SYSTEM OF CONFIGURING ACTIVE LIGHTING TO INDICATE DIRECTIONALITY IN AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

By | September 13, 2018

Disclosed are systems, apparatus and methods for implementing an active safety system in an autonomous vehicle. An autonomous vehicle (100) may be travelling through an environment (190) external to the autonomous vehicle (100) along a trajectory (105). The environment (190) may include one or more objects that may potentially collide with the autonomous vehicle (100), such as static and/or dynamic objects, or objects that pose some other danger to passengers riding in the autonomous vehicle (100) and/or to the autonomous vehicle (100). An object (180) (e.g., an automobile) is depicted as having a trajectory (185), that if not altered (e.g., by changing trajectory, slowing down, etc.), may result in a potential collision (187) with the autonomous vehicle (100) (e.g., by rear-ending the autonomous vehicle (100)). The autonomous vehicle (100) may use a sensor system to sense (e.g., using passive and/or active sensors) the environment (190) to detect the object (180) and may take action to mitigate or prevent the potential collision of the object (180) with the autonomous vehicle (100).

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