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 new patent  Method and system for ultrasonic proximity service

A network service can detect an ultrasonic signal by an ultrasonic receptive component of a first device. The ultrasonic signal can be based on an ultrasonic output signal transmitted from an audio output component. ... Uber Technologies Inc

 new patent  Configuring an autonomous vehicle for an upcoming rider

An autonomous vehicle (av) can receive a pick-up location to rendezvous with a rider and a set of configuration instructions to configure one or more adjustable components of the configurable interior system for the rider. The av can analyze sensor data to autonomously control acceleration, steering, and braking systems along a route to the pick-up location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Locating a user device

Embodiments of the present disclosure support improving determination of a location of a driver device that performs bandwidth constrained communication with a server, based on sensor data acquired by the driver device. The driver device reduces dimensionality of the acquired sensor data before transmitting the sensor data to the server over a communication network. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Providing notifications to devices based on real-time conditions related to an on-demand service

A computing system can manage a notification database that stores notifications for drivers of a transportation service. The computing system can interface with at least one third party resource to receive event data corresponding to a given event. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Optimization of network service based on an existing service

A network system can receive, from a user device of a requesting user, a query related to a first service. If the network system determines that a first service provider is in progress of providing a second service for the requesting user, the network system can identify, based on a service location of the second service, a plurality of entities that provide items available for selection in association with the first service. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Identification of event schedules

A system predicts event type and event intensity within specified regions. The system trains a computer model to predict event intensity score values indicative of human activity within a certain geofence and occurring within a certain timeframe. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Image capture device with customizable regions of interest

An image capture device can include one or more image sensors and one or more image processors. The image sensor(s) can be configured to detect incoming light provided incident to a surface of each image sensor, each image sensor configured to provide full image frames of image capture data at a first resolution. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Color filter array for image capture device

Image capture devices can include an image sensor, a color filter array, and an image processor. The image sensor can include an array of sensor elements configured to detect incoming light provided incident to a surface of the image sensor. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Network system to determine a route based on timing data

A network system can estimate preparation times associated with items offered by a plurality of entities to manage a network service over a given geographic region. The network system can receive, from a user device of a user, a request that includes a selection of one or more items offered by one or more entities near the service location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Navigation lane guidance

A navigation system provides lane guidance for a navigation route. The navigation route specifies actions for a user to navigate a route from an originating point to a destination along a set of road segments. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Recommending destinations of map-related requests using categorization

A system anticipates one or more destinations that a user may be interested in requesting. Using parameters such as time of day, day of week, and user device location, the system categorizes users according to current user parameters. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Vehicle routing guidance to an authoritative location for a point of interest

An authoritative candidate is selected for determining a location of a point of interest (poi). Source data including name and location for pois is received from multiple data sources. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Safe routing for navigation systems

Examples provided herein describe a navigation system to identify routes that take safety considerations into account. The system accesses safety data from various sources and computes safety data for individual road segments of a map database at multiple times for each road segment. ... Uber Technologies Inc

Method and system for shared transport

A transport arrangement system operates to provide a service, which can receive a transport pool request from a rider. The transport pool request can specify a set of parameters, including a pickup location and a drop-off location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178741

Decreasing an autonomous vehicle power consumption

Systems and methods for decreasing vehicle power consumption are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes sending one or more first control signals to one or more control systems of an autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle operating in a first mode and configured to provide a service to one or more users of the service. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178717

User-configurable indication device for use with an on-demand transport service

A system and method for configuring an indication device is described. An on-demand service system arranges a service for a user to be provided by a service provider. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170396

Vehicle controls based on the measured weight of freight

Methods of estimating a weight of a vehicle and using the information are provided. Kinematic data of the vehicle, including at least one of a velocity or an acceleration of the vehicle, can be measured at a time. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165895

Vehicle management system

Systems, methods, and vehicles for stopping the motion of a vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a method obtaining, by one or more computing devices on-board an autonomous vehicle, data indicative of one or more parameters associated with the autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164815

Vehicle servicing system

Systems and methods for addressing a user-reported vehicle condition are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving a service request for a vehicle service for a user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164814

Vehicle management system

Systems, methods, and vehicles for taking a vehicle out-of-service are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes obtaining, by one or more computing devices on-board an autonomous vehicle, data indicative of one or more parameters associated with the autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164813

Vehicle management system

Systems, methods, and vehicles for taking a vehicle out-of-service are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes obtaining, by one or more computing devices on-board an autonomous vehicle, data indicative of one or more parameters associated with the autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164798

