INTENTION SIGNALING FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

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(12) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT) (19) World Intellectual Property Organization International Bureau (10) International Publication Number (43) International Publication Date WO 2017/146815 Al 31 August 2017 (31.08.2017) WIPO I PCT 1111111111111101110111111111110101111101110101111111111H01111111111111111110111111 (81) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every kind of national protection available): AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW. (84) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every kind of regional protection available): ARIPO (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM), European (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG). Published: with international search report (Art. 21(3)) with amended claims (Art. 190)) (51) International Patent Classification: B60W 30/14 (2006.01) BOOK 35/00 (2006.01) B60W 40/02 (2006.01) B60Q 1/02 (2006.01) B60W 50/14 (2012.01) (21) International Application Number: PCT/US2016/068563 (22) International Filing Date: 23 December 2016 (23.12.2016) (25) Filing Language: English (26) Publication Language: English (30) Priority Data: 15/050,237 22 February 2016 (22.02.2016) US 15/143,198 29 April 2016 (29.04.2016) US (71) Applicant: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 1455 Market St., 4th Floor, San Francisco, California 94103 (US). (72) Inventors: ROSS, William Payne; 3011 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201 (US). LIU, Chenggang; 3011 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201 (US). SWEENEY, Matthew; 3011 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201 (US). PILARSKI, Thomas; 3011 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201 (US). = (74) Agents: JONSSON, Jon G. et al.; Mahamedi IP Law LLP, 1901 So. Bascom, Suite 600, Campbell, California 95008 (US). W
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15 Al (54) Title: INTENTION SIGNALING FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FIG. 1 (57) Abstract: An intention signaling system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) can monitor sensor information indicating a situation-
al environment of the AV, and detect an external entity based, at least in part, on the sensor data. The intention signaling system can generate an output to signal one of an intent of the AV or an acquiescence of the AV to the external entity.

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