ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS, VEHICLES, AND METHODS FOR SWITCHING VEHICLE CONTROL FROM AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING MODE

By | October 5, 2018

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>An electronic control unit for a vehicle for switching vehicle control from an autonomous driving mode includes one or more processors, network interface hardware configured to communicate with a remote server over a network, and one or more memory modules that store logic. The electronic control unit executes logic to determine that the autonomous driving mode of the vehicle will terminate, determine that a driver is unavailable to take immediate control of the vehicle upon termination of the autonomous driving, transfer control of the vehicle to a remote operator over the network interface hardware for a first time period, generate an alert to the driver to take manual control of the vehicle, and transfer control of the vehicle to one of the driver and the autonomous driving mode after the first time period has elapsed.</p>

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