Vehicle control device

Devices, systems, and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a control device for user control of an autonomous vehicle includes a communication interface configured to physically couple the control device to an autonomous vehicle to allow communication with the autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159946

Adjusting attributes for an on-demand service system based on real-time information

A system and method for dynamically adjusting attributes for a network service is described. A computing system can determine a change that is to be implemented to an attribute of the network service. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159921

Transmission of data to multiple computing devices according to a transmission schedule

A network system can manage a network service for a given region by receiving requests from user devices of users and matching the requesting users with available providers. In response to receiving a request from a user device, the network system can identify a set of candidate providers available to service the request. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157984

Predicting user state using machine learning

A system coordinates services between users and providers. The system trains a computer model to predict a user state of a user using data about past services. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157862

Secure start system for an autonomous vehicle

A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle (av) can transmit credentials to an authentication system based on detecting startup of the autonomous vehicle. When the credentials are authenticated the system can receive a tunnel key from the authentication system, and establish, using the tunnel key, a private communications session with a backend vault of the authentication system. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156923

Location accuracy determination based on data from second sensor

A location detection system performs a process that uses data from a satellite navigation sensor in conjunction with data from a second sensor to determine the accuracy of location estimates provided by the satellite navigation sensor. The system uses the satellite navigation sensor to determine location estimates from at a first time and a second time. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146328

Inferential user matching system

An inferential user matching system can determine a mutual interest between a first user and a second user based on inferred trends corresponding to a set of usage behaviors by a plurality of users utilizing the system. Based on determining the mutual interest, the system can transmit, over one or more networks, a representation of the first and/or second user to the portable computing device of other user and monitor the first and/or second user to detect an expression of interest. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141564

Autonomous vehicle performance optimization system

An autonomous vehicle (av) performance optimization system can determine a set of performance metrics for determining av performance. The system can receive av performance data from avs operating or configured for operation throughout a given region. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137593

Personalizing ride experience based on contextual ride usage data

A transport system can manage an on-demand transportation service to connect available vehicles with users, and can compile ride history data for each user. The ride history data can indicate the contextual usage of the on-demand transportation service by the user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137470

Vehicle work environment

A vehicle work environment provides capabilities for working and participating in meetings while riding in a vehicle such as a driverless autonomous vehicle (av). In some examples, mobile meeting features are added to a calendaring system so that a meeting organizer can schedule a teleconference or in-vehicle meeting while some or all participants in the meeting are commuting to/from work or another destination. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128904

Lidar scanner with optical amplification

A lidar sensor can be provided having a laser, optical circulator, amplifying section, photosensor, and an electronic circuit. The laser can be configured to emit a brief electromagnetic pulse. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124213

Vehicle security system

Systems and methods for addressing a vehicle condition are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving data indicative of a condition associated with an autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121847

Pre-selection of drivers in a passenger transport system

In some locations, such as airports, drivers that provide passenger transport must wait a significant distance away from the pickup location. To reduce the delay between a passenger requesting a ride and being picked up, drivers are pre-dispatched before being assigned to specific passengers. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120842

Radar multipath processing

A control system of an autonomous vehicle (av) can receive sensor data from a sensor array of the av. The sensor data can comprise raw radar data from a radar system of the sensor array, and in many examples, a live lidar data from a lidar system of the sensor array. ... Uber Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118164

Customizable vehicle security system

Systems, methods, and vehicles for controlling access to a vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes obtaining, by one or more computing devices on-board an autonomous vehicle, a first set of data indicative of a first matrix from one or more remote computing devices that are remote from the autonomous vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109935

Trip anomaly detection system

An anomaly detection system is provided in connection with a transport service. The anomaly detection system can construct routine route profiles for individual users of the transport service using historical route data. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109922

System and method for providing dynamic supply positioning for on-demand services

A method for providing on-demand service information is provided. One or more processors determine, for a given geographic region, position information for each of a plurality of requesters for an on-demand service and position information for each of a plurality of service providers that can provide the on-demand service. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109908

Determining service provider performance with ranged transmissions

A network system receives an order request from a requesting device including a list of requested items and a delivery location. The network system may create an order entry by selecting a source location and a provider for the order. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107935

Predicting safety incidents using machine learning

A safety system associated with a travel coordination system collects safety data describing safety incidents by providers and generates a plurality of safety incident prediction models using the safety data. The safety incident prediction models predict likelihoods that providers in the computerized travel coordination system will be involved in safety incidents. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107215

Neural network system for autonomous vehicle control

A neural network may be utilized for autonomously driving a self-driving vehicle (sdv). The neural network can establish a destination location in local coordinates relative to the sdv. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102017

