(19)
(11)EP 3 150 966 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(21)Application number: 16200794.2

(22)Date of filing:  27.07.2012
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01C 21/36(2006.01)
B60R 1/06(2006.01)
G01C 21/26(2006.01)
B60R 1/12(2006.01)

(54)

NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATION

NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR NAVIGATION

SYSTÈME DE NAVIGATION ET PROCÉDÉ DE NAVIGATION


(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

(43)Date of publication of application:
05.04.2017 Bulletin 2017/14

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
12005513.2 / 2690406

(73)Proprietor: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
76307 Karlsbad (DE)

(72)Inventor:
  • Hansen, Lars
    80939 München (DE)

(74)Representative: Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
FR-A1- 2 783 778
FR-A1- 2 876 205
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] FR2783778 discloses a navigation system of a vehicle comprising a first and a second display associated with a right and a left outside mirror of the vehicle and a control unit configured to control the output of different graphic information on the first and the second display based on the current position of the vehicle. FR28767205 discloses a display located behind a mirror surface of a mirror inside of a vehicle.

    [0002] US 2010/245701 A1 shows a mirror with a monitor for a vehicle that allows display light to pass through a region of a mirror surface thereof from a back side of the mirror surface to be visually recognized by a driver, in which the region that transmits the display light is improved to have an adequate reflectance when the monitor provides no display and to transmit an increased amount of display light compared with conventional to increase the viewability of the display when the monitor provides display. US 2010/245701 A1 shows a mirror with a monitor for a vehicle that allows linearly polarized display light emitted from a light emitting display device to pass through a region of the mirror surface from a back side of the mirror surface thereof to be visually recognized by a viewer, wherein the region of the mirror surface through which the display light passes Is formed of a reflective polarizing film having a polarization direction that agrees with the polarization direction of the display light, and a region of the mirror surface adjacent to the reflective polarizing film Is formed of a reflective film formed of a reflective metal film or a dielectric multilayer film. Since the region of the mirror surface that transmits the display light is formed of a reflective polarizing film having a polarization direction that agrees with the polarization direction of the display light, the amount of display light transmitted increases and the viewability of the display Is Improved. The reflective metal film can be a Cr, Ni, Al, Fe, Ag, or Pd film.

    [0003] EP 2 068 121 B1 shows a navigation system Including route guidance function and method of providing route guidance to a user. The screen outputs may be displayed on a display screen of a navigation device which Is capable of providing so-called split screen function. On the left hand side of screen output, is shown a part of a map Indicating various roads and a highlighted route calculated by a route processing unit of the navigation system. The route processing unit has determined a maneuver point at which the user is required to make a maneuver from the road on which the user is travelling in a first direction to a movement in another almost perpendicular direction, for example, when changing the road. On the right hand side of the screen output, information regarding the route is shown in the form of an arrow which indicates a right turn in e.g. 500 m at the maneuver point. As the vehicle indicated by a vehicle position indicator approaches the maneuver point, the information regarding the route changes to an arrow indicating a destination to the maneuver point of e.g. 300 m.

    [0004] US 2007/0162229 A1 shows a navigation system for a vehicle with an information display at an interior rearview mirror assembly. The information display displays information for viewing by a driver of the vehicle. The information display is located behind the reflective element of the rearview mirror and is viewable through the reflective element by the driver of the vehicle.

    [0005] JP 2010089705 A shows a rearview mirror with car navigation and camera image. The DE 10 2010 007 766 A1 shows a mirror with a monitor for a vehicle. The mirror with the monitor makes it possible for linearly polarized display light, emitted from a light emitting display device, to pass through an area of the mirror surface from a back of the mirror surface thereof to be visually recognized by a viewer. The area of the mirror surface through which the display light passes is formed of a reflective polarizing film having a polarization direction that agrees with the polarization direction of the display light. An area of the mirror surface adjacent to the reflective polarizing film is formed of a reflective film. The reflective film is formed of a reflective metal film or a dielectric multilayer film.

    [0006] According to one aspect, an improvement to a navigation system is described through a navigation system with the features of independent claim 1. Advantageous refinements are the subject of dependent claims and included in the description.

    [0007] Accordingly, a navigation system of a motor vehicle is provided. The navigation system has a first display and a second display.The first display is arranged behind a first mirror surface of a right outside mirror of the vehicle. The second display is arranged behind a second mirror surface of a left outside mirror of the vehicle. Viewing in the forward driving direction the left outside mirror is on the left hand side of the driver and right outside mirror is on the right hand side of the driver. The first display and/or the second display may be formed for a one colour or, in some embodiments, for a multi colour image. The first display and/or the second display and the left outside mirror and/or the right outside mirror may be formed in such a way that display light of the respective display passes through the mirror surface.

    [0008] The navigation system has a control unit, controlling an output of different graphic information on the first display and the second display. The control unit is connected to the first display and the second display.
    As an alternative to a wireless connection, the connection to the first display and/or second display may be hard-wired. The control unit may have an electronic circuit with an arithmetic unit for running a program sequence.

    [0009] The control unit is configured to determine a current maneuver instruction, based on a route and a current position of the vehicle. The route may be calculated from a start to a destination with a number of maneuvers and associated maneuver instructions. The control unit may have a receiver (GPS) for determining the current position of the vehicle.

