identification and characterization of split lane traffic and other multi-modality traffic conditions. In the context of a method, multimedia data from a camera is received that is representative of traffic conditions along a road segment upstream of a... Here Global B v

Aerial image collection

In one embodiment, an aerial collection system includes an image collection field vehicle that travels at street level and an image collection aerial vehicle that travels in the air above the street. The aerial vehicle collects image data including at least a portion of the field vehicle. The field vehicle... Here Global B v

Method and system for using intersecting electronic horizons

A method and system for using data associated with a first vehicle and a given road segment defined for a road network and using data associated with a second vehicle and the given road segment to determine a multi-vehicle probability value that indicates a probability that the first vehicle and... Here Global B v

Interchangeable user input control components

In one example, a controller of a camera is configured to detect a mechanical connection of an accessory for the camera through data received by a sensor. The accessory includes a physical component that performs a function for the camera. The function may replace an existing function of the camera... Here Global B v

Map having computer executable instructions embedded therein

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are provided. An example method comprises accessing a record for a particular traversable map element. The record comprises an executable instruction. The example method further comprises receiving sensor data from one or more sensors. The sensor data corresponds to the particular traversable map... Here Global B v

01/18/18 / #20180017407

Method, apparatus and computer program product for a navigation system user interface

Embodiments described herein may provide a method for presenting a list of relevance-ranked milestone locations in a navigation system user interface. Methods may include: determining a current, map-matched location and a direction of travel; determining a plurality of milestone locations based on the current, map-matched location and the direction of... Here Global B v

01/18/18 / #20180018799

Method and non-occluding overlay of user interface or information elements on a contextual mao

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for non-occluding overlay of user interface or information elements on a contextual map. A method is provided for receiving map data and location data, determining, using a processor, relevant map elements based on the location data; and determining an information element... Here Global B v

01/18/18 / #20180020324

Device location verification for updated map data

Systems and methods for verifying a device requesting map data is within an approved geographic boundary. The method includes receiving a request including a route hop count and a latency value calculated from the device to a network node. The route hop count and latency values are compared against threshold... Here Global B v

01/04/18 / #20180003512

Iterative map learning based on vehicle on-board sensor data

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are provided. An example method comprises receiving a change trigger; and providing two or more map versions to a plurality of vehicle apparatuses. The map versions may comprise a stable map version and a changed map version. The example method further comprises receiving... Here Global B v

01/04/18 / #20180005454

Method, apparatus and computer program product for adaptive venue zooming in a digital map interface

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for adaptive zoom control for zooming in on a venue beyond the maximum zoom level available in a digital map. An apparatus may be provided including at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code instructions.... Here Global B v

01/04/18 / #20180007654

Analysis and monitoring of a positioning infrastructure

It is disclosed a method comprising one or more of the following: a first determining whether or not at least one characteristic that has been derived from a coverage map being representative of respective coverage areas of a plurality of beacons deployed in an area is affected at least by... Here Global B v

12/28/17 / #20170370731

Notifications involved with attaching or detaching connectable vehicles

Navigation devices, systems, and methods for transmitting notifications to and/or receiving notifications from electronic devices associated with passengers of connectable vehicles are described herein. In one example, a method is provided for sending a notification regarding a planned detachment of a designated vehicle from a plurality of connected vehicles. The... Here Global B v

12/28/17 / #20170371023

Supporting positioning quality assurance

An apparatus obtains fingerprints that have been collected by at least one mobile device for supporting a positioning of other mobile devices. Each fingerprint comprises results of measurements on radio signals of at least one communication node at a particular location and an indication of the particular location. The apparatus... Here Global B v

12/28/17 / #20170371024

Supporting a collaborative collection of data

An apparatus obtains fingerprints that have been collected by a plurality of mobile devices at a particular site for supporting a positioning of other mobile devices, each fingerprint comprising results of measurements on radio signals of at least one communication node at a particular location and an indication of the... Here Global B v