Facilitating direct rider pairing for mass egress areas

A transport facilitation can identify a mass egress area within a given region and receive a pick-up request from a rider device within the mass egress area. In response to receiving the pick-up request, the transport facilitation system transmit a match code to the rider device. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101925

Facilitating direct rider driver pairing for mass egress areas

A mobile computing device can store a rider application for an on-demand transportation service. Based on the mobile computing device being in a mass egress area, the rider application can initiate a late-binding state to enable a direct pairing between the user and an available driver. ... Uber Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095977

Contextual search for location services

A travel coordination system identifies geographic locations responsive to a location search request. The geographic locations are organized into a plurality of hierarchical geohash levels, each geohash level mapping the geographic location into a geohash of a different area. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092057

Network service over limited network connectivity

A method and system for controlling a data transmission for a network-based service over limited network connectivity are described. A computing device detects that it has insufficient network connectivity to transmit a data message from a service requester application executing on the computing device to a server using a data communications channel. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091605

Network system to compute and transmit data based on predictive information

A method and system for arranging service provider selection are described. A network computer system can establish a set of criteria to determine whether to display, before actually receiving an acceptance from a service provider, an assumed acceptance or a likely service provider to provide on-demand services in response to data corresponding to a request for service sent from a computing device of a user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091604

Service information and configuration user interface

A network computer system can receive data indicating a first service location from a computing device of a requesting user via an executing service application and determine data indicating a second service location. Based the first and second service locations, the network computer system can compute an upfront cost for each of a plurality of service options for completing an on-demand service for the requesting user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089784

Network system to determine accelerators for selection of a service

A network computer system can control the display of user interface features on remote computing devices. The network computer system can manage a requester profile for each of the plurality of requesters. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089227

Geographical location search using multiple data sources

A service arrangement system coordinates service providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The location-based services may include transportation of users. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088749

Customized content generation for a user interface for a network service

A network system can manage an on-demand network service throughout a given region by receiving service requests from user devices of requesting users and matching the requesting users with available service providers. The network system can further generate content data for displaying one or more user interface features on the user devices. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088584

Formatting sensor data for use in autonomous vehicle communications platform

A sensor synchronization system for an autonomous vehicle is described. Upon initializing a master clock on a master processing node for a sensor apparatus of the autonomous vehicle, the system determines whether an external timing signal is available. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088235

Multi-clad fiber-based light detection and ranging sensor

A light detection and ranging (lidar) sensor includes a single-mode fiber positioned to receive the outputted light from a laser. The lidar also includes an optical circulator, a multi-clad fiber, a first optical detector positioned to receive reflected light from an inner cladding of the multi-clad fiber, and a second optical detector positioned to receive the reflected light from a core of the multi-clad fiber.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087918

Modifying map configurations based on established location points

A computer system can monitor a dynamic location of a transport service provider traveling to rendezvous with a requesting user at a start location. The computer system can generate map content to be displayed on a user interface a computing device of the requesting user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087912

Geographical location search using multiple data sources

A service arrangement system coordinates service providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The location-based services may include transportation of users. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074209

Localization and tracking using location, signal strength, and pseudorange data

A localization server improves position estimates of global navigation satellite systems (gnss) using probabilistic shadow matching and pseudorange matching is disclosed herein. The localization server may utilize one or more of the following information: the locations of the satellites, the gnss receiver's location estimate and associated estimated uncertainty, the reported pseudoranges of the satellites, the gnss estimated clock bias, the snrs of the satellites, and 3d environment information regarding the location of the receiver. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072218

Light output system for a self-driving vehicle

A control system of a self-driving vehicle (sdv) can dynamically determine a set of autonomous driving actions to be performed by the sdv, and generate a set of intention outputs using a light output system of the sdv based on the set of autonomous driving actions, where the set of intention outputs indicating the set of autonomous driving actions prior to the sdv executing the set of autonomous driving actions. The control system can then execute the set of autonomous driving actions using acceleration, braking, and steering systems of the sdv. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067198

Vehicle sensor calibration system

A vehicle sensor calibration system for self-driving vehicles can include a turntable on which a sensor system including a lidar sensor is positioned. A plurality of fiducial targets can be positioned around the turntable to enable calibration of the sensor system, and a control mechanism can automatically rotate the turntable when the sensor system is positioned on the turntable. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066947

Providing alternative routing options to a rider of a transportation management system