    [0010] The control unit is configured to control the output of different graphic information on the first display and the second display, based on the current maneuver instruction.

    [0011] According to an additional aspect, a method for navigation is improved with the features of independent claim 14. Various refinements are included in the description.

    [0012] Accordingly, a method for vehicle navigation is provided. In the method, an output of different graphic information on a first display, which is arranged behind a mirror surface of a right outside mirror of the vehicle, and on a second display, which is arranged behind a mirror surface of a left outside mirror of the vehicle, is controlled by means of a control unit.

    [0013] A current maneuver instruction is determined by the control unit,
    based on a route and a current position of the vehicle. The output of different graphic information on the first display and the second display is controlled by the control unit, based on the current maneuver instructions.

    [0014] The refinements described hereinafter relate to the navigation system and to the method for navigation. In this regard, the functions of the navigation system emerge from the associated process steps. Likewise, the process steps may be derived from the functions of the navigation system.

    [0015] According to one embodiment, the graphic information may differ at least in regard to the graphic presentation of map data on the first display and the second display. For example, an arrow for turning right is shown exclusively on the first display, whereas an arrow for turning left is shown exclusively on the second display.

    [0016] In another embodiment, the control unit may be configured to control the visual display of graphic information on the first display. The displayed graphic information may be map data being associated with the right side of the vehicle. For example, road junctions and/or street names and/or traffic rules, which are on the right side of the vehicle, are shown on the first display

    [0017] In another embodiment, the control unit may be configured to control the visual display of graphic information on the second display.The displayed graphic information may be map data being associated with the left side of the vehicle. For example, road junctions and/or street names and/or traffic rules, which are on the left side of the vehicle, are shown on the second display.

    [0018] According to another embodiment, the control unit may be configured to control a first change in the graphic information on the first display and a second change in the graphic information on the second display, depending on a change in the current position in particular at the time of approaching a maneuver point of the current maneuver instruction. In particular the first dynamical change and the second dynamical change may be different.

    [0019] The control unit may have an interface, the interface being configured to connect to the first display and the second display. Possible connections may be a wireless connection or direct cabling or a bus,such as a CAN or MOST or optical fiber (OF).

    [0020] In one embodiment, the control unit may be configured to control separately the first display by means of a first control routine and the second display by means of a second control routine. The first control routine and the second control routine may be components of a program sequence in an arithmetic unit of the control device.

    [0021] The control unit may be configured to change, particularly to activate and to deactivate, the output of graphic information on the first display and/or the output of graphic information on the second display. The control unit may be configured to perform the change based on input from a user, for example, the driver, by means of an input unit. Part of the graphic information may be turned on and off separately by the user input, such as, for example, the text or warning symbols, etc. The navigation system may have an input unit, such as, for example, buttons or a touchscreen, or the like.

    [0022] In one embodiment, the control unit may be configured to control a change of a distance symbol as graphic information to display the distance on the first display and/or on the second display, based on a distance to a maneuver point of the current maneuver instruction. In addition, it is possible to provide the distance as a numerical value, for example, in meters on the first display and/or the second display.

    [0023] According to one embodiment, the control unit may be configured to output different graphic information, to control the output of a first symbol on the first display and the output of no symbol or a second symbol on the second display, when the maneuver instruction is associated with a right turn. In this case, the first symbol and the second symbol are different, for example.

    [0024] According to one embodiment, the control unit may be configured to output different graphic information, to control the output of a third symbol on the second display and the output of no symbol or a fourth symbol on the first display, when the maneuver instruction is associated with a left turn. In this case, the third symbol and the fourth symbol are different, for example.

    [0025] The control unit may be set up to control the output of symbols as graphic information, in which case the maneuver instruction of the route may be associated with a symbol. Alternatively or in combination, the control unit may be configured to control the output of text, such as maneuver instructions or street names on the first display and/or the second display. The control unit may be configured to control separately the output of symbols and/or text on the first display and the second display. As a result, separate information outputs may occur for the left side and the right side.

    [0026] The navigation system has a third display, which is arranged in the interior of the vehicle. The control unit is connected to the third display in the interior of the vehicle. The control unit is configured to control the output of different graphic information on the first display, the second display, and the third display, based on the current maneuver instruction. In particular, a map display occurs on the third display and optionally, in addition, a turn-by-turn instruction by means of associated symbols. In this case, the output of information in the first display and in the second display may be reduced compared with the output of information in the third display. For example the third display or an additional fourth display is integrated into an interior rear view mirror additionally displaying a distance to an object outside the vehicle, the distance being measured by means of a distance sensor.

    [0027] The control unit may be configured to control a brightness of the graphic information on the first display and/or on the second display. To adjust the brightness, for example, the power is controlled or the colour values are changed. The brightness may be controlled by means of a light sensor sensing the light intensity inside and/or outside the vehicle.Also it is possible to control the brightness on the first and second display differently, e.g. based on the current maneuver instruction.

    [0028] The previously described refinement variants are especially advantageous both individually and in combination. In this regard, all refinement variants can be combined with one another. Some possible combinations are explained in the description of the exemplary embodiments shown in the figures. These possible combinations of the refinement variants, depicted therein, are not definitive, however.

