Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. US09606539 - Autonomous vehicle fleet service and system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14932959
Application Date 04.11.2015
Publication Number 09606539
Publication Date 28.03.2017
Grant Number
Grant Date 28.03.2017
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G05D 1/02
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
G05D 1/00
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
B60Q 1/26
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
CPC
G05D 1/0291
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0287involving a plurality of land vehicles, e.g. fleet or convoy travelling
0291Fleet control
B60Q 1/26
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
B60Q 1/28
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
28for indicating front of vehicle
B60Q 1/30
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
30for indicating rear of vehicle, e.g. by means of reflecting surfaces
B60Q 1/50
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
50for indicating other intentions or conditions, e.g. request for waiting or overtaking
G01S 7/497
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
497Means for monitoring or calibrating
Applicants Zoox, Inc.
Inventors Timothy David Kentley
Jesse Sol Levinson
Rachad Youssef Gamara
Gabriel Thurston Sibley
Agents Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Title
(EN) Autonomous vehicle fleet service and system
Abstract
(EN)

Various embodiments relate generally to autonomous vehicles and associated mechanical, electrical and electronic hardware, computer software and systems, and wired and wireless network communications to provide an autonomous vehicle fleet as a service. In particular, a method may include monitoring a fleet of vehicles, at least one of which is configured to autonomously transit from a first geographic region to a second geographic region, detecting data indicating an event associated with the vehicle having a calculated confidence level, receiving data representing a subset of candidate trajectories responsive to detecting the event, which is associated with a planned path for the vehicle, identifying guidance data to select from one or more of the candidate trajectories as a guided trajectory, receiving data representing a selection of a candidate trajectory, and transmitting the selection of the candidate trajectory as of the guided trajectory to the vehicle.


Related patent documents