Method to Detect Nearby Aggressive Drivers and Adjust Driving Modes

  • US 20140236414A1
  • Filed: 02/21/2013
  • Published: 08/21/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/21/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving, by a computing device, sensor information indicative of one or more respective characteristics of vehicles on a road of travel of a first vehicle, wherein the computing device is configured to control the first vehicle in an autonomous operation mode;

    identifying, from the vehicles, based on the one or more respective characteristics, a second vehicle that exhibits an aggressive driving behavior manifested as an unsafe or unlawful driving action;

    determining, based on the one or more respective characteristics, a type of the second vehicle;

    estimating a distance between the first vehicle and the second vehicle;

    modifying, using the computing device, a control strategy associated with a driving behavior of the first vehicle, based on the aggressive driving behavior of the second vehicle, the type of the second vehicle, and the distance between the first vehicle and the second vehicle; and

    controlling, using the computing device, the first vehicle based on the modified control strategy.

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