Autonomous vehicle trip routing

  • US 10,545,024 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2017
  • Issued: 01/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for automatically routing a vehicle capable of autonomous operation, comprising:

  • receiving, at one or more processors, a request from a user to initiate an autonomous vehicle trip;

    receiving, at the one or more processors, an indication of a starting location from which to begin the autonomous vehicle trip;

    receiving, at the one or more processors, an indication of a target location to which to route the vehicle during the autonomous vehicle trip;

    determining, by the one or more processors, an autonomous route from the starting location to the target location, wherein the autonomous route includes only road segments suitable for fully autonomous vehicle travel;

    causing, by the one or more processors, a vehicle control system of the vehicle to operate the vehicle autonomously along the autonomous route from the starting location to the target location; and

    causing, by the one or more processors, the vehicle control system of the vehicle to stop at the target location to allow one or more passengers to exit the vehicle.

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