US 9,811,085 B1
Generating and transmitting parking instructions for autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles
Howard Hayes, Glencoe, IL (US); Regina Madigan, Mountain View, CA (US); Surender Kumar, Palatine, IL (US); and Mark Slusar, Chicago, IL (US)
Assigned to Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL (US)
Filed by Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL (US)
Filed on Aug. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/240,019.
Int. Cl. G08G 1/14 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G07B 15/02 (2011.01); G05D 1/02 (2006.01); G06N 5/04 (2006.01)
CPC G05D 1/0088 (2013.01) [G05D 1/0212 (2013.01); G05D 1/0278 (2013.01); G06N 5/04 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A parking analysis system, comprising:
a first plurality of sensors arranged on a plurality of autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles;
a second plurality of sensors within one or more structures;
a parking analysis database storing historical parking location and risk information;
a trip assignment server;
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause a parking analysis computing device to:
receive, from the first plurality of sensors, data associated with locations of each vehicle of the plurality of autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles;
receive, from a plurality of autonomous vehicles, historical parking data associated with the plurality of autonomous vehicles;
receive, from the second plurality of sensors, data associated with a plurality of potential parking locations;
query the parking analysis database to identify data associated with parking risk for the plurality of potential parking locations;
receive, from the trip assignment server, an expected future trip for a first autonomous vehicle of the plurality of autonomous vehicles; and
based on the data associated with locations of each vehicle of the plurality of autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles, the historical parking data, the data associated with the plurality of potential parking locations, the data associated with parking risk for the plurality of potential parking locations, and the expected future trip, generate a recommended first parking location for the first autonomous vehicle to park until the expected future trip;
generate instructions to travel from a current location of the first autonomous vehicle to the recommended first parking location;
transmit the instructions to travel from the current location of the first autonomous vehicle to the recommended first parking location to an autonomous vehicle control computing device within the first autonomous vehicle; and
cause the first autonomous vehicle to travel to the recommended first parking location.