GB2432922B - Systems and methods for control of a vehicle - Google Patents

Systems and methods for control of a vehicle

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GB2432922B
GB2432922B GB0701810A GB0701810A GB2432922B GB 2432922 B GB2432922 B GB 2432922B GB 0701810 A GB0701810 A GB 0701810A GB 0701810 A GB0701810 A GB 0701810A GB 2432922 B GB2432922 B GB 2432922B
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Prior art keywords
vehicle
systems
methods
control
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GB0701810A
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GB0701810D0 (en )
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James Allard
David S Barrett
Misha Filippov
Robert Todd Pack
Selma Svendsen
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iRobot Corp
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iRobot Corp
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W50/00Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. process diagnostic or vehicle driver interfaces
    • B60W50/02Ensuring safety in case of control system failures, e.g. by diagnosing, circumventing or fixing failures
    • B60W50/035Bringing the control units into a predefined state, e.g. giving priority to particular actuators
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
    • B60K31/00Vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operator
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
    • B60K31/00Vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operator
    • B60K31/02Vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operator including electrically actuated servomechanism including an electric control system or a servomechanism in which the vehicle velocity affecting element is actuated electrically
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W10/00Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
    • G05B11/00Automatic controllers
    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
    • G05B11/00Automatic controllers
    • G05B11/01Automatic controllers electric
    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
    • G05D1/00Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W10/00Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
    • B60W10/04Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units
    • B60W10/06Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of propulsion units including control of combustion engines
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W10/00Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
    • B60W10/10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of change-speed gearings
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W10/00Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
    • B60W10/18Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of braking systems
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W50/00Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit, e.g. process diagnostic or vehicle driver interfaces
    • B60W2050/0062Adapting control system settings
    • B60W2050/0075Automatic parameter input, automatic initialising or calibrating means
    • B60W2050/0077Automatic parameter input, automatic initialising or calibrating means involving external transmission of data to or from the vehicle
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W2550/00Input parameters relating to exterior conditions
    • B60W2550/20Traffic related input parameters
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
    • B60W2550/00Input parameters relating to exterior conditions
    • B60W2550/40Involving external transmission of data to or from the vehicle
    • B60W2550/402Involving external transmission of data to or from the vehicle for navigation systems
GB0701810A 2004-10-22 2005-10-20 Systems and methods for control of a vehicle Active GB2432922B (en)

Priority Applications (6)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US10972082 US7499776B2 (en) 2004-10-22 2004-10-22 Systems and methods for control of an unmanned ground vehicle
US10971725 US7499775B2 (en) 2004-10-22 2004-10-22 System and method for terrain feature tracking
US10971718 US7499804B2 (en) 2004-10-22 2004-10-22 System and method for multi-modal control of an autonomous vehicle
US10972081 US8078338B2 (en) 2004-10-22 2004-10-22 System and method for behavior based control of an autonomous vehicle
US10971724 US7499774B2 (en) 2004-10-22 2004-10-22 System and method for processing safety signals in an autonomous vehicle
GB0521352A GB2419430B (en) 2004-10-22 2005-10-20 Systems and Methods for Control of a Vehicle

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GB0701810D0 true GB0701810D0 (en) 2007-03-14
GB2432922A true GB2432922A (en) 2007-06-06
GB2432922B true GB2432922B (en) 2009-09-02

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US5076382A (en) * 1989-06-23 1991-12-31 Trw Inc. Method and apparatus for steering a vehicle
US5245422A (en) * 1991-06-28 1993-09-14 Zexel Corporation System and method for automatically steering a vehicle within a lane in a road
EP0601728A1 (en) * 1992-12-09 1994-06-15 Eaton Corporation Clutch mode control logic
US5448479A (en) * 1994-09-01 1995-09-05 Caterpillar Inc. Remote control system and method for an autonomous vehicle
US5485892A (en) * 1991-10-14 1996-01-23 Mazda Motor Corporation Drive control system for automobile
EP0835797A2 (en) * 1996-10-09 1998-04-15 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Automatic steering system for vehicle
US6059063A (en) * 1997-04-28 2000-05-09 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Automatic steering system for vehicle
US6633800B1 (en) * 2001-01-31 2003-10-14 Ainsworth Inc. Remote control system

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US5076382A (en) * 1989-06-23 1991-12-31 Trw Inc. Method and apparatus for steering a vehicle
US5245422A (en) * 1991-06-28 1993-09-14 Zexel Corporation System and method for automatically steering a vehicle within a lane in a road
US5485892A (en) * 1991-10-14 1996-01-23 Mazda Motor Corporation Drive control system for automobile
EP0601728A1 (en) * 1992-12-09 1994-06-15 Eaton Corporation Clutch mode control logic
US5448479A (en) * 1994-09-01 1995-09-05 Caterpillar Inc. Remote control system and method for an autonomous vehicle
EP0835797A2 (en) * 1996-10-09 1998-04-15 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Automatic steering system for vehicle
US6059063A (en) * 1997-04-28 2000-05-09 Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Automatic steering system for vehicle
US6633800B1 (en) * 2001-01-31 2003-10-14 Ainsworth Inc. Remote control system

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