Autonomous vehicle path coordination

  • US 10,185,327 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2017
  • Issued: 01/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for coordinating paths for a plurality of vehicles having one or more autonomous operation features, comprising:

  • receiving, at one or more processors, a plurality of communications from a plurality of vehicles each having one or more autonomous operation features, wherein the plurality of vehicles are travelling within a threshold distance of each other, and wherein each communication includes identification information for the respective vehicle, an indication of a location of the respective vehicle, and an indication of a waypoint on a route for the respective vehicle;

    analyzing, by the one or more processors, the plurality of communications to determine one or more maneuvers for each of the plurality of vehicles, wherein the one or more maneuvers are determined for each vehicle to navigate to a corresponding waypoint in a least amount of time or distance; and

    causing, by the one or more processors, each of the plurality of vehicles to move in accordance with the one or more maneuvers for the respective vehicle.

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