12/28/17 / #20170371945

Reducing changes to a compiled database

It is disclosed to determine, in a second process of compiling data that yields a second compiled database, whether a first compiled database, which is yield from a first process of compiling data performed before the second process of compiling data, contains first object data defining a first object that... Here Global B v

12/28/17 / #20170372148

Lane level traffic

Lane level traffic levels are determined based on traffic camera images. A controller aligns a three-dimensional map with a traffic camera view, and identifies multiple lanes in the traffic camera view based on lane delineations of the three-dimensional map. The controller calculates a traffic parameter based on the multiple lanes... Here Global B v

12/21/17 / #20170363433

Vehicle usage-based pricing alerts

Methods, apparatus, computer program products, and systems for presenting a trip cost determination and/or a representation thereof to a user. An example method comprises receiving a pricing request comprising a user location and determining one or more cost model parameters, the one or more cost model parameters comprising at least... Here Global B v

12/21/17 / #20170363437

Method, apparatus and computer program product for a navigation user interface

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are therefore provided for providing a navigation user interface. The apparatus may be caused to: receive an indication of an origin and a destination; provide for presentation of a representation of the origin, a representation of the destination, and a representation of the... Here Global B v

12/21/17 / #20170365169

Method and determining location-based vehicle behavior

A method, apparatus and computer program product are described so as to provide more additional information regarding vehicular behavior. In the context of a method, information is received regarding a location of the vehicle at a plurality of instances in time. The plurality of instances in time define a time... Here Global B v

12/14/17 / #20170358204

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for processing sensor data

A method is provided that includes: receiving a plurality of estimated position points, each estimated position point including a timestamp, where each estimated position point is an estimate of a position of a vehicle at a time respective timestamp; receiving on or more path events, where each of the one... Here Global B v

12/14/17 / #20170359401

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing customizable caching strategy based on traffic pattern to optimize memory footprint and reduce latency

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to implement a customized caching strategy which optimizes the implementation based on usage patterns. In the context of a method a client request for a service is intercepted and an authentication check is performed for the client request based on cached... Here Global B v

12/14/17 / #20170359698

Enabling improved user experience with location estimates

In a system a map of a site is presented on a display. A user input specifying at least one path section in the map on the display is detected. A definition of the at least one path section is stored. A representation of a radio environment stored for the... Here Global B v

12/14/17 / #20170359796

Location estimates

A device obtains at least one characteristic of at least one radio signal detected at a mobile device that is located at a particular site and a representation of a radio environment for the site and a definition of at least one specified path section for the site. The at... Here Global B v

12/07/17 / #20170350708

Using of a novel map to improve performance of indoor positioning system

An apparatus that determines, based on a geometrical criterion and at least one map object of plurality of map objects, whether a map element of a first map element type or a second map element type shall be created; wherein elements of the first map element type are intended to... Here Global B v

12/07/17 / #20170350717

Method and route calculation considering potential mistakes

An approach is provided for route calculation using a navigation system by considering potential mistakes. The approach involves calculating, using the navigation system, at least one route. The approach also involves querying a map database to identify one or more intersections along the at least one route. The approach further... Here Global B v

12/07/17 / #20170352262

Method and classifying a traffic jam from probe data

An approach is provided for classifying a traffic jam from probe data. The approach involves receiving the probe data that is map-matched to a roadway on which the traffic jam is detected. The probe data is collected from one or more vehicles traveling the roadway. The approach also involves determining... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170341660

Determining speed information

Further presented are inter-alia corresponding apparatuses, a corresponding system and a corresponding computer program code.... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170343369

Determining speed information

Further presented are inter-alia corresponding apparatuses, a corresponding system and a corresponding computer program code.... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170343370

Determining speed information

Further presented are inter-alia corresponding apparatuses, a corresponding system and a corresponding computer program code.... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170343371

Determining speed information

Further presented are inter-alia corresponding apparatuses, a corresponding system and a corresponding computer program code.... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170343639

