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1. (WO2018102477) TELE-OPERATION OF AUTONOMOUS CARS TO NEGOTIATE PROBLEM SITUATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102477    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063821
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05D 1/00
Applicants: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN & MACHINE COGNITION, INC.
Inventors: PEDERSEN, Liam
SIERHUIS, Maarten
UTZ, Hans
PENNA, Mauro Della
FONG, Terrence
ALLAN, Mark
BUALAT, Maria
SCHAFER, Eric
BRADSHAW, Jeffrey
JOHNSON, Matthew
VIGNATI, Michael
BUNCH, Lawrence
Title: TELE-OPERATION OF AUTONOMOUS CARS TO NEGOTIATE PROBLEM SITUATIONS
Abstract:
Methods and systems for providing remote support and negotiating problem situations of autonomous operation of vehicles based on signal states and vehicle information are described. The disclosed technology receives state data for the vehicles by an apparatus such as a remote vehicle support apparatus. The state data indicates a respective current state for the vehicles. The vehicles are each assigned to respective remote vehicle support queues based on the respective state data. An indication that one of the vehicles is requesting remote support is received by the remote vehicle support apparatus. In response to a determination that a change in the state data indicates that autonomous operation of the one of the vehicles is operating outside of defined parameter values, the remote support is provided to the one of the vehicles through a communications link by transmitting instruction data to modify the autonomous operation of the one of the vehicles.