WO1997039432A1 - Navigation device for a vehicle - Google Patents

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WO1997039432A1
WO1997039432A1 PCT/DE1997/000219 DE9700219W WO9739432A1 WO 1997039432 A1 WO1997039432 A1 WO 1997039432A1 DE 9700219 W DE9700219 W DE 9700219W WO 9739432 A1 WO9739432 A1 WO 9739432A1
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Jörg SCHREINER
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    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08GTRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
    • G08G1/00Traffic control systems for road vehicles
    • G08G1/09Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions
    • G08G1/0962Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions having an indicator mounted inside the vehicle, e.g. giving voice messages
    • G08G1/0968Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle
    • G08G1/096833Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle where different aspects are considered when computing the route
    • G08G1/096844Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle where different aspects are considered when computing the route where the complete route is dynamically recomputed based on new data
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C21/00Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00
    • G01C21/26Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00 specially adapted for navigation in a road network
    • G01C21/34Route searching; Route guidance
    • G01C21/36Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
    • G01C21/3605Destination input or retrieval
    • G01C21/3611Destination input or retrieval using character input or menus, e.g. menus of POIs
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C21/00Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00
    • G01C21/26Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00 specially adapted for navigation in a road network
    • G01C21/34Route searching; Route guidance
    • G01C21/36Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
    • G01C21/3605Destination input or retrieval
    • G01C21/3617Destination input or retrieval using user history, behaviour, conditions or preferences, e.g. predicted or inferred from previous use or current movement
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08GTRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
    • G08G1/00Traffic control systems for road vehicles
    • G08G1/09Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions
    • G08G1/0962Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions having an indicator mounted inside the vehicle, e.g. giving voice messages
    • G08G1/0968Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle
    • G08G1/096877Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle where the input to the navigation device is provided by a suitable I/O arrangement
    • G08G1/096888Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle where the input to the navigation device is provided by a suitable I/O arrangement where input information is obtained using learning systems, e.g. history databases

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  • the invention relates to a navigation device for a vehicle with navigation destinations that can be stored in a memory and that can be called up from the memory in a predetermined sequence to simplify the receipt of navigation information and can be displayed on a display device.
  • Such navigation devices are known and are increasingly used in passenger cars.
  • a known device of this type which is sold under the name Travel Pilot
  • personal navigation destinations of particular interest to the user can be stored in a memory.
  • the list of personal navigation destinations can then be called up on the navigation device.
  • the stored navigation destinations then appear on a display device. Since the number of stored navigation targets is generally so large that the navigation targets cannot all be shown at the same time, the stored navigation targets are scrolled on a display.
  • the stored navigation destinations can be displayed in the order of entry or according to certain sorting criteria.
  • Known sorting criteria are an alphabetical order or the determination of the order based on the distance from the location of the vehicle. This
  • Sorting criteria mean that the selection of the currently desired navigation destination from the stored navigation destinations is relatively complicated because the currently desired navigation destination appears on the display device relatively late.
  • the problem on which the invention is based is, as a rule, to enable faster access to the stored navigation destinations.
  • a navigation device of the type mentioned at the outset is characterized according to the invention by a counter and a memory for the number of calls to the stored navigation destinations and by a sorting device for sorting the sequence depending on the number of calls determined.
  • the number of calls to the stored navigation destinations is determined and stored by the navigation device.
  • a sorting device which will be formed regularly by a microprocessor, then carries out a re-sorting of the navigation destinations depending on the determined number of calls. From this it follows that the most frequently selected navigation destinations appear first on the display device, so that the average search time for calling up the navigation destinations on the display device is significantly reduced.
  • the sorting device can be switched on, that is to say the sorting routine can be carried out manually, in particular by calling the sorting routine on a menu of the Navigation device.
  • the sorting routine run automatically at regular intervals or in certain processes, for example when the device is switched on.
  • the drawing shows a list 1 in which destinations Z (A, B, C, D) are arranged alphabetically and appear in this order on a display device of the navigation device.
  • the internal usage counter NZ according to the invention registers the number of calls to the various destinations, as noted in addition to the destinations in list 1.
  • a list 2 is created, sorted in the order of the destinations according to the frequency of the calls registered by the internal usage counter.
  • target C now appears in the first place, since it has been called up most frequently, namely 22 times.
  • targets D, A and B follow in list 2.

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Abstract

This invention concerns a vehicle navigation device which stores navigation destinations in memory from which the navigation data can be called up in a pre-set sequence to simplify obtaining of the navigation data and be displayed on a display device. With this invention, the average search time for a navigation destination being called up is markedly reduced by using a counter and memory to store the number of requests of the navigation destinations and by using a sorting device to sort the sequence in relation to the number of requests determined.

