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1. US20170123421 - Coordination of dispatching and maintaining fleet of autonomous vehicles

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United States of America
Application Number 14756995
Application Date 04.11.2015
Publication Number 20170123421
Publication Date 04.05.2017
Grant Number 09958864
Grant Date 01.05.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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26specially adapted for navigation in a road network
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30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units
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30Purposes of road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. of systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units ; , or advanced driver assistance systems for ensuring comfort, stability and safety or drive control systems for propelling or retarding the vehicle
G01C 21/26
GPHYSICS
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CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/00 - G01C19/00
26specially adapted for navigation in a road network
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01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
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G05D 1/0088
GPHYSICS
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DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
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0088characterized by the autonomous decision making process, e.g. artificial intelligence, predefined behaviours
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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
Applicants Timothy David Kentley-Klay
Zoox, Inc.
Rachad Youssef Gamara
Inventors Timothy David Kentley-Klay
Rachad Youssef Gamara
Agents Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Title
(EN) Coordination of dispatching and maintaining fleet of autonomous vehicles
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. More specifically, systems, devices, and methods are configured to manage a fleet of autonomous vehicles. In particular, a method may include determining destination locations for autonomous vehicles, calculating, at an autonomous vehicle service platform, delivery locations to which the autonomous vehicles are directed, identifying data to implement a delivery location associated with an autonomous vehicle, and transmitting data representing a command to the autonomous vehicle. The command may be configured to cause navigation of the autonomous vehicle to the delivery location.