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1. US20180284809 - Methods and systems for transportation to destinations by a self-driving vehicle

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16001007
Application Date 06.06.2018
Publication Number 20180284809
Publication Date 04.10.2018
Grant Number 11137771
Grant Date 05.10.2021
Publication Kind B2
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
G01C 21/34
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/-G01C19/104
26specially adapted for navigation in a road network
34Route searching; Route guidance
B60W 30/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
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
06Automatic manoeuvring for parking
B60W 30/182
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
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
18Propelling the vehicle
182Selecting between different operative modes, e.g. comfort and performance modes
B60W 40/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
40Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
08related to drivers or passengers
B60W 50/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
50Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
08Interaction between the driver and the control system
14Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
CPC
B60W 30/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
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
06Automatic manoeuvring for parking
G05D 1/0278
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
0276using signals provided by a source external to the vehicle
0278using satellite positioning signals, e.g. GPS
B60W 30/182
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
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
18Propelling the vehicle
182Selecting between different operative modes, e.g. comfort and performance modes
B60W 40/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
40Estimation or calculation of ; non-directly measurable; driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub unit, ; e.g. by using mathematical models
08related to drivers or passengers
B60W 50/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
50Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit ; , e.g. process diagnostic or vehicle driver interfaces
08Interaction between the driver and the control system
14Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
G01C 21/3423
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
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
34Route searching; Route guidance
3407specially adapted for specific applications
3423Multimodal routing, i.e. combining two or more modes of transportation, where the modes can be any of, e.g. driving, walking, cycling, public transport
Applicants Waymo LLC
Inventors Bradley Templeton
Agents McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Title
(EN) Methods and systems for transportation to destinations by a self-driving vehicle
Abstract
(EN)

A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode is provided. The vehicle is configured to obtain an indication of a final destination, and, if the final destination is not on a pre-approved road for travel by the vehicle, the vehicle is configured to determine a route from the vehicle's current location to an intermediary destination. The vehicle is further configured to determine a means for the vehicle user to reach the final destination from the intermediate destination.


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