JP5263186B2 - Vehicle control device - Google Patents

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JP5263186B2
JP5263186B2 JP2010015747A JP2010015747A JP5263186B2 JP 5263186 B2 JP5263186 B2 JP 5263186B2 JP 2010015747 A JP2010015747 A JP 2010015747A JP 2010015747 A JP2010015747 A JP 2010015747A JP 5263186 B2 JP5263186 B2 JP 5263186B2
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To prevent the occurrence of control interference between automatic switching caused by selecting a specific travel mode and manual switching caused by switch operation, in a control state of a vehicle, in a vehicle control device. <P>SOLUTION: This vehicle control device includes a manual control state switching means for switching the control state of the vehicle by operation of a predetermined control switch, a travel mode selecting means for selecting a travel mode when the vehicle travels, an automatic control state switching means for automatically switching the control state of the vehicle in a predetermined control state when selecting the specific travel mode except for an ordinary travel mode by the travel mode selecting means, and a manual switching restricting means for restricting switching of the control state of the vehicle by operation of a specific predetermined control switch by the manual control state switching means when selecting the specific travel mode except for the ordinary travel mode by the travel mode selecting means. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2010,JPO&amp;INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a vehicle control device, and more particularly to a vehicle control device capable of switching a control state of a vehicle by operating a predetermined control switch.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, there is known an apparatus that selects a travel mode during vehicle travel and restricts the operation of a predetermined control switch according to the selected travel mode (see, for example, Patent Document 1). In this device, for example, when the SNOW mode is selected as the travel mode by a switch operation, the number of steps selected by the shift lever of the transmission is limited to other than “1st speed”. In this case, since the driving force acting on the wheels on the snow road is limited, it is possible to prevent the occurrence of tire slip and to ensure proper traveling of the vehicle.

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  By the way, it is desirable that the vehicle control state is immediately switched to a desired one with a single mode switch because the control switching operation of the vehicle driver is unnecessary, and thus the vehicle control state is simply switched. However, there are some cases where the vehicle control state is not switched by one mode switch, and a vehicle driver's control switching operation is required to switch the vehicle to a desired control state. For example, a transfer lever or a center differential lock switch. In this system, even if the mode switch is pressed, the vehicle cannot be switched to a desired control state unless the vehicle driver performs a control switching operation, and it is difficult to ensure proper traveling of the vehicle. Can happen.

  The vehicle may be provided with an individual function switch for turning on / off one function included in the traveling mode, in addition to the mode switch for switching the traveling mode described above. For example, a 2nd start switch for starting the transmission of the vehicle from “second speed” instead of “first speed”. When the SNOW mode is selected as the travel mode by the mode switch as described above, the vehicle control state is switched so as to limit the number of stages of the transmission, but after such switching is performed, the speed is changed by pressing the 2nd start switch. If the limit on the number of stages of the machine is released, there will be a situation where the control state that matches the selected travel mode is not realized.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above points, and generates control interference in the control state of a vehicle in which both automatic switching associated with selection of a specific traveling mode and manual switching associated with switch operation can be performed. It is an object of the present invention to provide a vehicle control device that can be prevented.

  The above-described object is achieved by a manual control state switching unit that switches a vehicle control state by operating a predetermined control switch, a travel mode selection unit that selects a travel mode during vehicle travel, and a mode other than the normal travel mode by the travel mode selection unit. When a specific travel mode is selected, a specific travel mode other than the normal travel mode is selected by the automatic control state switching means for automatically switching the vehicle control state to a predetermined control state and the travel mode selection means. In this case, it is achieved by a vehicle control device comprising: manual switching restriction means for restricting switching of the vehicle control state by operating a specific predetermined control switch by the manual control state switching means.

  In this aspect of the invention, the vehicle control state is switched by an operation of a predetermined control switch, and automatically switches to a predetermined control state when the travel mode is selected as a specific travel mode other than the normal travel mode. However, when the specific travel mode is selected, further switching of the control state by operating the predetermined control switch is restricted. Therefore, according to the present invention, it is possible to arbitrate between the automatic switching associated with the selection of a specific driving mode and the manual switching associated with the switch operation for the control state of the vehicle, and control interference occurs between the automatic switching and the manual switching. Can be prevented.

