Autonomous vehicle damage and salvage assessment

  • US 10,086,782 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2017
  • Issued: 10/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of assessing salvage potential for an autonomous vehicle following damage to the autonomous vehicle, comprising:

  • receiving, at one or more processors, information regarding a plurality of components associated with autonomous operation features of the autonomous vehicle;

    identifying, by one or more processors, one or more components of the plurality of components to assess, wherein the one or more components include one or more sensors;

    generating, by one or more processors, one or more test signals to be sent to the identified one or more components;

    applying, by one or more processors, the one or more test signals to the identified one or more components;

    detecting, at one or more processors, one or more responses from the one or more components in response to the one or more test signals;

    obtaining, by one or more processors, one or more expected responses from the one or more components based upon the received information; and

    determining, by one or more processors, whether each of the one or more components is salvageable based upon a comparison between the detected responses and the expected responses.

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