Supporting radio model quality assurance

An apparatus obtains fingerprints that have been collected by at least one mobile device for supporting a positioning of other mobile devices. Each fingerprint comprising results of measurements on radio signals of at least one communication node at a particular location and an indication of the particular location. The apparatus... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170343640

Checking the health of radio model data

An apparatus obtains results of measurements, which are performed by a mobile device on signals of communication nodes. The measurement results for each of the communication nodes include a signal strength related value and an identification of the communication node. The apparatus obtains for one of the communication nodes a... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170345104

Dynamic identification of businesses based on geo-business localized social signals

Web based business page data is received. Historical data for the web based business page data is compounded. Geo-business cells are generated based on business identification information. Relevancy values of each geo-business cell is determined based on historical data specific to the geo-business cell. Relevancy values associated with web based... Here Global B v

11/30/17 / #20170347228

Handling bluetooth low energy messages of radio tags for position determination

A method comprises: a mobile tag receiving at least one first Bluetooth Low Energy message transmitted from each of at least two fixed tags, each first Bluetooth Low Energy message including at least an identifier corresponding to the respective fixed tag; the mobile tag measuring a radio parameter for each... Here Global B v

11/23/17 / #20170336213

Sharing safety driving metrics for navigable segments

A method is disclosed, comprising holding available, by at least a first apparatus, data associated with each road segment of at least one road segment, said data comprising (i) a representative of a first metric associated with spatial properties associated with the respective road segment; (ii) at least one representative... Here Global B v

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11/23/17 / #20170336214

Ambiguity map match rating

Methods and apparatuses are provided for generating, using, and storing ambiguity ratings for map matching. In an embodiment, an ambiguity rating is generated using a road segment and a relationship of the road segment and other nearby road segments. The ambiguity rating may be stored in a cell based map.... Here Global B v

11/23/17 / #20170336218

Apparatus and associated providing u-turn guidance

provide an indication of the dynamically identified U-turn location for use in route navigation onto the different route of travel.... Here Global B v

11/23/17 / #20170337811

Determination of a free-flow speed for a link segment

A method comprising determining speed-time cluster application histogram data set for a link segment that comprises a plurality of speed-time cluster application histogram data elements, each speed-time cluster application histogram data element identifying a speed-time cluster and an applicable duration of the speed-time cluster for the link segment throughout a... Here Global B v

11/16/17 / #20170327128

Data mining in a digital map database to identify insufficient merge lanes along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle

Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection without traffic signals and without a sufficient merge lane. A database that represents the road network is used to determine... Here Global B v

11/16/17 / #20170332198

Map based feedback loop for vehicle observation

Embodiments include apparatus and method for collecting observation data for updating a geographic database. An initial observation is collected by a first mobile device, a first vehicle, or a first sensor. Along with the geographic position, data indicative of the first observation is send to a server. The central server... Here Global B v

11/16/17 / #20170332248

Determining one or more potential installation positions and/or areas for installing one or more radio positioning support devices

A method performed by an apparatus is presented which comprises determining one or more potential installation positions and/or areas for installing one or more radio positioning support devices in a predetermined environment, wherein said one or more potential installation positions and/or areas are determined at least partially based on at... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170322034

Dynamic traffic rendering

An initial geometry including one dimensional representation of a path is accessed. The initial geometry may be based on traffic data. An envelope size is identified based on the path. The envelope size may be derived from a width, functional classification, or lane quantity associated with the path. A processor... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170322035

Method and matching probe points to road segments utilizing a trajectory identifier

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to match probe points to road segments utilizing a trajectory identifier, thereby increasing the accuracy with which probe points, such as probe points in ambiguous locations, are matched to road segments. For a probe point having a respective trajectory identifier (ID)... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170322036

Stitching mixed-version map tiles in hybrid navigation for partial map updates

Methods, apparatus, computer program products, and systems related to partial map updates are provided. An example embodiment provides a method comprising receiving updated map data comprises a plurality of links. One or more changed or new are identified links. The method further comprises determining a tiling of the updated map... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170322037

