Disclosed herein are systems and methods for automated recognition of a transportation customer. One embodiment takes the form of a method comprising an autonomous vehicle, while in a pickup zone for a passenger, sending a gesture-performance request to a user device of the passenger; the autonomous vehicle capturing sensor data in the pickup zone using at least one sensor of the autonomous vehicle; and the autonomous vehicle detecting, in the captured sensor data, that a particular gesture is being performed at a particular location within the pickup zone, and responsively proceeding to and stopping at the particular location.
|Patent number||WO2017155740 A1|
|IPC||G05D 1/ 00 A I|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Sep 2017|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|