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1. (WO2018083557) MEASURING OPERATOR READINESS AND READINESS TESTING TRIGGERING IN AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/083557    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/056337
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G05D 1/00
G07C 5/00
B60W 40/08
Applicants: SMARTDRIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: PALMER, Jason
FREITAS, Mark
DENINGER, Daniel A.
FORNEY, David
SLJIVAR, Slaven
VAIDYA, Alekh
GRISWOLD, Jeffrey
Title: MEASURING OPERATOR READINESS AND READINESS TESTING TRIGGERING IN AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE
Abstract:
This disclosure relates to a system and method for transitioning vehicle control between autonomous operation and manual operation. The system includes sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to the vehicle and its operation. During autonomous vehicle operation, the system gauges the level of responsiveness of a vehicle operator through challenges and corresponding responses. The system determines when to present a challenge to the vehicle operator based on internal and external factors. If necessary, the system will transition from an autonomous operation mode to a manual operation mode.