US Patent No. 10,172,145


Patent No. 10,172,145
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Phone-as-a-key Localization Based On Object Detection
Inventorship Laura Viviana Hazebrouck, Birmingham, MI (US)
John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Novi, MI (US)
Aaron DeLong, Toledo, OH (US)
Vivekanandh Elangovan, Canton, MI (US)
Hamid M Golgiri, Westland, MI (US)
Erick Michael Lavoie, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,145

1. A vehicle comprising:sensors to detect objects around the vehicle;
wireless nodes to receive received signal strength (RSSI) values from a mobile device; and
a phone key unit to:
determine a quantity of the objects around the vehicle;
determine a first RSSI threshold based on the quantity; and
in response to an average of a portion of the RSSI values satisfying the first RSSI threshold, prime a door of the vehicle.