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NavigationsVorrichtung"für ein FahrzeugNavigation device " for a vehicle
Die Erfindung betrifft eine Navigationsvorrichtung für ein Fahrzeug mit in einem Speicher ablegbaren Navigationszielen, die aus dem Speicher in einer vorgegebenen Reihenfolge zur Vereinfachung des Erhalts von NavigationsInformationen abruf¬ bar und auf einer Anzeigevorrichtung anzeigbar εind.The invention relates to a navigation device for a vehicle with navigation destinations that can be stored in a memory and that can be called up from the memory in a predetermined sequence to simplify the receipt of navigation information and can be displayed on a display device.
Derartige Navigationsvorrichtungen sind bekannt und finden zunehmend in Personenkraftwagen Verwendung. Bei einem bekann- ten Gerät dieser Art, das unter der Bezeichnung Travel Pilot vertrieben wird, können von dem Benutzer ihn besonderε inter¬ essierende persönliche Navigationsziele in einem Speicher ab¬ gelegt werden. Die Liste der persönlichen Navigationsziele kann dann an der Navigationεvorrichtung abgerufen werden. Es erscheinen auf einer Anzeigevorrichtung dann die abgespeicher¬ ten Navigationsziele. Da die Anzahl der abgespeicherten Navi¬ gationsziele in der Regel so groß ist, daß die Navigationszie¬ le nicht alle gleichzeitig angezeigt werden können, werden die abgespeicherten Navigationsziele auf einem Display geεcrollt. In bekannten Techniken können die abgelegten Navigationsziele in der Reihenfolge der Eingabe oder nach bestimmten Sortier¬ kriterien angezeigt werden. Bekannte Sortierkriterien sind eine alphabetische Reihenfolge oder die Bestimmung der Reihen- folge nach der Entfernung vom Standort des Fahrzeugs. DieseSuch navigation devices are known and are increasingly used in passenger cars. In the case of a known device of this type, which is sold under the name Travel Pilot, personal navigation destinations of particular interest to the user can be stored in a memory. The list of personal navigation destinations can then be called up on the navigation device. The stored navigation destinations then appear on a display device. Since the number of stored navigation targets is generally so large that the navigation targets cannot all be shown at the same time, the stored navigation targets are scrolled on a display. In known techniques, the stored navigation destinations can be displayed in the order of entry or according to certain sorting criteria. Known sorting criteria are an alphabetical order or the determination of the order based on the distance from the location of the vehicle. This
Sortierkriterien führen dazu, daß sich relativ häufig die Aus¬ wahl des aktuell gewünschten Navigationsziels aus den abge¬ speicherten Navigationszielen umständlich gestaltet, weil das aktuell gewünschte Navigationsziel erst relativ spät auf der Anzeigevorrichtung erscheint.Sorting criteria mean that the selection of the currently desired navigation destination from the stored navigation destinations is relatively complicated because the currently desired navigation destination appears on the display device relatively late.
Die der Erfindung zugrundeliegende Problemstellung besteht darin, in der Regel einen schnelleren Zugriff zu den abgespei¬ cherten Navigationεzielen zu ermöglichen.The problem on which the invention is based is, as a rule, to enable faster access to the stored navigation destinations.
Ausgehend von dieser Problemstellung ist erfindungsgemäß eine Navigationsvorrichtung der eingangs erwähnten Art gekennzeich¬ net durch einen Zähler und einen Speicher für die Anzahl der Abrufe der abgelegten Navigationsziele und durch eine Sortie- rungseinrichtung zur Sortierung der Reihenfolge in Abhängig¬ keit von der festgestellten Anzahl der Abrufe.Starting from this problem, a navigation device of the type mentioned at the outset is characterized according to the invention by a counter and a memory for the number of calls to the stored navigation destinations and by a sorting device for sorting the sequence depending on the number of calls determined.
Erfindungsgemäß wird durch die Navigationsvorrichtung die An¬ zahl der Abrufe der abgelegten Navigationsziele festgestellt und abgespeichert. Eine Sortierungseinrichtung, die regelmäßig durch einen Mikroprozesεor gebildet sein wird, nimmt dann eine Umsortierung der Navigationsziele in Abhängigkeit von der festgestellten Anzahl der Abrufe vor. Hieraus reεultiert, daß die am häufigsten angewählten Navigationsziele auf der Anzei- gevorrichtung als erste erscheinen, so daß die mittlere Such¬ zeit für daε Aufrufen der Navigationεziele auf der Anzeigevor¬ richtung deutlich verringert wird.According to the invention, the number of calls to the stored navigation destinations is determined and stored by the navigation device. A sorting device, which will be formed regularly by a microprocessor, then carries out a re-sorting of the navigation destinations depending on the determined number of calls. From this it follows that the most frequently selected navigation destinations appear first on the display device, so that the average search time for calling up the navigation destinations on the display device is significantly reduced.
Das Einschalten der Sortierungseinrichtung, also die Durchfüh- rung der Sortierungsroutine, kann manuell erfolgen, insbeson¬ dere durch Aufrufen der Sortierungsroutine auf einem Menü der Navigationsvorrichtung. Es ist aber auch denkbar, in regelmäs- εigen Abεtänden oder bei beεtimmten Vorgängen, beiεpielsweise beim Einschalten des Geräts, automatiεch die Sortierungsrouti¬ ne ablaufen zu lassen.The sorting device can be switched on, that is to say the sorting routine can be carried out manually, in particular by calling the sorting routine on a menu of the Navigation device. However, it is also conceivable to have the sorting routine run automatically at regular intervals or in certain processes, for example when the device is switched on.
In der beigefügten Zeichnung ist schematiεch daε Prinzip der erfindungsgemäßen Sortierung anhand eines einfachen Beispiels erläutert. Die Zeichnung zeigt eine Liste 1, in der Ziele Z (A, B, C, D) alphabetisch geordnet sind und in dieser Reihen- folge auf eine Anzeigevorrichtung der Navigationsvorrichtung erscheinen. Der erfindungsgemäße interne Nutzungszähler NZ registriert die Anzahl der Abrufe der verschiedenen Ziele, wie dies neben den Zielen der Liste 1 vermerkt ist.In the accompanying drawing, the principle of sorting according to the invention is schematically explained using a simple example. The drawing shows a list 1 in which destinations Z (A, B, C, D) are arranged alphabetically and appear in this order on a display device of the navigation device. The internal usage counter NZ according to the invention registers the number of calls to the various destinations, as noted in addition to the destinations in list 1.
Nach Durchführung der Sortierungsroutine entsteht eine Liste 2, in der Reihenfolge der Ziele entsprechend der Häufigkeit der vom internen Nutzungszähler registrierten Abrufe sortiert iεt. Demzufolge erscheint nunmehr das Ziel C an erster Stelle, da es mit Abstand am häufigsten, nämlich 22mal, abgerufen wor- den ist. In der Reihenfolge der Häufigkeit εchließen εich in der Liεte 2 die Ziele D, A und B an.After the sorting routine has been carried out, a list 2 is created, sorted in the order of the destinations according to the frequency of the calls registered by the internal usage counter. As a result, target C now appears in the first place, since it has been called up most frequently, namely 22 times. In order of frequency, targets D, A and B follow in list 2.
Das bei weitem am häufigsten abgerufene Ziel C erscheint bei Aufruf der persönlich eingegebenen Navigationsziele somit an erster Stelle und kann in kürzester Zeit angewählt werden, um von der Navigationsvorrichtung Fahrthinweise zum Erreichen des Ziels C zu erhalten, die ggf. auch die aktuelle Verkehrslage berücksichtigen. By far the most frequently accessed destination C appears when calling up the personally entered navigation destinations and can be selected in a very short time in order to receive driving instructions from the navigation device for reaching destination C, which may also take into account the current traffic situation.

