Method and system for behavioral sharing in autonomous vehicles

  • US 10,031,523 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2016
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous vehicle, comprising:

  • a vehicle interior for receiving one or more occupants;

    a plurality of sensors to collect vehicle-related information, occupant-related information, and exterior environmental and object information associated with the vehicle;

    an automatic vehicle location system to determine a current spatial location of the vehicle;

    a computer readable medium to store selected information;

    an arithmetic logic unit that performs mathematical operations;

    a data bus that, at the request of the arithmetic logic unit, sends data to or receives data from the computer readable medium;

    an address bus that, at the request of the arithmetic logic unit, sends an address to the computer readable medium;

    a read and write line that, at the request of the arithmetic logic unit, commands the computer readable medium whether to set or retrieve a location corresponding to the address;

    one or more registers to latch a value on the data bus or output by the arithmetic logic unit; and

    one or more buffers, wherein the arithmetic logic unit is coupled to the plurality of sensors, automatic vehicle location system, and computer readable medium, and;

    determines a current spatial location of the vehicle,receives current vehicle-related information, current occupant-related information, and exterior environmental and object information,generates, from the exterior environmental and object information, a three-dimensional map comprising exterior animate objects in spatial proximity to the vehicle, the exterior animate objects comprising a selected exterior animate object,models from the three-dimensional map a first predicted behavior of the selected exterior animate object,receives a different second predicted behavior of the selected exterior animate object generated by another vehicle, andbased on the three-dimensional map and the first and second predicted behaviors of the selected exterior animate object, issues a command to a vehicle component to perform a vehicle driving operation,wherein the first and second predicted behaviors, each executed alone by the arithmetic logic unit, cause the arithmetic logic unit to produce different commands.

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