    [0029] On or more embodiments will be described in greater detail using graphic illustrations.

    [0030] In the drawings:
    FIGS. 1a and 1b
    show a schematic interior view of a motor vehicle with a navigation system,
    FIG. 2
    shows a schematic view of a navigation system,
    Fig. 3a, 3b, 3c
    show schematically a symbol displayed by a LED display for a semi-transparent mirror surface, and
    Fig. 4a, 4b, 4c.
    show schematically a rotation of a symbol displayed by a display for a semi-transparent mirror surface.


    [0031] Schematic interior views of a motor vehicle are shown in FIGS. 1a and 1b. The vehicle may have an interior mirror 910 and a right outside mirror 200 and a left outside mirror 300. In this regard, the vehicle sides right and left are defined in the driving direction. Right outside mirror 200 may be used by the driver to observe the rear traffic on the right side of the vehicle. In contrast, left outside mirror 300 may be used by the driver to observe the rear traffic on the left side of the vehicle, regardless of whether the vehicle is a left hand drive or right hand drive vehicle.

    [0032] The navigation system shown in the exemplary embodiment of FIGS. 1a and 1b has a first display 210, which is arranged behind a first mirror surface 220 of right outside mirror 200 of the vehicle. In this case, the display light of display 210 may pass through mirror surface 220, the display light in FIG. 1a being shown as symbol 212. Here, display 210 may be visible to the driver only because of the display light, as shown in FIGS. 1a and 1b. FIG. 2 shows that display 210 may be arranged at the back, for example, on a transparent support material of the mirror.

    [0033] Moreover, the navigation system has a second display 310, which is arranged behind a second mirror surface 320 of a left outside mirror 300 of the vehicle. For example, left side mirror 300 is formed corresponding to right side mirror 200.

    [0034] Furthermore, the navigation system has a third display 100 which may be located centrally in the console of the vehicle. As shown in FIG. 1a, third display 100 shows a map view 110 with a calculated route 112a and a current position 111a of the motor vehicle. In another area of third display 100, a maneuver symbol of a turn-by-turn presentation 120 may be shown; here, the maneuver symbol may be associated with a maneuver instruction of an upcoming maneuver point 113a.

    [0035] An input unit 920 may be arranged in the center console of the vehicle. Input unit 920 may enable the driver to carry out an input, for example, to enter a destination address for calculating a route 112a, 112b into the navigation system. The navigation system may be configured to change the visual display by first display 210 and/or second display 310 by means of an input via input unit 920. Tirst display 210 and/or second display 310 may be activated or deactivated. The activation or deactivation may be controlled by a control unit, e.g. depending on a user input via input unit 920. Advantageously, a brightness of first display 210 and/or of second display 310 may be set by means of the input via input unit 920 or automatically by evaluating a light sensor signal (not shown).

    [0036] Side mirrors 200, 300 are provided with an LCD display or LED display behind a semi-transparent mirror surface. Display 210, 310 may be designed in one color or multicolored, particularly as a dot matrix, which may enable a visual display of any symbols 212, 211, 312, 311 and/or a visual display of text. In this case, the display light of display 210, 310 may pass through mirror surface 220, 320. Display 210, 310 may be connected by a bus cable 420, 430 to a control unit 400 of a central navigation device, arranged within the vehicle interior. Connections 420, 430 are shown by way of example in FIG. 2. Route guidance symbols 212, 211, 312, 311 or associated control commands, particularly for turning maneuvers, may be transmitted to display 210, 310 by means of bus cable 420, 430. Symbols 212, 211, 312, 311 may be adjusted dynamically during the turning process. For example, a shape of a direction arrow of the symbol may be changed position-dependent, so that the shape of the arrow is different at the beginning and at the end of the turning process.

    [0037] If there is a change in direction described by the navigation route, a direction indicator in the form of the route guidance symbol 212, 211, 312, 311 may be shown on side mirror 200, 300. Typically, the driver uses during a right turn the right outside mirror 200 viewing backward traffic, the right outside mirror 200 having first display 210. The driver uses during a left turn the left outside mirror 300 viewing backward traffic, the left outside mirror 300 having second display 310. In this case, during turning or lane change the view of the driver may be focused on side mirrors 200, 300 rather than on the central display 100 of the navigation system. The driver can also orient himself during the turning process further with use of display 210, 310 in outside mirror 200, 300, whether he has in fact selected the correct road junction.

    [0038] It is shown in FIGS. 1a and 1b how control unit 400 is configured to control the output of different information on first display 210 and second display 310, based on a current maneuver instruction. In FIG. 1a, map view 110 may show that the driver turns right at the next maneuver point on route 112a. Current position 111a of the vehicle on route 112a may be about 300 m away from maneuver point 113a, as is shown in the text in the right half of display 120 of central display 100.

    [0039] In addition to the display in central display 100, a symbol 212 may be shown, which is associated with the maneuver instruction at maneuver point 113a, by means of first display 210 of right side mirror 200. In the embodiment of FIG. 1a, an arrow in the turning direction may be shown by first display 210. In addition, road junctions on the right side which precede maneuver point 113a may be shown. So the driver must pass the preceding junctions shown in first display 210 before turning.

