Autonomous vehicle control assessment and selection

  • US 10,241,509 B1
  • Filed: 11/06/2015
  • Issued: 03/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle, comprising:

  • determining, by one or more processors, an identity of a vehicle operator;

    retrieving or receiving, at one or more processors, a vehicle operator profile associated with the vehicle operator, wherein the vehicle operator profile indicates the ability of the vehicle operator to operate the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle based on vehicle operator driving history;

    receiving, by one or more processors, operating data regarding operation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle, wherein the operating data includes data from one or more sensors disposed within the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle;

    receiving, at one or more processors, a request to enable one of the one or more autonomous operation features of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle;

    determining, by one or more processors, one or more autonomous operation risk levels associated with operation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by the one or more autonomous operation features based upon the received operating data;

    determining, by one or more processors, one or more operator risk levels associated with operation of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by the vehicle operator based upon the vehicle operator profile;

    determining, by one or more processors, whether to enable the one or more autonomous operation features based upon the determined one or more autonomous operation risk levels and the determined one or more operator risk levels; and

    causing, by one or more processors, the determination regarding whether to enable the one or more autonomous operation features to be presented to the vehicle operator.

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