Autonomous vehicle operating style and mode monitoring

  • US 10,157,423 B1
  • Filed: 11/06/2015
  • Issued: 12/18/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for monitoring operation of an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by a vehicle operator, comprising:

  • obtain, by one or more processors, operator identifying data regarding the vehicle operator from (i) one or more sensors within the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle or (ii) a communication connection between a mobile device of the vehicle operator and an on-board computer of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle;

    determining, by one or more processors, an identity of the vehicle operator based upon the operator identifying data;

    monitoring, by one or more processors, operating data regarding the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle while the vehicle operator controls at least part of the operations of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle, wherein the operating data includes data from the one or more sensors disposed within the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle and control commands issued by the vehicle operator;

    determining, by one or more processors, a vehicle operator profile associated with the vehicle operator based upon the monitored operating data, which vehicle operator profile includes information regarding an operating style of the vehicle operator;

    determining, by one or more processors, one or more risk levels associated with operation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by the vehicle operator based upon the information regarding the operating style of the vehicle operator, wherein the one or more risk levels include one or more autonomous operation risk levels associated with operation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by one or more autonomous operation features of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle according to the operating style of the vehicle operator; and

    storing, by one or more processors, the vehicle operator profile and the one or more risk levels in a non-transitory memory.

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