    [0040] In addition, in the exemplary embodiment of FIG. 1a, a distance symbol 211 in the form of a bar graph may be indicated by first display 210. Distance symbol 211 may be changed dynamically with the change in distance to maneuver point 113a, so that the driver solely based on the visual display in first display 210 can see the correct junction/exit. In this case, the visual display in first display 210 may show the symbol 212 at the same time in which the driver should recognize rear traffic in right outside rearview mirror 200, particularly a cyclist, etc. It is important here that the presentation in first display 210 is especially simple; the information in the presentation in first display 210 may be reduced, particularly significantly reduced, compared with the presentation in central display 100.

    [0041] In contrast, the left outside rearview mirror is of minor importance in case of a right turn in FIG. 1a. In one embodiment of FIG. 1a, the visual displays in first display 210 and second display 310 may be therefore different. In one embodiment of FIG. 1a the second display 310 may show no symbols. Alternatively to the presentation in FIG. 1a, in another embodiment (not shown) a symbol for do-not-turn may be shown in second display 310.

    [0042] Unlike in FIG. 1a, the case of the left turn is shown schematically in FIG. 1b. In this case, route 112b at a distance of 400 m at the next maneuver point 113b may specify a left turn; here, the driver proceeding from current position 111b must first pass two road junctions on the left. In one embodiment of FIG. 1b, a symbol 312 with a dynamic distance indicator 311 may be shown only in second display 310 of left outside mirror 300 in that the display light of second display 310 may pass through mirror surface 320 of left outside mirror 300.

    [0043] Additionally to one embodiment of FIGS. 1a and 1b, a visual display of text 219, 319 is shown in FIG. 2. In first display 210 a street name 219 "Regent St." of the next turn may be indicated, which may be exclusively on the right side. In contrast, on second display 310 a street name 319 "Monroe St." may indicated, which may exclusively on the left side. It is possible to show only the street name of the next turn. Additional textual information on the first display 210 and second display 310 may be independently indicated, belonging to the right side or left side respectively.

    [0044] In addition to the different presentation in first display 210 and in second display 310, in individual cases depending on the current maneuver instruction, for example, when driving straight, the same information can be shown in first display 210 and in second display 310, for example, in driving straight an arrow straight ahead in the driving direction.

    [0045] In the case that no route is calculated (not shown in FIGS 1a and 1b) the control unit 400 may still be configured to determine the current position. The control unit 400 may be configured to output a graphic information differently on the first display 210 and the second display 310 based on the current position only. For example street names of the closest intersections or a current no-passing symbol or a current speed limit may be indicated. If the current position is determined by means of distance sensors in relation to other objects close to the vehicle the graphic information may contain distance information, e.g. a distance bar or a distance value (deactivated in FIGS 1a, 1b, 2). If a parking position is determined the graphic information at least temporarily indicated may contain a locked-unlocked status and/or a anti-theft status and/or a switched-on status of a current consumer (e.g. interior light) of the vehicle. The graphic information may be at least temporarily indicated by the display 210, 310 on the driver side (deactivated in FIGS 1a, 1b, 2).

    [0046] A navigation system is shown schematically in FIG. 2. The navigation system has a control unit 400 which may have an electronic circuit with an arithmetic unit for running a program sequence. The control function of indications in the first display 210 and the second display 310 may be implemented as a part of the program sequence.

    [0047] The navigation system has a first display 210, which is arranged behind a first mirror surface 220 of a right outside mirror 200 of a vehicle. The display light of display 210 may pass through mirror surface 220. First display 210 may have first interface electronic 290, connected via a connection 420, for example, a bus connection, to a first terminal 421 of control unit 400.

    [0048] The navigation system has a second display 310, which is arranged behind a second mirror surface 320 of a left outside mirror 300 of the vehicle. Second display 310 may have second interface electronic 390, connected via a connection 430, for example, a bus connection, to a second terminal 431 of control unit 400. First terminal 421 and second terminal 431 can be, for example, terminals for bus connection to display 210, 310 like CAN or MOST or direct cabling for display 210, 310.

    [0049] The navigation system has a third display 100, which is arranged in the interior of the vehicle. For example, third display 100 is arranged in a console of the vehicle. Third display 100 may be connected via a connection 410, for example, a bus connection, to a third terminal 411 of control unit 400. Third terminal 411 may be a terminal for CAN, MOST, OF, or direct cabling for third display 100. Third display 100 is designed for the graphic presentation of maps in an area 110 and, optionally, for the presentation of a turn-by-turn symbol in another area 120.

    [0050] Control unit 400 is configured to control an output of graphic information 212, 312 on first display 210, second display 310, and third display 100 by means of connections 410, 420, 430.
    An example of a LED display for a semi-transparent mirror surface is schematically shown in FIGS 3a through 3c. The display may show an arrow 212 of a turning instruction and a preceding junction 213 schematically. Each filled circle schematically shows a highlighted LED, each empty circle shows a non-luminous LED. In FIG. 3a all LED are highlighting, notifying that the junction 213 has not been passed. In FIG. 3b one LED may be switched off, indication that the vehicle approaches the maneuver point. The LEDs of the junction 213 may still be highlighting, indicating that the junction 213 still has not been passed. In FIG. 3c the LEDs of the junction 213 may be switched off, indicating that the junction 213 has been passed already.

