US 9,811,086 B1
Vehicle management system
Scott Poeppel, Pittsburgh, PA (US); Nicholas G. Letwin, Pittsburgh, PA (US); and Sean J. Kelly, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Assigned to Uber Technologies, Inc., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by Uber Technologies, Inc., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 14, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/379,407.
Int. Cl. G05D 1/00 (2006.01); G07C 5/08 (2006.01)
CPC G05D 1/0088 (2013.01) [G07C 5/0808 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method of taking a vehicle out-of-service, comprising:
obtaining, by one or more computing devices on-board an autonomous vehicle, data indicative of one or more parameters associated with the autonomous vehicle, wherein the autonomous vehicle is configured to provide a vehicle service to one or more users of the vehicle service;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, an existence of a fault associated with the autonomous vehicle based at least in pan on the one or more parameters associated with the autonomous vehicle;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, one or more actions to be performed by the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the existence of the fault; and
performing, by the one or more computing devices, one or more of the actions to take the autonomous vehicle out-of-service based at least in pan on the fault, wherein at least one of the actions comprises adjusting a status associated with the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the fault such that the autonomous vehicle is unavailable to provide the vehicle service.