Autonomous vehicle routing

  • US 10,386,192 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2017
  • Issued: 08/20/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle routing, comprising:

  • receiving, at one or more processors, a request to determine an optimal route for a vehicle;

    receiving, at the one or more processors, a first geospatial location indicating a starting location;

    receiving, at the one or more processors, a second geospatial location indicating a destination location;

    receiving, at the one or more processors, a set of parameters indicating requirements for the optimal route;

    accessing, from a database, map data including a plurality of road segments, wherein the map data includes one or more suitability scores for each road segment indicating the road segment'"'"'s suitability for autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle operation;

    identifying, by the one or more processors, a set of suitable road segments from the plurality of road segments, wherein each suitable road segment of the set meets the requirements indicated by the set of parameters;

    determining, by the one or more processors, one or more paths between the first geospatial location and the second geospatial location, each path composed of one or more of the suitable road segments of the set of suitable road segments; and

    selecting, by the one or more processors, the optimal route from the one or more paths.

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