  In the vehicle control apparatus described above, the predetermined control switch is switched to the manual control state switching even when a travel mode other than the normal travel mode is selected by the travel mode selection means, separately from the specific predetermined control switch. A switchable switch that allows the vehicle control state to be switched by an operation by means may be included.

  In the invention of this aspect, the switching of the control state of the vehicle by the operation of the predetermined control switch other than the switchable switch is restricted by selecting a travel mode other than the normal travel mode, but the vehicle by the operation of the switchable switch Switching of the control state is allowed.

  Further, the vehicle control device described above may further include a limit switch notification unit that notifies a driver of the specific predetermined control switch in which switching of the control state of the vehicle is limited by the switching limit unit.

  In the invention of this aspect, the driver is informed of the specific predetermined control switch that is restricted from being switched in the control state of the vehicle when the specific driving mode is selected. Therefore, according to the present invention, it is possible to notify the driver of a specific predetermined control switch that has stopped functioning in a specific driving mode.

  Furthermore, in the above-described vehicle control device, when the specific predetermined control switch is operated, the limit switch notification unit operates the specific predetermined control switch in which switching of the control state of the vehicle is limited by the switching limit unit. It is also possible to inform the driver.

  In the invention of this aspect, it is possible to prevent the driver from being excessively notified of the specific predetermined control switch that has stopped functioning in the specific driving mode.

  In the vehicle control device described above, the manual control state switching means switches the operation state of the drive system of the vehicle by operating a predetermined control switch, and the travel mode selection means switches the travel mode between the normal travel mode and the off-road travel. One of a plurality of off-road modes suitable for the vehicle is selected, and the automatic control state switching means is selected each time the off-road mode other than the normal driving mode is selected by the driving mode selection means. When the switching of the drive system recommended for the off-road mode to the recommended drive position is completed, the control of the drive system that automatically switches the operating state of the drive system in accordance with the selected off-road mode thereafter. The manual switching restricting means is controlled by the travel mode selecting means to the off-road other than the normal travel mode. Each time the selected mode is selected, when the switching of the recommended drive system to the recommended drive position for the selected off-road mode is completed, the manual control state switching means thereafter switches the specific predetermined control switch. It is also possible to prohibit the control of the drive system from being turned on and off by an operation.

  In this case, the control of the drive system includes control for ensuring the stability of the turning behavior of the vehicle, control for ensuring the behavior stability at the time of acceleration accompanying the accelerator operation, control for varying the damping force of the shock absorber, or It is good also as control which performs 2nd speed start.

  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, it can prevent that control interference arises by the automatic switching accompanying selection of a specific driving mode about the control state of a vehicle, and the manual switching accompanying switch operation.

It is a block diagram of the vehicle-mounted system which is one Example of this invention. It is a figure showing the mounting position of the various switches mounted in a vehicle provided with the vehicle-mounted system of a present Example. It is the figure showing each driving mode which can be chosen in the off-road guidance system of this example. It is a flowchart of an example of the control routine performed in the off-road guidance system of a present Example. It is the figure which each represented the relationship between the recommended drive position of a vehicle, input data state, and display content in each driving mode. It is a figure showing the relationship between the input data state and display content when the drive system of a vehicle is not in a recommended drive position. It is a time chart of an example at the time of driving mode switching. It is a flowchart of an example of the control routine performed in the off-road guidance system of a present Example. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a relationship between a condition that an input operation is invalidated during execution of off-road guidance control and a display content at the time of invalidation for each individual function switch.

  Hereinafter, specific embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

  FIG. 1 shows a configuration diagram of an in-vehicle system which is an embodiment of the present invention. Moreover, FIG. 2 shows the figure showing the mounting position of the various switches mounted in the vehicle provided with the vehicle-mounted system of a present Example. The in-vehicle system of the present embodiment includes a drive system 10 that appropriately switches the operating state of a vehicle drive system according to off-road driving and the like, and an off-road guidance system 12 that provides driving assistance to a driver unfamiliar with off-road driving. And consist of In this embodiment, it is assumed that the vehicle is full-time four-wheel drive.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the drive system 10 includes a 4WD-ECU 14 that performs switching control of a drive system of a vehicle, a VSC-ECU 16 that performs vehicle behavior control, and a power train ECU 18 that performs second start control. Have. Each of the ECUs 14 to 18 is mainly composed of a microcomputer, and is connected to each other via a communication bus 19.

