Patent Number: 7,085,633

Title: System and method for improving vehicle operator driving assistance of automotive vehicle

Abstract: In system and method for improving operator driving assistance of an automotive vehicle, at an indication of acceleration timing and magnitude and the lane change timing, a lane change necessity is calculated and a lane change trigger signal is produced while the host vehicle is operated on a road that has at least three lanes and, at the calculation of the lane change necessity and at the production of the lane change signal, a new lane change trigger signal is prohibited to indicate until a forward lane change operation is deemed to be completed, in a case where the vehicle is traveling on a multiple number traffic lane road.

Inventors: Nishira; Hikaru (Kanagawa, JP), Kawabe; Taketoshi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018