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1. Navigationsvorrichtung für ein Fahrzeug mit in einem Speicher ablegbaren Navigationszielen, die aus dem Spei¬ cher in einer vorgegebenen Reihenfolge zur Vereinfachung des Erhalts der Navigationsinformationen abrufbar und auf einer Anzeigevorrichtung anzeigbar sind, gekennzeichnet durch einen Zähler und Speicher für die Anzahl der Abrufe der abgelegten Navigationsziele und durch eine Sortie¬ rungseinrichtung zur Sortierung der Reihenfolge in Abhän- gigkeit von der festgestellten Anzahl der Abrufe.1. Navigation device for a vehicle with navigation destinations that can be stored in a memory and that can be called up from the memory in a predetermined sequence to simplify the receipt of the navigation information and can be displayed on a display device, characterized by a counter and memory for the number of calls to the stored ones Navigation targets and by a sorting device for sorting the sequence depending on the number of calls found.
2. Navigationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekenn¬ zeichnet, daß die Sortierungseinrichtung manuell ein¬ schaltbar ist.2. Navigation device according to claim 1, characterized in that the sorting device can be switched on manually.
Navigationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 2 , dadurch gekenn¬ zeichnet, daß die Sortierungseinrichtung menügesteuert einschaltbar ist . Navigation device according to Claim 2, characterized in that the sorting device can be switched on in a menu-controlled manner.
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