Control of complex parking maneuvers and autonomous fuel replenishment of driverless vehicles

  • US 10,710,633 B2
  • Filed: 07/14/2017
  • Issued: 07/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • computing vehicular drive parameters to apply to a vehicle controller to facilitate driverless transit of an autonomous vehicle coextensive with a path of travel to a destination geographical location;

    accessing map data to identify a boundary including the destination geographical location and a portion of the path of travel;

    detecting that the autonomous vehicle is in proximity with the boundary;

    accessing, in response to detecting that the autonomous vehicle is in proximity with the boundary, executable instructions to facilitate vectoring the autonomous vehicle in accordance with the portion of the path of travel;

    applying a first subset of the vehicular drive parameters to guide the autonomous vehicle along the portion of the path of travel to arrive at a termination point at the destination geographical location in a first position and a first orientation;

    detecting, while the autonomous vehicle is within the boundary, passenger entry to or exit from the autonomous vehicle at a point along the portion of the path of travel; and

    automatically applying, in response to detecting the passenger entry to or exit from the autonomous vehicle, a second subset of the vehicular drive parameters to arrive at the termination point in at least one of an adjusted position and an adjusted orientation compared to the first position and the first orientation,wherein the second subset of the vehicular drive parameters is computed prior to detecting that the autonomous vehicle is in proximity with the boundary.

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