  The 4WD-ECU 14 is electrically connected to a transfer switch 20, a center differential lock switch 22, a rear differential lock switch 24, a display system 26, and an actuator 28. The transfer switch 20 uses a drive system with a high range (H4) suitable for general driving of vehicles, and driving that requires a larger driving force than normal driving, such as bad roads, icy and snowy roads, sandy land, and muddy grounds. A dial type switch for selecting one of the appropriate low range (L4) and supplying a signal indicating the state of H4 or L4 to the 4WD-ECU. The transfer switch 20 is not limited to a dial switch, but may be a shift lever type. The center differential lock switch 22 is an on / off switch for selecting the center differential in a locked state (H4L or L4L) or an unlocked state, and supplies a signal indicating on / off to the 4WD-ECU 14. To do. The rear differential lock switch 24 is an on / off switch for selecting the rear differential lock between the locked state and the unlocked state, and supplies a signal indicating on / off to the 4WD-ECU 14.

  The display system 26 includes an L4 operation indicator lamp, a center differential lock (DL) operation indicator lamp, and a rear differential lock (RDL) actuation indicator lamp, and is provided in a combination meter in front of the driver's seat. The L4 operation indicator lamp, the center diff lock operation indicator lamp, and the rear diff lock operation indicator lamp of the display system 26 are each turned on or blinked according to a command from the 4WD-ECU 14. The actuator 28 includes a transfer actuator that switches the driving system of the drive system between H4 and L4, a center differential lock actuator that switches the center differential lock between a locked state and an unlocked state, and a rear differential lock that is locked and unlocked. And a rear differential lock actuator for switching, and each is actuated by a command from the 4WD-ECU 14.

  A VSC stop switch 30, an A-TRC stop switch 32, an AVS switch 34, a crawl main switch 36, a crawl dial switch 38, a display system 40, and an actuator 42 are electrically connected to the VSC-ECU 16. The VSC stop switch 30 is an on / off switch for selecting the operation stop of the control (VSC control) that ensures the stability of the turning behavior of the vehicle, and supplies a signal indicating on / off to the VSC-ECU 16. The A-TRC stop switch 32 is an on / off switch for selecting the operation stop of the control (A-TRC control) for ensuring the behavioral stability at the time of acceleration accompanying the accelerator operation, and a signal indicating on / off is provided. It supplies to VSC-ECU16. In addition, the AVS switch 34 controls the damping force of the shock absorber in a normal mode suitable for general driving and a sports mode suitable for sports driving in order to ensure a comfortable riding comfort and maneuverability / running stability. Is an on / off switch for selecting any one of them, and supplies a signal indicating on / off to the VSC-ECU 16.

  The crawl main switch 36 controls the vehicle to travel at a constant low vehicle speed (for example, 1 km / h to 5 km / h) while minimizing wheel spin and lock without the driver's accelerator operation or brake operation (crawl). ON / OFF switch for selecting (control), and supplies a signal indicating the ON / OFF to the VSC-ECU 16. The crawl dial switch 38 is a dial type for switching the vehicle speed during the crawl control to multiple stages (for example, three stages; a low mode of 1 km / h, a medium mode of 3 km / h, and a high mode of 5 km / h). It is a switch and supplies a signal indicating the state to the VSC-ECU 16.

  The display system 40 includes a VSC-OFF indicator lamp, a slip indicator lamp, an AVS sports indicator lamp, and a crawl control operation indicator lamp, and is provided in a combination meter in front of the driver's seat. Each indicator lamp of the display system 40 is turned on or blinked according to a command from the VSC-ECU 16. The actuator 42 includes an engine actuator that varies the fuel injection amount and intake air amount, a brake actuator that varies the braking amount, and an absorber actuator that varies the hardness of the shock absorber, and each is operated according to a command from the VSC-ECU 16. The

  A second start switch 50, a display system 52, and an actuator 54 are electrically connected to the power train ECU 18. The second start switch 50 is an on / off switch for selecting the second speed start of the vehicle, and supplies a signal indicating on / off to the power train ECU 18. The display system 52 includes a second start operation indicator lamp and is provided in a combination meter in front of the driver's seat. The indicator lamp of the display system 52 is turned on by a command from the power train ECU 18. The actuator 54 includes a transmission of the vehicle and is operated by a command from the power train ECU 18.