Stitching mixed-version map tiles in hybrid navigation for partial map updates

Methods, apparatus, computer program products, and systems related to partial map updates are provided. An example embodiment provides a method comprising receiving a map update for at least a first tile comprising map update data. The map update comprises updated map data for the first tile and previous map data... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170323563

Determination of an average traffic speed

Navigation devices, services, and methods are provided for determining an average traffic speed for a path segment using probe data from a plurality of navigation devices. The method for determining an average traffic speed may include retrieving probe data from a plurality of navigation devices, each navigation device traveling over... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170324495

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for selecting weather stations

A method is provided herein for selecting a combination of a subset of weather stations from among a plurality of weather stations for estimating the weather at a specific location. The method may include: receiving an indication of a plurality of weather stations within a predefined area, where the predefined... Here Global B v

11/09/17 / #20170325070

Positioning performance

An apparatus obtains test data, which comprises radio samples with associated indications of reference locations. The apparatus estimates for each of a plurality of representations of a radio environment positions based on the radio samples of the test data and on the respective representation. Each representation has been generated based... Here Global B v

11/02/17 / #20170314933

Data mining to identify locations of potentially hazardous conditions for vehicle operation and use thereof

Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle. A database that represents the road network is used to determine locations where a potentially hazardous condition exists. Then, precautionary action data is added... Here Global B v

11/02/17 / #20170314934

Map matching quality evaluation

A method is provided for generating ground truth data for positional data with matched road segments. The method comprises identifying a route comprising one or more road segments. Positional data, collected while traveling the route, is received. A plurality of candidate road segments is identified. The positional data is matched... Here Global B v

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11/02/17 / #20170314935

Referencing closed area geometry

Embodiments includes systems and methods for referencing a dynamic closed geometry event to a map tile for a navigation application. The dynamic closed geometry event changes in geographic coverage area over time. In response to receipt of data indicative of the dynamic closed geometry event in map agnostic coordinates, a... Here Global B v

11/02/17 / #20170314936

Method and disambiguating probe points within an ambiguous probe region

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to disambiguate probe points within an ambiguous probe regions to permit more reliable association with a road segment. In regards to a method, probe trajectory identifiers (IDs) of probe points along at least a portion of the first and second branches... Here Global B v

11/02/17 / #20170316698

Accident notifications

A method comprising receiving sensor information from at least one sensor, determining that a vehicle was involved in an accident based, at least in part, on the sensor information, determining that an informative notification criteria is satisfied based, at least in part, on the accident, sending an informative notification in... Here Global B v

11/02/17 / #20170318117

Method and providing selection and prioritization of sensor data

An approach is provided for processing and transmitting sensor data in a bandwidth efficient manner. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a specification of one or more prioritization attributes for one or more sensors associated with at least one transmitting entity. The approach further involves processing and/or facilitating... Here Global B v

10/26/17 / #20170307389

Method and use in navigational applications

A method comprising providing or receiving updated information, previous and said updated information associated with a geographic region, said previous information comprising information about one or more links usable for connecting to one or more links in a different geographic region, and said updated information comprising at least said previous... Here Global B v

10/26/17 / #20170309171

Traffic volume estimation

Systems and methods for using a plurality of probe reports to augment a geographic database with traffic volume data. The plurality of probe reports are identified for a road segment for a time period. A probe value is determined for the road segment for the time period based on the... Here Global B v

10/26/17 / #20170309172

Node-centric navigation optimization

Vehicle position data from vehicles on a roadway are received. Affected nodes of the roadway are identified based on the vehicle position data. The roadway graph, representative of the roadway, is updated based on the affected nodes of the roadway. Routes of each vehicle are optimized based on updates to... Here Global B v

10/19/17 / #20170301232

Intersection map message creation for vehicle communication

In one embodiment, a method for intersection MAP message creation for vehicle communication is provided. The method includes receiving, over a network, map data for an intersection. A processor calculates a reference point location for the intersection from the map data and calculates offset values relative to the reference point... Here Global B v

