"You're driving too fast", "Don't turn here, the next one", "I think you missed a pothole back there", "We can walk to the curb from here" - All helpful suggestions from people not tasked with driving the car. How will an autonomous driving system interact, process, weigh and respond to passenger preferences?
Enter US10173667B2, Occupant based vehicle control. Just granted last week, 1/8/2019, and filed 6/19/2017, this ELWHA LLC patent monitors a vehicles' occupants and modifies the driving experience.
"Acoustic sensors 136 may detect voluntary (e.g., “slow down, please”) and involuntary sounds (e.g., sudden intake of breath, screams, etc.)"