A transportation management system coordinates the transportation of riders by drivers integrated with the system. To provide control to the rider of the route used during a trip provided by a given driver, the transportation management system computes several alternative routing options between the trip's origin location and destination location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061242

Hybrid trip planning for autonomous vehicles

A hybrid trip planning system can receive transport requests from requesting users, determine pick-up and/or drop off locations from the transport request, and select available autonomous vehicles (av) to service the transport requests. For each transport request, the planning system can identify a plurality of entry points from the pick-up location to an autonomy grid on which the avs operate, and a plurality of exit points from the autonomy grid to the drop-off location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060990

Real-time resource management for on-demand services

A method and system for determining and updating a value pertaining to supply and/or demand conditions of a service in a specified geographic region is provided. The method and system enable resources to be managed over multiple geographic regions. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060778

Driver location prediction for a transportation service

A transport facilitation system can receive current location data from driver devices of drivers operating throughout a given region. The system can further receive a pick-up request from a user device of a requesting user within the given region, the pick-up request including pick-up location data. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060754

Anticipating user dissatisfaction via machine learning

A server of a transportation network determines characteristics of trips provided to users, as well as the usage of the services by users. Using the determined characteristics, the server trains a model that, for a given set of trips for a user, estimates a degree of likely user dissatisfaction with the trips. ... Uber Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060664

Entrance detection from street-level imagery

Architecture that detects entrances on building facades. In a first stage, scene geometry is exploited and the multi-dimensional problem is reduced down to a one-dimensional (1d) problem. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050704

Autonomous vehicle diagnostic system

An on-board diagnostic system for an autonomous vehicle can receive diagnostic data from any number of av systems of the av. For each av system the on-board diagnostic system can determine whether the diagnostic data indicates that the av system is operating nominally. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040163

Virtual reality experience for a vehicle

A virtual reality system is disclosed that provides autonomous vehicle (av) sensor data to applications such as games and augmented reality overlays to enhance experiences for riders in the autonomous vehicle. Virtual reality headsets offer users unique and interesting experiences, but when used in a changing environment such as a moving vehicle, external stimuli can impair the virtual reality experience. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040162

Virtual reality experience for a vehicle

A virtual reality system is disclosed that provides autonomous vehicle (av) sensor data to applications such as games and augmented reality overlays to enhance experiences for riders in the autonomous vehicle. Virtual reality headsets offer users unique and interesting experiences, but when used in a changing environment such as a moving vehicle, external stimuli can impair the virtual reality experience. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034720

System event analyzer and outlier visualization

An event analysis system receives events in a time-series from a set of monitored systems and identifies a set of alert threshold values for each of the types of events to identify outliers in the time-series at an evaluated time. Portions of historic event data is selected to identify windows of event data near the evaluated time at a set of seasonally-adjusted times to predict the value of the event type. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033295

System for providing a city planning tool

A system and method for generating traffic reports is described. The system receives a set of inputs specifying at least a geographical region, a first period of time, and a second period of time. ... Uber Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032075

Predictive sensor array configuration system for an autonomous vehicle

An autonomous vehicle (av) can include a predictive sensor configuration system that can dynamically detect reflectance anomalies that affect detectability by sensor array of the av as the av travels a current route. The predictive sensor configuration system can dynamically determine one or more configurations for the sensor array to attempt to positively identify the reflectance anomalies, and preemptively execute the one or more configurations for the sensor array as the av travels the current route.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023969

Point of interest search along a route with return

A routing module identifies pois that can be reached from a route with a cost less than distance m. A routing engine performs a reverse exploration on nodes in the planned route to locate pois from which the route can be reached with a cost of less than a second cost n. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015908

Sensor cleaning system for vehicles

A device for cleaning a sensor can include a support structure and a platform assembly. The platform assembly can include a platform structure that includes a set of channels and a raised lip structure that is provided around at least a portion of the perimeter of the platform structure. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015907

Sensor cleaning system for vehicles

A device for cleaning a sensor can include a first valve, a second valve, a set of fluid nozzles, and a housing structure. The housing structure includes a first channel to enable fluid to move from the first valve to the set of fluid nozzles, a cavity, a second channel to enable air to move from the second valve to the cavity, and a slit opening to enable air to move from the cavity to outside the housing structure.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013733

Instant messaging private tags

Systems for instant messaging private tags preferably comprise a parser for parsing an instant message for sensitive data and an encryption engine for encrypting the sensitive data. A modified uuencoder is also preferably included for converting the encrypted sensitive data into a data stream that complies with an xml format. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010920

Point of interest search along a route

A system includes a gps module, user interface module, database and routing engine. To find nearby pois in one embodiment the routing engine identifies pois in the database located within a threshold distance from the planned route in euclidean distance. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009441

