Super spannendes Patent von Apple: Erkennen, wohin ihr fahren wollt!
The patent application (spotted by Patently Apple) refers to these clues as ‘intent signals.’
One method would be the owner using an indirect steering wheel or joystick to direct the car. In this case, the steering wheel wouldn’t be connected to the car mechanically, but would guide the electronics in the right direction.
But the patent mostly focuses on more indirect methods. For example, if the owner has told the car to go to a large retail store, it could then ask for further guidance when it gets there, based on the intent.
For example, if the individual states “I’d like to buy some plants for my garden” in the vicinity of a large retail store, the navigation manager may determine that the vehicle should preferably be parked near an entrance marked “gardening” or “gardening supplies”.
Another approach would be gestures. One of the drawings illustrates the owner telling the car to ‘park over there’ and pointing to a location while they have their phone in their hand. The car could then use the phone’s accelerometer to work out where the owner is pointing, and object recognition to figure out matching landmarks, clarifying as required.
Did you mean park near