Autonomous Vehicles

An autonomous vehicle is any vehicle that requires little or no human input to navigate. It can be fully autonomous or provide partial assistance, such as lane guidance, pre-collision braking, self-parking, automated highway control, etc.  Autonomous vehicles are also commonly referred to as self-driving cars, driverless cars, or robotic cars. 

Engineering autonomous vehicles combines a variety of hardware and software expertise.  HBSR’s attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists offer a variety of backgrounds germane to autonomous vehicle technology, such as computer and electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, physics, and artificial intelligence.  Our patent team has significant work experience with not only autonomous vehicles, but also robotics, machine learning, image processing, and global positioning systems.  Particularly relevant technical specialties among our legal staff include:

  • Image processing
  • Vision systems (e.g., stereo vision systems, monovision systems)
  • Radar sensors and radar arrays
  • Lidar sensors
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
  • Navigation processes
  • Localization processes
  • Human-to-machine interfaces
  • Machine-to-machine interfaces
  • Fault detection
  • Mobile technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Testing platforms

We have for example filed patent applications directed to adding an autonomous architecture to any existing vehicle, integrating data from multiple types of sensor systems, and geopositioning.  Other patent applications are directed to testing platforms, methods for object detection using mobile phone data, and methods for fault-tolerant detection.

Autonomous Vehicles
Overview

An autonomous vehicle is any vehicle that requires little or no human input to navigate. It can be fully autonomous or provide partial assistance, such as lane guidance, pre-collision braking, self-parking, automated highway control, etc.  Autonomous vehicles are also commonly referred to as self-driving cars, driverless cars, or robotic cars. 

Engineering autonomous vehicles combines a variety of hardware and software expertise.  HBSR’s attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists offer a variety of backgrounds germane to autonomous vehicle technology, such as computer and electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, physics, and artificial intelligence.  Our patent team has significant work experience with not only autonomous vehicles, but also robotics, machine learning, image processing, and global positioning systems.  Particularly relevant technical specialties among our legal staff include:

  • Image processing
  • Vision systems (e.g., stereo vision systems, monovision systems)
  • Radar sensors and radar arrays
  • Lidar sensors
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
  • Navigation processes
  • Localization processes
  • Human-to-machine interfaces
  • Machine-to-machine interfaces
  • Fault detection
  • Mobile technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Testing platforms

We have for example filed patent applications directed to adding an autonomous architecture to any existing vehicle, integrating data from multiple types of sensor systems, and geopositioning.  Other patent applications are directed to testing platforms, methods for object detection using mobile phone data, and methods for fault-tolerant detection.

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