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1. US20180299904 - Cyclic shuffling for autonomous vehicle parking

Office United States of America
Application Number 16014458
Application Date 21.06.2018
Publication Number 20180299904
Publication Date 18.10.2018
Grant Number 10303182
Grant Date 28.05.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
E04H 6/42
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
6Buildings for parking cars, rolling-stock, aircraft, vessels, or like vehicles, e.g. garages
42Devices or arrangements peculiar to garages, not covered elsewhere, e.g. securing devices, safety devices
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
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
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
G08G 1/16
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
GTRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
1Traffic control systems for road vehicles
16Anti-collision systems
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
E04H 6/422
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
6Buildings for parking cars, rolling stock, aircraft, vessels or like vehicles, e.g. garages
42Devices or arrangements peculiar to garages, not covered elsewhere, e.g. securing devices, safety devices ; , monitoring and operating schemes; centering devices
422Automatically operated car-parks
G05D 1/0022
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
0011associated with a remote control arrangement
0022characterised by the communication link
G05D 1/0027
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
0011associated with a remote control arrangement
0027involving a plurality of vehicles, e.g. fleet or convoy travelling
G05D 1/0293
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
0293Convoy travelling
G05D 1/0295
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
0295by at least one leading vehicle of the fleet
Applicants Lyft, Inc.
Inventors Thomas Danaher Harvey
Agents Baker Botts L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Cyclic shuffling for autonomous vehicle parking
Abstract
(EN)

A method includes receiving a request for access associated with a selected one of a plurality of autonomous vehicles in an array that comprises a plurality of columns, wherein the selected autonomous vehicle is in a first one of the columns and blocked by one or more other autonomous vehicles in the first column, and then computing coordinated movements for one or more of the autonomous vehicles to provide the requested access, wherein the autonomous vehicles blocking the selected autonomous vehicle in the first column are cyclically moved from the front of the first column to the back of a second one of the columns as autonomous vehicles in the second column are moved from the front of the second column to the back of the first column and the autonomous vehicles remaining in the first and second columns are moved forward.