Predictive sensor array configuration system for an autonomous vehicle

An autonomous vehicle (av) can include a set of sensors generating sensor data corresponding to a surrounding environment of the av. The av can further include a control system that determines imminent lighting conditions for one or more cameras of the set of sensors, and executes a set of configurations for the one or more cameras to preemptively compensate for the imminent lighting conditions.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007706

Bluetooth device and data scheduler

A method and device for wireless data transmission are described. A device receives sets of sensor data associated with respective sensor measurements for a vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005407

Autonomous vehicle localization using passive image data

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005053

Perception system for autonomous vehicle

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005052

Static object detection for operating autonomous vehicle

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005050

Autonomous vehicle localization using image analysis and manipulation

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004227

Detecting deviations in driving behavior for autonomous vehicles

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004226

System and method for managing submaps for controlling autonomous vehicles

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004225

Autonomous vehicle control using submaps

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180003517

Providing alternative routing options to a rider of a transportation management system

A transportation management system coordinates the transportation of riders by drivers integrated with the system. To provide control to the rider of the route used during a trip provided by a given driver, the transportation management system computes several alternative routing options between the trip's origin location and destination location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180003511

Autonomous vehicle localization using submaps

A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370745

Navigation lane guidance

A navigation system provides lane guidance for a navigation route. The navigation route specifies actions for a user to navigate a route from an originating point to a destination along a set of road segments. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363435

Selecting a route to a destination based on zones

A travel coordination system provides suggestions to providers for where they should go to reduce the wait time between trips. A geographic region is broken down into zones and a score is generated for each zone. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359561

Disparity mapping for an autonomous vehicle

A disparity mapping system for an autonomous vehicle can include a stereoscopic camera which acquires a first image and a second image of a scene. The system generates baseline disparity data from a location and orientation of the stereoscopic camera and three-dimensional environment data for the environment around the camera. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358207

Methods and systems for providing alerts to a driver of a vehicle via condition detection and wireless communications

A monitoring system can determine that a vehicle is not being operated by a driver. Based on the vehicle not being operated, the monitoring system can analyze data from one or more sensors of the vehicle to monitor a passenger compartment of the vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358147

Trip termination determination for on-demand transport

In context of a transportation service provided through a transport arrangement service, examples determine a point of trip termination for a trip. The point of trip termination can be determined from passive information that is collected from a computing device of a driver. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358146

Programmatically determining location information in connection with a transport service

A system for programmatically determining location information in connection with a transport service is disclosed. A driver can operate a driver device and can be assigned to provide a transport service for a user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352125

Hierarchical selection process

A network system can communicate with a user device and receive a set of request data for a scheduled request at a scheduled date and a scheduled time. The set of request data indicates a start location and a destination location for the scheduled request. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351987

Matching flexible users in a travel coordination system

A travel coordination system allows users to submit flexible trip requests that allow the users to be matched with either riders or providers. A flexible user can submit a flexible trip request that can include a start location or a destination location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351977

Facilitating user action based on transmissions of data to mobile devices

A system to facilitate user action is disclosed. The system receives a first set of data indicating a request and an event identifier from an event provider device, and generates and transmits a first notification based, at least in part, on the first set of data to a set of identified users. ... Uber Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350719

User-specific landmarks for navigation systems

A server identifies landmarks associated with users as the users take part in trips or otherwise interact with a navigation system. The server causes presentation of the identified landmarks to the users during future trips, such as part of navigational directions along a route to a particular destination, or on a visible portion of a map user interface. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345303

Parking identification and availability prediction

A system includes a model generating component to generate a prediction tree model based on training data and an input component to receive input data including a destination in a geographical area. A computation component identifies at least one parking venue or at least one parking space near the destination in the geographical area and to generate at least one parking prediction corresponding to the at least one parking venue or the at least one parking space based at least in part on applying the input data to the prediction tree model. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345078

Quantification of user receptiveness via machine learning

A server provides communications to users and evaluates actions of the users after the provision of the communications to determine how receptive the various users are to such communications. Receptiveness is determined through a training process involving the formation of training sets based on whether users a test set of users were receptive to a previous set of communications, the derivation of relevant features for the users of the training set, the training of a model based on the derived features, and the use of the model for users whose receptiveness is to be estimated. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344010

Facilitating rider pick-up for a self-driving vehicle

A control system of a self-driving vehicle (sdv) can process sensor data from the sensor system to autonomously operate acceleration, braking, and steering systems of the sdv throughout a given region. The control system can receive a transport directive from a transport facilitation system to service a pick-up request from a requesting user, the transport directive indicating an inputted pick-up location by the requesting user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343654

