Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicle Query Systems

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) collect and process rich visual and dimensional data as they operate. Across a fleet of AVs, the collective data forms an up-to-date partial snapshot of the physical world. The ability to query this data has many use-cases, from finding open parking spots and checking the line outside a coffee shop, to monitoring the usage of urban spaces and road conditions. Managing AV data has unique challenges with respect to data volume, bias, and privacy issues…