    [0051] Another example of a display for a semi-transparent mirror surface is schematically shown in FIGS 4a through 4c. In FIG. 4a the display may show an arrow 212 of a turning instruction and a preceding junction 213 schematically. Approaching the maneuver point in FIG. 4b the symbol 212' may be rotated although the shape of the symbol 212' is unchanged. In FIG 4c the situation is shown, when the vehicle may just have entered the new road after the maneuver point. The arrow 212" now may point into the direction of the new road of the route after the intersection of the last maneuver point. Optionally to the rotation of the symbol 212, 212', 212" a distance indicator may be used. In FIGS 4b and 4c the symbol 212', 212" may be filled with two colors, the transition 211 between white and black showing the distance, which is zero in FIG. 4c. The driver can easily recognize the drive direction by viewing the current rotation angle of the symbol. In this way a compass function may be used.

    [0052] The disclosure is not limited to the shown embodiment variants of FIGS. 1a through 4c. For example, it is possible to additionally use different display technologies, the presentation being produced, for example, by a change in the reflection properties of mirror surface 220, 320 of outside mirror 200, 300. It is also possible to additionally present other symbols and text as graphic information in the first display 210 and second display 310. Additionally symbols concerning traffic rules may be displayed in the first display 210 and second display 310. For example a speed limit symbol and/or a no-passing symbol and/or a ban on turns symbol may be displayed.

    List of Reference Characters



    [0053] 
    100, 210, 310
    display
    110, 120
    display area
    111a, 111b
    current position
    112a, 112b
    route
    113a, 113b
    maneuver point
    200, 300
    outside mirror
    211, 311
    distance indicator
    212, 212', 212", 312
    symbol
    213
    symbol for an intersection
    219, 319
    text, street name
    220, 320
    mirror surface
    290, 390
    interface electronics
    400
    control unit
    410, 420, 430
    connection, bus
    411, 421, 431
    interface
    910
    interior rearvlew mirror
    920
    input unit



    Claims

    1. A navigation system of a vehicle comprising:

    - a first display (210),

    - a second display (310),

    - a third display (100), which is arranged in the interior of the vehicle, and

    - a control unit (400) connected to the first display (210), the second display (310) and the third display (100) to control an output of graphic information (110, 120, 212, 312) on the first display (210), the second display (310) and the third display (100),

    wherein the control unit (400) is configured to determine a current maneuver instruction, based on a route (112a, 112b) and a current position (111a, 111b) of the vehicle,
    wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control the visual display of graphic information (212) on the first display, the displayed graphic information (212) being map data associated with the right side of the vehicle,
    wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control the visual display of graphic information (312) on the second display, the displayed graphic information (312) being map data associated with the left side of the vehicle,
    wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control the output of different graphic information (110, 120, 212, 312) on the first display (210), the second display (310) and the third display (100), based on the current maneuver instruction,
    wherein the output of graphic information on the first display and on the second display is simplified compared with the output of graphic information on the third display, and
    wherein the output of graphic information on the third display (100) comprises a map view (110) with the route (112a, 112b) and the current position (111a, 111b) of the vehicle;
    characterized in that
    the first display (210) is arranged behind a first mirror surface (220) of a right outside mirror (200) of the vehicle, and
    the second display (310) is arranged behind a second mirror surface (320) of a left outside mirror (300) of the vehicle.
     
    2. The navigation system according to claim 1, wherein the first display and/or the second display may be formed for a one color or for a multi color image.
     
    3. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the connection of the control unit to the first display and/or the second display is hard-wired or wireless.
     
    4. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control a first change in the graphic information (212) on the first display (210) and a second change in the graphic information (312) on the second display (310) depending on a change in the current position (111a, 111b) with an approach to a maneuver point (113a, 113b) of the maneuver instruction.
     
    5. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) has an interface (421, 431), configured to connect to the first display (210) and the second display (310).
     
    6. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control separately the first display (210) by means of a first control routine and the second display (310) by means of a second control routine.
     
    7. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to activate and to deactivate the output of graphic information (212) on the first display (210) and/or the output of graphic information (312) on the second display (310), based on input from a user.
     
    8. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control a change of a distance symbol (211, 311) as graphic information to display the distance on the first display (210) and/or on the second display (310), based on a distance to a maneuver point (113a, 113b) of the current maneuver instruction.
     
    9. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein

    - the control unit (400) is configured to output different graphic information, to control the output of a first symbol (212) on the first display (210) and the output of no symbol or a second symbol on the second display (310), when the maneuver instruction is associated with a right turn, wherein the first symbol (212) and the second symbol are different, and/or

    - the control unit (400) is configured to output different graphic information, to control the output of a third symbol (312) on the second display (310) and the output of no symbol or a fourth symbol on the first display (210), when the maneuver instruction is associated with a left turn, wherein the third symbol (312) and the fourth symbol are different.


     
    10. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control the output of a symbol as graphic information (212, 312), wherein the symbol is associated with the current maneuver instruction of the route (112a, 112b) and/or the current position (111a, 111b).
     
    11. The navigation system according to claim 10, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to rotate the symbol depending on the current position (111a, 111b).
     
