Category Archives: Patents

Exclusive: A Conversation on Self Driving Vehicles at the EPO with Roberta Romano-Götsch

During our previous interview Ms.Romano-Götsch mentioned that the EPO would be soon releasing a study on self driving vehicles. I expressed interest in speaking with her again once that study was published, and she agreed. Our conversation discussing this EPO study follows. In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss how traditional auto companies and big tech… Read More »

Conflict Resolution via Contingency Plan Execution or Human Interaction

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A method for human-arbitrated conflict resolution within autonomous vehicle control system is provided herein. Autonomous operation and capabilities of an unmanned vehicle, such as an urban delivery vehicle, are improved by incorporating an onboard programmable decision unit that operates in an essentially autonomous fashion under normal operating conditions. When dynamic, changing, or unexpected… Read More »

COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS FOR SELF-DRIVING CAR SERVICES

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>Presented herein are techniques for matching a user, e.g., a child, with an autonomous vehicle instructed to pick up the child. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a server, information from an autonomous vehicle, receiving, at the server, information from a user device, receiving, at the server, information from a responsible… Read More »

USING CAMERAS FOR DETECTING OBJECTS NEAR A VEHICLE

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A method for autonomously controlling a vehicle is disclosed. In some examples, a vehicle can maneuver out of a parking space in an autonomous and unmanned operation. While parking, the vehicle can capture first one or more images of its surroundings and store the images in a memory included in the vehicle. Upon… Read More »

Cyclic Shuffling for Autonomous Vehicle Parking

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A method includes receiving a request for access associated with a selected one of a plurality of autonomous vehicles in an array that comprises a plurality of columns, wherein the selected autonomous vehicle is in a first one of the columns and blocked by one or more other autonomous vehicles in the first… Read More »

Creating Aisle Access for Autonomous Vehicle Parking

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A method includes receiving a request for access associated with a selected one of a plurality of autonomous vehicles in an array that comprises a plurality of columns, wherein the selected autonomous vehicle is in a first one of the columns and blocked by one or more other autonomous vehicles in the first… Read More »

REAL-TIME UPDATES TO MAPS FOR AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>Presented herein are techniques for updating detailed maps used to navigate an autonomous vehicle. The techniques include determining that a vehicle has come within a predetermined range of a road side unit, establishing a communication link with the vehicle, receiving, from the vehicle, data sufficient to identify a vehicle type of the vehicle,… Read More »

Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicle with Advertising Platform

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>A self-driving vehicle with an external advertising platform, such as video display signage, designed to provide on-demand geolocation video ever-changing advertising. The audiences of such advertisements would include those individuals that were in proximity to the self-driving vehicle as it traversed a geographic area. A large fleet of such self-driving vehicles could constantly… Read More »

AUTONOMOUS CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

An electronically regulated cleaning system (1) which can be adjusted independently of the driver and adaptively to the continuously variable operating conditions, for installation in a vehicle for cleaning at least one transparent element (2) with a fluid cleaning agent, comprising, inter alia: – at least one additive container (7) for storing an additive which… Read More »