Autonomous feature use monitoring and insurance pricing

  • US 10,719,885 B1
  • Filed: 04/24/2019
  • Issued: 07/21/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating one or more autonomous operation features of a vehicle, the method comprising:

  • generating, by one or more test units, test results for the one or more autonomous operation features, the one or more test units generating the test results as control commands generated by the one or more autonomous operation features in response to test sensor data of the vehicle operating under a plurality of operating conditions within a virtual test environment;

    receiving, at one or more processors, information regarding the one or more autonomous operation features;

    collecting, at one or more processors, operating data to monitor operation of the vehicle, the operating data including (i) information regarding movement of the vehicle and objects within an operating environment of the vehicle, and (ii) information regarding operation of the one or more autonomous operation features;

    determining, by one or more processors, one or more autonomous operation risk levels associated with operating the vehicle in each of the plurality of operating conditions based upon the information regarding the one or more autonomous operation features and the test results;

    determining, by one or more processors, one or more use levels indicating extent of use of each of the one or more autonomous operation features in each of the plurality of operating conditions, and extent of use of a user-adjustable setting for at least one of the one or more autonomous operation features; and

    generating, by one or more processors, a total quality metric indicating effectiveness of the one or more autonomous operation features under the plurality of operating conditions based at least in part upon the one or more autonomous operation risk levels, the one or more use levels, and the operating data.

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