05615116 is referenced by 277 patents and cites 27 patents.

An apparatus and method for navigating a vehicle along a predetermined route use route data and path data to define the predetermined route. The route data represents one or more contiguous path segments between adjacent nodes along the predetermined route. The path data includes postures of the vehicle along each of the path segments. The postures define the desired position, heading, curvature and speed of vehicle at various locations along the path segments. The apparatus and method use the posture information to generate and track a path thereby allowing the vehicle to navigate along the predetermined route.

Title
Apparatus and method for autonomous vehicle navigation using path data
Application Number
487980
Publication Number
5615116
Application Date
May 1, 1995
Publication Date
March 25, 1997
Inventor
Lonnie J Devier
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Louis J Weinbeck
Peoria
IL, US
Darrell E Stafford
Dunlap
IL, US
Larry E Schmidt
Peoria
IL, US
Joel L Peterson
Peoria
IL, US
Norman K Lay
Peoria
IL, US
Christos T Kyrtsos
Peoria
IL, US
Craig L Koehrsen
Peoria
IL, US
Walter J Bradbury
Peoria
IL, US
Carl A Kemner
Peoria Heights
IL, US
Dana A Christensen
Peoria
IL, US
Sanjiv J Singh
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Richard G Clow
Phoenix
AZ, US
Jay H West
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Karl W Kleimenhagen
Peoria
IL, US
William L Whittaker
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Dong H Shin
Pittsburgh
PA, US
WenFan Shi
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Gary K Shaffer
Butler
PA, US
Prithvi N Rao
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Adam J Gudat
Edelstein
IL, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Assignee
Caterpillar
IL, US
IPC
G06F 165/00
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