    12. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control the output of text (219, 319) as graphic information, wherein the text (219, 319) is associated with the current maneuver instruction of the route (112a, 112b) and/or the current position (111a, 111b).
     
    13. The navigation system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the control unit (400) is configured to control a brightness of the graphic information (212, 312) on the first display (210) and/or on the second display (310).
     
    14. A method for the navigation of a vehicle comprising the steps:

    - controlling by means of a control unit (400) an output of graphic information on a first display (210), on a second display (310), and on a third display (100), wherein the third display is arranged in the interior of the vehicle,

    - determining a current maneuver instruction based on a route (112a, 112b) and a current position (111a, 111b) of the vehicle by means of the control unit (400),

    - controlling the visual display of graphic information (212) on the first display, the displayed graphic information (212) being map data associated with the right side of the vehicle,

    - controlling the visual display of graphic information (312) on the second display, the displayed graphic information (312) being map data associated with the left side of the vehicle,

    - controlling the output of different graphic information (110, 120, 212, 312) on the first display (210), on the second display (310) and on the third display (100), based on the current maneuver instruction, and

    - simplifying the output of graphic information on the first display and on the second display compared with the output of graphic information on the third display,

    - wherein the output of graphic information on the third display (100) comprises a map view (110) with the route (112a, 112b) and the current position (111a, 111b) of the vehicle;

    characterized in that
    the first display (210) is arranged behind a first mirror surface (220) of a right outside mirror (200) of the vehicle, and
    the second display (310) is arranged behind a second mirror surface (320) of a left outside mirror (300) of the vehicle.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Navigationssystem eines Fahrzeugs, das Folgendes umfasst:

    - eine erste Anzeige (210),

    - eine zweite Anzeige (310),

    - eine dritte Anzeige (100), welche im Inneren des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist, und

    - eine Steuereinheit (400), die mit der ersten Anzeige (210), der zweiten Anzeige (310) und der dritten Anzeige (100) verbunden ist, um eine Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen (110, 120, 212, 312) an der ersten Anzeige (210), der zweiten Anzeige (310) und der dritten Anzeige (100) zu steuern,

    wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, eine gegenwärtige Manövrieranweisung auf Grundlage einer Route (112a, 112b) und einer gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) des Fahrzeugs zu bestimmen,
    wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die visuelle Anzeige von grafischen Informationen (212) auf der ersten Anzeige zu steuern, wobei die angezeigten grafischen Informationen (212) Kartendaten sind, die mit der rechten Seite des Fahrzeugs zusammenhängen,
    wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die visuelle Anzeige von grafischen Informationen (312) auf der ersten Anzeige zu steuern, wobei die angezeigten grafischen Informationen (312) Kartendaten sind, die mit der linken Seite des Fahrzeugs zusammenhängen,
    wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die Ausgabe von unterschiedlichen Informationen (110, 120, 212, 312) an der ersten Anzeige (210), der zweiten Anzeige (310) und der dritten Anzeige (100) auf Grundlage der gegenwärtigen Manövrieranweisung zu steuern,
    wobei die Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der ersten Anzeige und an der zweiten Anzeige im Vergleich zu der Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der dritten Anzeige vereinfacht ist, und
    wobei die Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der dritten Ausgabe (100) eine Kartenansicht (110) der Route (112a, 112b) und der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) des Fahrzeugs umfasst;
    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass
    die erste Anzeige (210) hinter einer ersten Spiegelfläche (220) eines rechen Außenspiegels (200) des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist, und
    die zweite Anzeige (310) hinter einer zweiten Spiegelfläche (320) eines linken Außenspiegels (300) des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist.
     
    2. Navigationssystem nach Anspruch 1, wobei die erste Anzeige und/oder die zweite Anzeige für ein Bild mit einer Farbe oder mit mehr Farben gebildet ist.
     
    3. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Verbindung der Steuereinheit mit der ersten Anzeige und/oder der zweiten Anzeige drahtgebunden oder drahtlos ist.
     
    4. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, eine erste Änderung der grafischen Informationen (212) an der ersten Anzeigevorrichtung (210) und eine zweiten Änderung der grafischen Informationen (312) an der zweiten Anzeige (310) zu ändern, in Abhängigkeit einer Änderung der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) mit einem Annähern an einen Manövrierpunkt (113a, 113b) der Manövrieranweisung.
     
    5. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) eine Schnittstelle (421, 431) aufweist, die dazu konfiguriert ist, sich mit der ersten Anzeige (210) und der zweiten Anzeige (310) zu verbinden.
     
    6. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die erste Anzeige (210) mittels einer ersten Steuerroutine und die zweite Anzeige (310) mittels einer zweiten Steuerroutine getrennt zu steuern.
     
    7. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, auf Grundlage einer Eingabe von einem Benutzer die Ausgabe der grafischen Informationen (212) an der ersten Anzeige (210) und/oder die Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen (312) an der zweiten Anzeige (310) zu aktivieren und zu deaktivieren.
     
    8. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, eine Änderung eines Entfernungssymbol (211, 311) als grafische Informationen zu steuern, um die Entfernung auf der ersten Anzeige (210) und/oder auf der zweiten Anzeige (310) auf Grundlage einer Entfernung zu einem Manövrierpunkt (113a, 113b) der gegenwärtigen Manöveranweisung anzuzeigen.
     
