In combination with electric cars, autonomous may the biggest disruption in transportation in the last hundred years. And they are is potentially vulnerable to patent trolling because of the diverse technologies needed to make it happen.
Aug 27, 2012. Driverless vehicles 5. Predicting behaviors of detected objects. “Majority of the description text could be condensed to: autonomous vehicles should mimic the behavior of human drivers.”
Aug 24, 2012. Driverless vehicles 4. Zone Driving. “The idea is perhaps geared a bit too much around the concept of a “driver” and the thinking that she is actively following what the car does.”
Aug 15, 2012: Driverless vehicles 3. Transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode. “They call it a landing strip. In my mind this is the same as having a sign over the road telling you where you are.”
Aug 13, 2012: Driverless vehicles 2. Diagnosis and repair for autonomous vehicles. “Effectively they attempt to patent the exact thing every good driver does.”
Aug 13, 2012: Driverless vehicles1. Traffic signal mapping and detection. “This is solid engineering but I didn’t get the “hey this is clever” reaction which is a sort of indicator for inventiveness.”