Thursday, February 29, 2024
Archived Post

Apple patent filing involves a vehicle video system

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20180082135) for a vehicle video system. Images would be obtained using cameras mounted on a vehicle, and at least a portion of the obtained images are displayed on a screen. 

The motion of the vehicle can then be controlled such that it moves toward a physical destination selected from images obtained using cameras mounted on a vehicle. In the patent filing, Apple notes that utomated control systems for vehicles may navigate to a general area. 

For example, automated control systems may navigate to a general area as designated by a point on a map. However, Apple says that navigation using information such as maps isn’t well-suited to designating a destination at a very specific location, such as the location of an entry door to a building or a place where a person is standing. It feels it has a solution.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

As the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) has long said, unlike some others, I don’t think that Apple will actually build its own automobiles, but will work with other manufactures to implement technologies such as enhanced CarPlay into their vehicles.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.