Zoox‘s patent involves a method where a vehicle connects to multiple networks, prioritizes data transmission based on network parameters and map data, and autonomously controls the vehicle. This innovation optimizes data transmission efficiency in varying network conditions for improved vehicle performance. GlobalData’s report on Zoox gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Zoox, was a key innovation area identified from patents.

Optimizing vehicle data transmission using multiple wireless networks

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Zoox Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11927952B2) outlines a method for a vehicle to autonomously control itself based on commands received from a remote computing device. The method involves determining vehicle data associated with the vehicle, including different types of data with varying priorities. The vehicle selects wireless networks to connect to based on a network map of its current location and measures parameters associated with these networks. The data is then transmitted to the remote device via the selected networks, with different portions of the data assigned to different transmission queues based on priorities. The vehicle then receives commands from the remote device and adjusts its operations accordingly.

Furthermore, the patent details the specific types of data that can be included in the vehicle data, such as image data, object representations, diagnostic data, and sensor data. The method also involves determining network parameters like bandwidth, signal strength, latency, and error rates to optimize data transmission. Additionally, the patent covers scenarios where the vehicle predicts network conditions at different locations based on network data and measured parameters. The patent also includes provisions for storing and executing instructions related to these operations on computer-readable media within the vehicle, as well as the configuration of the vehicle with processors and storage media to carry out the described operations effectively.

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