05646845 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 17 patents.

A system and method for controlling an autonomously navigated vehicle uses a vehicle manager to control vehicle subsystems and to respond to commands from either a vehicle navigation system or a remote control panel. The vehicle manager controls vehicle subsystems including a speed control subsystem, a steering control subsystem, an auxiliary control subsystem, and a monitor subsystem. The speed control subsystem controls the speed of the vehicle in response to a speed command from the vehicle manager. The steering control subsystem controls the steering angle of the vehicle in response to a steering command from the vehicle manager. The auxiliary control subsystem controls auxiliary functions of the vehicle in response to an auxiliary command from the vehicle manager. The monitor subsystem monitors the status of each of the other subsystems and provides the status to the vehicle manager.

Title
System and method for controlling an autonomously navigated vehicle
Application Number
487980
Publication Number
5646845
Application Date
May 1, 1995
Publication Date
July 8, 1997
Inventor
Louis J Weinbeck
Peoria
IL, US
Darrell E Stafford
Dunlap
IL, US
Larry E Schmidt
Peoria
IL, US
Joel L Peterson
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
Karl W Kleimenhagen
Peoria
IL, US
William L Whittaker
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Adam J Gudat
Edelstein
IL, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Assignee
Caterpillar
IL, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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