    9. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei

    - die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, unterschiedliche grafische Informationen auszugeben, um die Ausgabe eines ersten Symbols (212) an der ersten Anzeige (210) und die Ausgabe von keinem Symbol oder eines zweiten Symbols an der zweiten Anzeige (310) zu steuern, wenn die Manövrieranweisung mit einem Abbiegen nach rechts zusammenhängt, wobei das erste Symbol (212) und das zweite Symbol unterschiedlich sind, und/oder

    - die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, unterschiedliche grafische Informationen auszugeben, um die Ausgabe eines dritten Symbols (312) an der zweiten Anzeige (310) und die Ausgabe von keinem Symbol oder einem vierten Symbol an der ersten Anzeige (210) zu steuern, wenn die Manövrieranweisung mit einem Abbiegen nach links zusammenhängt, wobei das dritte Symbol (312) und das vierte Symbol unterschiedlich sind.


     
    10. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die Ausgabe eines Symbols als grafische Information (212, 312) zu steuern, wobei das Symbol mit der gegenwärtigen Manövrieranweisung der Route (112a, 112b) und/oder der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) zusammenhängt.
     
    11. Navigationssystem nach Anspruch 10, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, das Symbol in Abhängigkeit der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) zu drehen.
     
    12. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, die Ausgabe von Text (219, 319) als grafische Informationen zu steuern, wobei der Text (219, 319) mit der gegenwärtigen Manövrieranweisung der Route (112a, 112b) und/oder der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) zusammenhängt.
     
    13. Navigationssystem nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Steuereinheit (400) dazu konfiguriert ist, eine Helligkeit der grafischen Informationen (212, 312) an der ersten Anzeige (210) und/oder der zweiten Anzeige (310) zu steuern.
     
    14. Verfahren zur Navigation eines Fahrzeugs, das die folgenden Schritte umfasst:

    - Steuern mittels einer Steuereinheit (400) einer Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an einer ersten Anzeige (210), an einer zweiten Anzeige (310) und einer dritten Anzeige (100), wobei die dritte Anzeige im Inneren des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist,

    - Bestimmen einer gegenwärtigen Manövrieranweisung auf Grundlage einer Route (112a, 112b) und einer gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) des Fahrzeugs mittels der Steuereinheit (400),

    - Steuern der visuellen Anzeige von grafischen Informationen (212) an der ersten Anzeige, wobei die angezeigten grafischen Informationen (212) Kartendaten sind, die mit der rechten Seite des Fahrzeugs zusammenhängen,

    - Steuern der visuellen Anzeige von grafischen Informationen (312) an der zweiten Anzeige, wobei die angezeigten grafischen Informationen (312) Kartendaten sind, die mit der linken Seite des Fahrzeugs zusammenhängen,

    - Steuern der Ausgabe von unterschiedlichen grafischen Informationen (110, 120, 212, 312) an der ersten Anzeige (210), an der zweiten Anzeige (310) und an der dritten Anzeige (100) auf Grundlage der gegenwärtigen Manövrieranweisung, und

    - Vereinfachen der Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der ersten Anzeige und an der zweiten Anzeige im Vergleich zu der Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der dritten Anzeige,

    - wobei die Ausgabe von grafischen Informationen an der dritten Anzeige (100) eine Kartenansicht (110) mit der Route (112a, 112b) und der gegenwärtigen Position (111a, 111b) des Fahrzeugs umfasst;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass
    die erste Anzeige (210) hinter einer ersten Spiegelfläche (220) eines rechten Außenspiegels (200) des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist, und
    die zweite Anzeige (310) hinter einer zweiten Spiegelfläche (320) eines linken Außenspiegels (300) des Fahrzeugs angeordnet ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Système de navigation d'un véhicule comprenant :

    - un premier affichage (210),

    - un deuxième affichage (310),

    - un troisième affichage (100) disposé à l'intérieur du véhicule, et

    - une unité de commande (400) connectée au premier affichage (210), au deuxième affichage (310) et au troisième affichage (100) pour commander une émission d'informations graphiques (110, 120, 212, 312) sur le premier affichage (210), le deuxième affichage (310) et le troisième affichage (100),

    dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour déterminer une instruction de manoeuvre en cours, sur la base d'un itinéraire (112a, 112b) et d'une position actuelle (111a, 111b) du véhicule,
    dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander l'affichage visuel d'informations graphiques (212) sur le premier affichage, les informations graphiques affichées (212) étant des données cartographiques associées au côté droit du véhicule,
    dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander l'affichage visuel d'informations graphiques (312) sur le deuxième affichage, les informations graphiques affichées (312) étant des données cartographiques associées au côté gauche du véhicule,
    dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander l'émission d'informations graphiques différentes (110, 120, 212, 312) sur le premier affichage (210), le deuxième affichage (310) et le troisième affichage (100), sur la base de l'instruction de manoeuvre en cours,
    dans lequel l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le premier affichage et sur le deuxième affichage est simplifiée par rapport à l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le troisième affichage, et
    dans lequel l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le troisième affichage (100) comprend une vue cartographique (110) avec l'itinéraire (112a, 112b) et la position actuelle (111a, 111b) du véhicule ;
    caractérisé en ce que
    le premier affichage (210) est disposé derrière une première surface de rétroviseur (220) d'un rétroviseur extérieur droit (200) du véhicule, et
    le deuxième affichage (310) est disposé derrière une deuxième surface de rétroviseur (320) d'un rétroviseur extérieur gauche (300) du véhicule.
     
