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Bing Deng, Jiang Du: Vehicle procession control through a traffic intersection. GM Global Technology Operations, March 10, 2015: US08977420 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling vehicle procession through an intersection includes monitoring movement of a first vehicle through the intersection, and synchronizing movement of a second vehicle following the first vehicle through the intersection to the first vehicle movement through the intersection.


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Taku Sakima, Yuusuke Matsumoto, Syunya Kumano, Naoki Kawasaki: Apparatus and computer program for controlling vehicle tracking target vehicle. DENSO CORPORATION, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 5, 2016: US09302673 (3 worldwide citation)

In an apparatus for controlling a vehicle to track another vehicle, a controller causes the controlled vehicle to track one of other vehicles as a target vehicle if one of the other vehicles meets a target-vehicle selecting condition. The target-vehicle selecting condition is required for selecting ...


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Yusuke Ueda, Tomohiko Tsuruta, Takeshi Hatoh, Takayuki Kondoh, Naoya Inoue: Driving route generation device. DENSO CORPORATION, Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 2, 2016: US09403555 (2 worldwide citation)

A selection track setting section in a driving route generation device determines as a selected track a track of a preceding vehicle when a detection section and a track generation section detects a track of the preceding vehicle which is running on the same driving lane of a host vehicle. A candida ...


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Wilfried Mehr, Ulrich Stählin, Stefan Lüke: Method and system for autonomous tracking of a following vehicle in the lane of a leading vehicle. Continental Teves & Co oHG, RatnerPrestia, November 17, 2015: US09189961 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for autonomous tracking of a following vehicle on the track of a leading vehicle. A lead message is received by the following vehicle and rejected by the following vehicle or confirmed with a follow message. After receipt of the follow message, a first element of coordination inf ...


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Mitsuhisa Shida: Row running control system and vehicle. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Oliff, March 24, 2015: US08989995 (2 worldwide citation)

A row running control system is a system that controls the running state of each vehicle by optimum control (LQ control) so that five vehicles, for example, run in a row. Acceleration instruction values for the succeeding four vehicles among the five vehicles are determined as values minimizing pred ...


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SANDBERG Tony: [fr] SYSTÈME DE SUPPORT ET PROCÉDÉ POUR FORMER DES TRAINS DE VÉHICULES, [en] SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING VEHICLE TRAINS. SCANIA CV, FRENDH Eva, November 7, 2013: WO/2013/165297 (2 worldwide citation)

[en] The invention concerns a system for forming a platoon, which system comprises an identifying unit adapted so as to identify a first vehicle and a second vehicle for inclusion in a common platoon, determine vehicle parameters related to said identified vehicles and generate an identification sig ...


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Michael S Gordon, James R Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Peter K Malkin, Clifford A Pickover: Controlling spacing of self-driving vehicles based on social network relationships. International Business Machines Corporation, Law Office of Jim Boice, September 5, 2017: US09751532 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and/or computer program product controls a physical spacing between self-driving vehicles (SDVs). One or more processors receive a social network node graph. The social network node graph describes a graphical distance between a first node on the social network node graph and a second node ...


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Steven J Kolhouse, Carlos A Lana, Vivek A Sujan, Phani Vajapeyazula, J Stephen Wills, Thomas M Yonushonis: Apparatus and method for grouping vehicles for cooperative driving. CUMMINS, Foley & Lardner, January 24, 2017: US09551993 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a logistics manager that includes a processor. The logistics manager is communicably coupled to at least one of a first wireless communication module onboard a first vehicle and a second wireless communication module onboard a second vehicle. The logistics manager is configured ...


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Akiyoshi Mizutani, Keiji Matsuoka, Koji Shimizu, Haruki Okazaki: Vehicle-mounted radar apparatus. DENSO CORPORATION, Mazda Motor Corporation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 7, 2015: US09073548 (1 worldwide citation)

A vehicle-mounted radar apparatus for transmitting radar waves toward the outside of a vehicle mounting the apparatus thereon and receiving the radar waves reflected from an object to thereby acquire information about the object. In the apparatus, a target detection unit transmits and receives the r ...


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Kazuyoshi Isaji, Naohiko Tsuru: Vehicle-use speed control apparatus. Denso Corporation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 10, 2015: US08954256 (1 worldwide citation)

The vehicle-use speed control apparatus sets a virtual preceding vehicle assumed to run at a target speed at a predetermined initial distance ahead of the own vehicle when the brake pedal is operated causing a relative speed between the actual vehicle speed and the target speed exceeds a predetermin ...