Adaptive route and motion planning based on learned external and internal vehicle environment

  • US 10,234,302 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2017
  • Issued: 03/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • a first set of sensors to sense an environment surrounding the vehicle and to gather information about a location in which the vehicle is within physical proximity;

    a second set of sensors to sense an inside of the vehicle, wherein the second set of sensors determines a number of occupants currently in the vehicle;

    a vehicle control system to operate the vehicle in a high or a full automation level;

    wherein the vehicle control system and/or a remote route engine, based on information gathered by first sets of sensors of multiple different vehicles, a number of occupants currently in the vehicle, and a destination selected by a current occupant of the vehicle, selects at least one of (a) from among multiple possible routes from the location and the selected destination, a route from the location to the selected destination, the selected route, relative to the other possible routes, being optimal for high or full automation level operation of the vehicle and (b) a set of maneuvers for the selected route to be executed by the vehicle control system while operating in the high or full automation level along the selected route, the set of maneuvers being optimal relative to a selected characteristic for the route.

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