SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSITIONING BETWEEN AN AUTONOMOUS AND MANUAL DRIVING MODE BASED ON DETECTION OF A DRIVER’S CAPACITY TO CONTROL A VEHICLE

By | October 12, 2018

A system and method for transitioning between an autonomous and manual driving mode based on detection of a driver’s capacity to control a vehicle are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving sensor data related to a vehicle drivers capacity to take manual control of an autonomous vehicle; determining, based on the sensor data, if the driver has the capacity to take manual control of the autonomous vehicle, the determining including prompting the driver to perform an action or provide an input; and outputting a vehicle control transition signal to a vehicle subsystem to cause the vehicle subsystem to take action based on the driver’s capacity to take manual control of the autonomous vehicle.

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