05586030 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 10 patents.

The invention is a system and method for managing a resource shared by a plurality of autonomous vehicles. Each vehicle includes a navigator for causing the vehicle to travel a specified route to the resource and for generating a queue position request upon approach to the resource. A queue or fleet manager establishes a queue to control access to the resource. The queue manager generates a queue position in response to receipt of the queue position request from an approaching vehicle. Under control of the queue manager, autonomous vehicles are passed through the queue and allowed to access the resource in a first-in, first-out manner.

Title
System and method for managing access to a resource in an autonomous vehicle system
Application Number
8/328329
Publication Number
5586030
Application Date
October 24, 1994
Publication Date
December 17, 1996
Inventor
Joel L Peterson
East Peoria
IL, US
Craig L Koehrsen
Peoria
IL, US
Carl A Kemner
Peoria Heights
IL, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein and Fox
Assignee
Caterpillar
IL, US
IPC
G06F 165/00
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