Vehicle sensor calibration system

A vehicle sensor calibration system can detect an sdv on a turntable surrounded by a plurality of fiducial targets, and rotate the turntable using a control mechanism to provide the sensor system of the sdv with a sensor view of the plurality of fiducial targets. The vehicle sensor calibration system can receive, over a communication link with the sdv, a data log corresponding to the sensor view from the sensor system of the sdv recorded as the sdv rotates on the turntable. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343377

Determining location information using a location data point provided by a computing device

A system and method for determining location information using a location data point provided by a computing device is described. A location data point is received by a system from a client computing device. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329332

Control system to adjust operation of an autonomous vehicle based on a probability of interference by a dynamic object

An autonomous vehicle operates to obtain sensor data for a road segment that is in front of the vehicle. The autonomous vehicle can include a control system which processes the sensor data to determine an interference value that reflects a probability that at least a detected object will interfere with a selected path of the autonomous vehicle at one or more points of the road segment. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327126

Method for maintaining active control of an autonomous vehicle

A method for operating an autonomous vehicle can involve monitoring a throttle position of a throttle pedal on the semi-autonomous vehicle. Once the throttle pedal is found to no longer be depressed, the vehicle can be returned to human control.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323179

Object detection for an autonomous vehicle

An object detection system for an autonomous vehicle processes sensor data, including one or more images, obtained for a road segment on which the autonomous vehicle is being driven. The object detection system compares the images to three-dimensional (3d) environment data for the road segment to determine pixels in the images that correspond to objects not previously identified in the 3d environment data. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309552

System and method for verifying users for a network service using existing users

A network computer system verifies users for a network service using verification input provided by existing users. The network computer system may determine a set of existing users of the network service based on information obtained from an information resource of the user's computing device. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309083

Determining an amount for a toll based on location data points provided by a computing device

A method for calculating a fare for a transport service is provided. One or more processors receive a plurality of location data points from a computing device associated with a vehicle providing the transport service. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308819

Flexible departure time for trip requests

A travel coordination system allows a rider to request a trip with a flexible departure time. The rider can specify a pick-up location, a trip destination, a target trip price, and a departure timeframe for the trip. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308560

Location searching with category indices

A map searching system determines locations responsive to a search query. The map searching system parses the search query to generate a set of search tokens and searches a plurality of location category indices using the search tokens. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307763

Road registration differential gps

A system and method of calibrating satellite signals broadcast by one or more satellites of a satellite positioning system. The system receives sensor data from one or more sensors provided on a vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307738

Lidar scanner calibration

A lidar sensor can include a laser configured to output electromagnetic pulses and an optical splitter positioned to split each of the electromagnetic pulses into (i) at least one calibration pulse, and (ii) at least one external pulse directed toward an object external from the lidar sensor. The lidar sensor can further include a photodetector configured to detect the at least one calibration pulse and a reflected pulse based on the at least one external pulse reflecting from the object. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305360

External sensor assembly for vehicles

A sensor assembly may include a housing and a collection of optical sensors. The housing may include a base portion, and a raised portion defining a summit of the housing. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294130

Rider-vehicle handshake

An autonomous vehicle (av) and a mobile computing device can perform a rider to vehicle handshake utilizing flash codes received from a backend transport facilitation system. Upon approaching a pick-up location, the av can output a flash sequence, which can be detected by the mobile computing device to identify the av to the rider. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285642

Optimizing timing for configuring an autonomous vehicle

An autonomous vehicle (av) can receive a pick-up location from a backend transport facilitation system to service a pick-up request from a requesting user. The av can further process sensor data from a sensor array of the av to dynamically identify potential hazards while autonomously operating the av along a current route to the pick-up location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284819

Utilizing accelerometer data to configure an autonomous vehicle for a user

A system can analyze accelerometer data and location data from a mobile computing device to determine a set of user attributes for a user of the mobile computing device. In certain implementations, the set of user attributes can be utilized by a backend transport facilitation system to configure an autonomous vehicle's seat for the user prior to being picked up for transport.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284148

Detecting objects within a vehicle in connection with a service

A system for monitoring a vehicle used in providing a service is disclosed. The system detects when the service is complete, and upon detecting that the service is complete, the system determines, from one or more sensors of the vehicle, that an object which should have been removed from the vehicle after completion of the transport service, remains in the vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284147