10/19/17 / #20170303087

Assigning location information to wireless local area network access points

An apparatus receives a message including results of measurements on signals of a WLAN access point. The apparatus determines as a first condition whether the message comprises no indication of a position obtained in a non-cell based positioning and/or no information enabling a non-cell based positioning. The apparatus determines as... Here Global B v

10/12/17 / #20170293296

Method, apparatus and computer program product for grouping vehicles into a platoon

A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for grouping a plurality of vehicles together into a platoon and using navigation and other available data to optimize the efficiencies of operating the vehicles together as a platoon. Methods may include receiving a first trip request including a first vehicle... Here Global B v

10/12/17 / #20170293857

Distributed online learning for privacy-preserving personal predictive models

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products are provided for providing distributed online learning for personal predictive models that preserves user privacy. An example method comprises receiving model updates based at least in part on synchronization metadata. The model update comprises one or more received model parameter updates. The received... Here Global B v

10/12/17 / #20170294036

Supporting a creation of a representation of road geometry

A system including at least one apparatus creates a representation of a road geometry from a plurality of sets of data, each set of data including at least an indication of a position and an indication of a heading of a mobile object. The system detects an intersection in the... Here Global B v

10/05/17 / #20170284812

Road geometry matching with componentized junction models

In one embodiment, a method for road geometry matching with componentized junction models is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of predefined road component models, receiving map data representing a physical road junction, selecting a subset of the plurality of road component models to characterize the physical road junction... Here Global B v

10/05/17 / #20170285129

Method and uploading radio maps

In accordance with an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first receiver configured to receive a first partial radio map and a second partial radio map, a processor configured to compare the first partial radio map and the second partial radio map, and the processor further configured to determine to... Here Global B v

10/05/17 / #20170287337

Learning lanes from radar sensors

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for determining lane information of a roadway segment from vehicle probe data. Probe data is received from radar sensors of vehicles at a road segment, where the probe data includes an identification of static objects and dynamic objects in proximity to the respective vehicles... Here Global B v

09/28/17 / #20170276834

Selecting a weather estimation algorithm and providing a weather estimate

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products are provided for selecting a weather estimation algorithm and providing a weather estimate based thereon. In an example embodiment a method is provided that comprises receiving request location information by a processor, identifying one or more weather stations, and determining a distance from... Here Global B v

09/28/17 / #20170277716

Map updates from a connected vehicle fleet

A road furniture item or another type of road object is detected by at least one sensor. An associated geographic position associated with the road furniture item or road object is determined. After a predetermined time is reached, the geographic position is compared to a local database. A remote database... Here Global B v

09/21/17 / #20170268887

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for correlating probe data with map data

A method is provided for partitioning probe data into a plurality of subsets, map matching a portion of the subsets and establishing a route based on the map-matched subsets of probe data. A method is provided that includes: receiving probe data points from a plurality of probes, where an uncertainty... Here Global B v

09/21/17 / #20170268894

Predicting short term travel behavior with unknown destination

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for predicting short term travel behavior of a user without knowing the user's destination. In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method comprises receiving historical location information for a vehicle and querying a set of indexed partial routes. A partial route of... Here Global B v

09/21/17 / #20170268901

Enabling alert messages in a vehicle

A feature for a motor vehicle that takes precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network in the vicinity ahead of the vehicle. The feature uses a data representation of the road network extending from the current vehicle position out to an extent. The data representation of the... Here Global B v

09/21/17 / #20170269221

Supporting an estimation of satellite locations

An apparatus computes first locations of a satellite for several points in time based on a first set of parameters values broadcast by the satellite for a first validity period and second locations of the satellite for these points in time based on a second set of parameter values with... Here Global B v

09/21/17 / #20170270791

Method and automated service schedule derivation and updating

A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for automatically determining or fine-tuning bus service schedules for bus stops along a route. One example method includes causing reception of GPS data from a plurality of buses or uses from along a transit route, the GPS data comprised of a... Here Global B v








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