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1. US20170132934 - Software application to request and control an autonomous vehicle service

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14933469
Application Date 05.11.2015
Publication Number 20170132934
Publication Date 11.05.2017
Grant Number 09754490
Grant Date 05.09.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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Applicants Zoox, Inc.
Inventors Timothy David Kentley
Rachad Youssef Gamara
Gary Linscott
Agents Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Title
(EN) Software application to request and control an autonomous vehicle service
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 receiving, from a user device, a ride request to transport a user to a destination from an origin location through an autonomous vehicle system service. Based on the origin location associated with the request, an autonomous vehicle system may be selected from a fleet of autonomous vehicles to execute the ride request. The fleet may be managed by the autonomous vehicle system service. The ride request may then be provided to the autonomous vehicle system, and information about the autonomous vehicle system may also be provided to the user device.


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