Detecting objects within a vehicle in connection with a service

A system for monitoring a vehicle used in providing a service is disclosed. The system detects when the service is complete, and upon detecting that the service is complete, the system determines, from one or more sensors of the vehicle, that an object which should have been removed from the vehicle after completion of the transport service, remains in the vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282821

Transport facilitation system for configuring a service vehicle for a user

A transport facilitation system can receive a pick-up request from a user device running a designated application of a transportation arrangement service managed by the transport facilitation system, where the pick-up request comprising a unique identifier and a pick-up location. Using the unique identifier, the transport facilitation system can perform a lookup in the database for a comfort profile indicating vehicle setup preferences for a user of the user device, and based on the pick-up location, select a service vehicle to service the pick-up request. ... Uber Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282675

Thermal reduction system for an autonomous vehicle

A thermal reduction system for an autonomous vehicle can include a fluid pump pumping cooling fluid through one or more fluid lines of a cooling rack to cool a data processing system of the autonomous vehicle. The thermal reduction system can further include a cabin radiator receiving the cooling fluid from the fluid pump. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277186

Autonomous vehicle communication configuration system

An autonomous vehicle (av) can include a communication system to communicate with a backend system, a sensor system to collect sensor data representing an operational environment of the av, and a control system that can processes the sensor data to perform a localization operation to determine a location and an orientation of the av within a given region, and autonomously operate the av's acceleration, braking, and steering systems throughout the given region. Based on the localization operation, the av can implement a set of configuration commands to configure the communication system to transmit and receive data with the backend system using one or more specified network nodes.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272943

Secure start system for an autonomous vehicle

A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle (av) can detect startup of the av and transmit credentials to a backend system. When the credentials are authenticated, the secure start system can receive a tunnel key from the backend system. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272918

Providing route information to devices during a shared transport service

A system and method of providing information about a transport service to user devices are described. The system arranges a transport service for a first user and a second user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272901

Network computer system to address service providers to contacts

According to some examples, a network computer system is provided to perform a first process to authorize a service request using a contact identifier, and to perform a second process to obtain a service parameter for addressing a service provider to a contact. Upon completion of the first process, the network computer system provides a service graphical interface for display on a mobile device of the user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270794

Target addressing system

Examples include a system and service for addressing users, vehicles, and service providers to targets using multi-segmented routes and/or targets whom are persons.. . ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269940

Secure start system for an autonomous vehicle

A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle (av) can include a compute stack and a communications router. The communications router can include an encrypted router drive and an input interface to receive a boot-loader that includes a basic decryption key to decrypt the encrypted router drive and enable network communications with a backend system. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269601

System and method of sensor triggering for synchronized operation

A sensor triggering system for a sensor apparatus including a plurality of sensors. The system detects a first sensor pulse and determines a memory address of a lookup table based on the first sensor pulse. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269593

Drive-by-wire control system

A user interface device for an autonomous vehicle (av) can include an autonomy engage selector and a plurality of vehicle interfaces connected in series. Each of the plurality of vehicle interfaces can correspond to a respective vehicle operation and can include a relay that engages when the vehicle interface is in a ready state. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267166

User-configurable indication device for use with an on-demand transport service

A system and method for configuring an indication device is described. An on-demand service system arranges a transport service for a user to be provided by a driver. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262770

Cascaded boosted predictive models

Cascaded, boosted predictive models trained using distinct sets of exogenous and endogenous features are configured to predict component of performance ratings of entities. From the distinct predicted components, the second entity's rating factor can be determined. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262709

Traffic signal analysis system

A traffic signal analysis system can receive image data from one or more cameras of an autonomous vehicle, where the image data includes a traffic signaling system located at an intersection. The traffic signal analysis system can determine a pass-through action for the autonomous vehicle through the intersection, and access a matching signal map that includes characteristic information indicating properties of the traffic signaling system. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262659

Multi-level encryption of tokenized protected data

A system uses a multi-level encryption and tokenization mechanism to allow for fields of a larger object to be individually tokenized and encrypted. Protected data is encrypted using an encryption key and a generated token is displayed in its place. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259753

Sidepod stereo camera system for an autonomous vehicle

A sidepod stereo camera system for an autonomous vehicle (av) includes a sidepod housing mounted to the av, a view pane coupled to the sidepod housing, and a stereo camera mounted within the sidepod housing. The stereo camera has a field of view extending outward from the sidepod housing through the view pane. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255199

Planar-beam, light detection and ranging system

A planar-beam, light detection and ranging (pladar) system can include a laser scanner that emits a planar-beam, and a detector array that detects reflected light from the planar beam.. . ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254880

