Autonomous vehicle software version assessment

  • US 9,946,531 B1
  • Filed: 11/06/2015
  • Issued: 04/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for updating an autonomous operation feature, comprising:

  • receiving, at one or more processors, an indication of an update associated with the autonomous operation feature;

    identifying, by one or more processors, a plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles having the autonomous operation feature;

    collecting, by one or more processors, operating data for each of one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles during the operation of the one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles;

    generating, by one or more processors, a plurality of risk levels associated with the update to the autonomous operation feature based upon virtual or physical testing of the update associated with the autonomous operation feature;

    determining, by one or more processors, a weighted risk level for each of the one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles, wherein each the weighted risk level is determined based upon the plurality of risk levels and the operating data from the respective one of the one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles;

    determining, by one or more processors, a risk level change associated with installation of the update for each of the one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles;

    determining, by one or more processors, whether each risk level change meets one or more risk-related criteria for installing the update; and

    causing, by one or more processors, the update to be installed within at least one of the one or more of the identified plurality of autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles for which the risk level change meets the one or more risk-related criteria.

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