    2. Système de navigation selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le premier affichage et/ou le deuxième affichage peuvent être formés pour une image monochrome ou multicolore.
     
    3. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel la connexion de l'unité de commande au premier affichage et/ou au deuxième affichage est câblée ou sans fil.
     
    4. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander une première modification de l'information graphique (212) sur le premier affichage (210) et une deuxième modification de l'information graphique (312) sur le deuxième affichage (310) en fonction d'un changement de la position actuelle (111a, 111b) avec une approche d'un point de manoeuvre (113a, 113b) de l'instruction de manoeuvre.
     
    5. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) comporte une interface (421, 431), configurée pour se connecter au premier affichage (210) et au deuxième affichage (310) .
     
    6. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander séparément le premier affichage (210) au moyen d'une première routine de commande et le deuxième affichage (310) au moyen d'une deuxième routine de commande.
     
    7. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour activer et désactiver l'émission d'informations graphiques (212) sur le premier affichage (210) et/ou l'émission d'informations graphiques (312) sur le deuxième affichage (310), sur la base d'une entrée d'un utilisateur.
     
    8. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander un changement d'un symbole de distance (211, 311) en tant qu'information graphique pour afficher la distance sur le premier affichage (210) et/ou sur le deuxième affichage (310), sur la base d'une distance par rapport à un point de manoeuvre (113a, 113b) de l'instruction de manoeuvre en cours.
     
    9. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel

    - l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour émettre différentes informations graphiques, pour commander l'émission d'un premier symbole (212) sur le premier affichage (210) et l'émission d'aucun symbole ou d'un deuxième symbole sur le deuxième affichage (310), lorsque l'instruction de manoeuvre est associée à un virage à droite, dans lequel le premier symbole (212) et le deuxième symbole sont différents, et/ou

    - l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour émettre différentes informations graphiques, pour commander l'émission d'un troisième symbole (312) sur le deuxième affichage (310) et l'émission d'aucun symbole ou d'un quatrième symbole sur le premier affichage (210), lorsque l'instruction de manoeuvre est associée à un virage à gauche, dans lequel le troisième symbole (312) et le quatrième symbole sont différents.


     
    10. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander l'émission d'un symbole en tant qu'information graphique (212, 312), dans lequel le symbole est associé à l'instruction de manoeuvre en cours de l'itinéraire (112a, 112b) et/ou à la position actuelle (111a, 111b) .
     
    11. Système de navigation selon la revendication 10, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour faire tourner le symbole en fonction de la position actuelle (111a, 111b) .
     
    12. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander l'émission de texte (219, 319) sous forme d'informations graphiques,
    dans lequel le texte (219, 319) est associé à l'instruction de manoeuvre en cours de l'itinéraire (112a, 112b) et/ou de la position actuelle (111a, 111b).
     
    13. Système de navigation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'unité de commande (400) est configurée pour commander une luminosité de l'information graphique (212, 312) sur le premier affichage (210) et/ou sur le deuxième affichage (310).
     
    14. Procédé de navigation d'un véhicule comprenant les étapes :

    - de commande, au moyen d'une unité de commande (400), d'une émission d'informations graphiques sur un premier affichage (210), sur un deuxième affichage (310) et sur un troisième affichage (100), dans lequel le troisième affichage est agencé à l'intérieur du véhicule,

    - de détermination d'une instruction de manoeuvre en cours sur la base d'un itinéraire (112a, 112b) et d'une position actuelle (111a, 111b) du véhicule au moyen de l'unité de commande (400),

    - de commande de l'affichage visuel d'informations graphiques (212) sur le premier affichage, les informations graphiques affichées (212) étant des données cartographiques associées au côté droit du véhicule,

    - de commande de l'affichage visuel d'informations graphiques (312) sur le deuxième affichage, les informations graphiques affichées (312) étant des données cartographiques associées au côté gauche du véhicule,

    - de commande de l'émission d'informations graphiques différentes (110, 120, 212, 312) sur le premier affichage (210), sur le deuxième affichage (310) et sur le troisième affichage (100), sur la base de l'instruction de manoeuvre en cours, et

    - de simplification de l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le premier affichage et sur le deuxième affichage par rapport à l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le troisième affichage,

    - dans lequel l'émission d'informations graphiques sur le troisième affichage (100) comprend une vue cartographique (110) avec l'itinéraire (112a, 112b) et la position actuelle (111a, 111b) du véhicule ;

    caractérisé en ce que
    le premier affichage (210) est disposé derrière une première surface de rétroviseur (220) d'un rétroviseur extérieur droit (200) du véhicule, et
    le deuxième affichage (310) est disposé derrière une deuxième surface de rétroviseur (320) d'un rétroviseur extérieur gauche (300) du véhicule.
     




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