Dynamic range setting for vehicular radars

A vehicle control system includes a set of radars, with each radar of the set including a depth setting which controls a corresponding range of the radar. The corresponding range of at least one radar may be adjusted based on contextual information, as determined by the vehicle when the vehicle is in use.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253254

Sensory stimulation system for an autonomous vehicle

A sensory stimulation system for autonomous vehicle (av) can monitor a set of maneuvers of the av. Based on each respective maneuver, the sensory stimulation system can determine a set of sensory stimulation outputs to provide a rider of the av with sensory indications of the respective maneuver. ... Uber Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253252

Sensory stimulation for an autonomous vehicle

A sensory stimulation system for autonomous vehicle (av) can monitor av data indicating actions to be performed by the av. The sensory stimulation system can further provide a user interface the enables riders of the av to adjust output parameters of the sensory stimulation system. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248430

Dynamically providing position information of a transit object to a computing device

A system and method for providing position information of a transit object to a computing device is provided. Global positioning satellite (gps) information of a transit object can be periodically received. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240098

Lighting device for a vehicle

A control system of a self-driving vehicle (sdv) can process sensor data from a sensor system of the sdv to autonomously control acceleration, steering, and braking systems of the sdv along a current route. Based on the current route, the control system can dynamically determine a set of immediate actions to be performed by the sdv. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240096

Intention signaling for an autonomous vehicle

An intention signaling system for an autonomous vehicle (av) can monitor sensor information indicating a situational environment of the av, and detect an external entity based, at least in part, on the sensor data. The intention signaling system can generate an output to signal one of an intent of the av or an acquiescence of the av to the external entity.. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236411

Network computer system for analyzing driving actions of drivers on road segments of a geographic region

Examples include a network computer system and/or service which operates to remotely monitor vehicles to detect and characterize driving actions of drivers with respect to specific road segments of a roadway.. . ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227371

Selecting a route to a destination based on zones

A travel coordination system provides suggestions to providers for where they should go to reduce the wait time between trips. A geographic region is broken down into zones and a score is generated for each zone. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227370

Reducing wait time of providers of ride services using zone scoring

A travel coordination system provides information to providers to reduce the wait time between trips. A region is partitioned into zones and generates a score for each zone. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221071

Issue resolution platform

An issue resolution platform is implemented on a computer system that communicates with user devices over a network.. . ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220240

In-application interactive notification

A system and method of providing information on a computing device is described. A client application can present a user interface on a display of the computing device. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220237

Computer execution of application with selective launch behavior

A computing device retrieves configuration data from a local source that is resident on the computing device, but external to the application. One or more metadata sets are selected based on the configuration data. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219372

Street-level guidance via route path

A street-level view can realistically reflect that objects occlude depicted route paths. Such objects can include guardrails, buildings, or any of a variety of other objects as described herein. ... Uber Technologies Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219360

Simplifying gps data for map building and distance calculation

A tracking server receives gps data from a location tracking device located in a vehicle. The gps data describes a path that is representative of a pathway of the vehicle used to complete a trip from a starting location to a destination location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201914

Non-interrupted handoff of real-time network-distributed services

A real-time service is distributed across multiple hosts, with different instances of the service running on the different hosts. Instances of a current (non-updated) version of a service run concurrently with instances of an updated version of the same service for some period of time. ... Uber Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195476

Dynamically controlling the presentation of a graphic feature based on location information

A system and method of operating a mobile device is described. The mobile device can determine its current location and determine whether a location-based service, which can be requested by a user operating the mobile device, is available for use at the current location. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186056

Providing on-demand services through use of portable computing devices

A computing device or system is operable to display a service option feature that includes graphic features which individually correspond to a respective service option of a plurality of service options. Service-specific information is provided on the display for a first service option that is based, at least in part, on a current location of the user. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177000

Intelligent lens masking system for an autonomous vehicle

An intelligent lens masking system for a camera array of an autonomous vehicle (av) can include an array interface to receive real-time data from the camera array as the av travels along a given route, where each camera of the camera array may include a masking layer on its lens. The intelligent lens masking system can dynamically identify, in the real-time data, a number of light sources in the field of view for each respective camera in the camera array. ... Uber Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175431

Detecting objects within a vehicle in connection with a service

A system for monitoring a vehicle used in providing a service is disclosed. The system detects when the service is complete, and upon detecting that the service is complete, the system determines, from one or more sensors of the vehicle, that an object which should have been removed from the vehicle after completion of the transport service, remains in the vehicle. ... Uber Technologies Inc








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