Patent Number: 8,577,534

Title: Method for scanning a surrounding environment of a vehicle

Abstract: A method and a device are described for scanning the surrounding environment of a vehicle. When the vehicle falls below a first boundary speed a timer is triggered whose state is incremented until the vehicle exceeds a boundary speed, a check of the unobstructed view of the scanning device being carried out upon expiration of the time period recorded by the state of the timer and in which the state of the counter is incremented.

Inventors: Dorenkamp; Stephan (Ludwigsburg, DE), Brichzin; Volker (Ludwigsburg, DE), Schirm; Ulrich (Reutlingen, DE), Bordes; Maria-Eugenia Garcia (Northville, MI)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: G01C 22/00 (20060101); G05D 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017