(19)
(11)EP 2 608 186 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
30.07.2014 Bulletin 2014/31

(43)Date of publication A2:
26.06.2013 Bulletin 2013/26

(21)Application number: 12198548.5

(22)Date of filing:  20.12.2012
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G08G 1/16(2006.01)
B62D 53/00(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 20.12.2011 US 201113331598

(71)Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Skvarce, Jeffrey R.
    Clarkston, MI 48346 (US)
  • Krill, Lorraine C.
    Macomb Township, MI 48042 (US)
  • Weber, Jeffrey
    Royal Oak, MI 48073 (US)

(74)Representative: Isarpatent 
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Friedrichstrasse 31
80801 München
80801 München (DE)

  


(54)Trailer backing path prediction using GPS and camera images


(57) A method of controlling a vehicle and trailer assembly comprises obtaining an image for a current position of the vehicle and trailer assembly from a GPS system. The image is displayed on a display screen and a location is selected to indicate a desired final position for the vehicle and trailer assembly. An intended trailer backing path is determined with the desired final position of the vehicle and trailer assembly and a predicted trailer backing path is determined based upon a steering angle of the vehicle and an angle between the vehicle and the trailer. The predicted trailer backing path and the intended trailer backing path are displayed on the display screen to assist the operator in steering the vehicle.







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