  Hereinafter, the operation of the drive system 10 will be described.

  The 4WD-ECU 14 determines whether the transfer switch 20 is at H4 or L4 when the engine start / stop switch is in the ignition on mode, the transmission change lever is in the neutral position, and the vehicle is stopped. To do. When it is determined that the transfer switch 20 is at H4 or L4, the transfer actuator is operated so that the vehicle drive system is H4 or L4.

  When the driver switches the transfer switch 20 from H4 to L4, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the transfer switch 20 has been switched from H4 to L4, and operates the transfer actuator so that the vehicle drive system is switched from H4 to L4. . In this case, the driving system of the vehicle is switched from H4 to L4 by operating the transfer actuator. Similarly, when the driver switches the transfer switch 20 from L4 to H4, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the transfer switch 20 has been switched from L4 to H4, and the transfer actuator so that the vehicle drive system is switched from L4 to H4. Is activated. In this case, the driving system of the vehicle is switched from L4 to H4 by operating the transfer actuator.

  Further, when the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the transfer actuator is in the process of switching between H4 and L4, the 4WD-ECU 14 causes the L4 operation indicator lamp of the display system 26 to blink. When it is determined that the switching of the driving method from H4 to L4 by the transfer actuator is completed, the L4 operation indicator lamp is turned on. Further, when it is determined that the switching of the driving method from L4 to H4 by the transfer actuator is completed, the L4 operation indicator lamp is turned off. Accordingly, during the switching operation between H4 and L4, the L4 operation indicator lamp blinks. However, when the switching to L4 is completed, the L4 operation indicator lamp is subsequently turned on and when the switching to H4 is completed, Thereafter, the L4 operation indicator lamp is turned off.

  Further, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines whether the center diff lock switch 22 is in the off state or the on state when the engine start / stop switch is in the ignition on mode and the vehicle speed is a predetermined value (for example, 100 km / h) or less. At the same time, it is determined whether the rear differential lock switch 24 is in an off state or an on state. As a result, when it is determined that the center differential lock switch 22 is in the off state or the on state, the center differential lock actuator is operated so that the center differential is in the unlocked state or the locked state. When it is determined that the rear differential lock switch 24 is in the off state or the on state, the rear differential lock actuator is operated so that the rear differential is in the unlocked state or the locked state.

  If the driver turns on the center differential lock switch 22 while the center differential is unlocked, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the center differential lock switch 22 has been switched from OFF to ON, and the center differential is locked from the unlocked state. Operate the center differential lock actuator to switch to the state. In this case, the center differential is locked by the operation of the center differential lock actuator, and the front wheels and the rear wheels are directly connected to be rotationally driven.

  On the other hand, if the driver turns off the center differential lock switch 22 when the center differential is in the locked state, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the center differential lock switch 22 has been switched from on to off, and the center differential is unlocked from the locked state. Operate the center differential lock actuator to switch to the locked state. In this case, the center differential is unlocked by the operation of the center differential lock actuator, and the direct connection between the front wheel and the rear wheel is released.

  If the driver turns on the rear differential lock switch 24 while the rear differential is in the unlocked state, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the rear differential lock switch 24 has been switched from off to on, and the rear differential is locked from the unlocked state. Operate the rear differential lock actuator to switch to the state. In this case, the rear differential is locked by the operation of the rear differential lock actuator, and the left and right rear wheels are directly connected to be driven to rotate.

  On the other hand, if the driver turns off the rear differential lock switch 24 while the rear differential is in the locked state, the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the rear differential lock switch 24 has been switched from on to off, and the rear differential is in the unlocked state from the locked state. Operate the rear differential lock actuator to switch to In this case, the operation of the rear differential lock actuator unlocks the rear differential and releases the direct connection between the left and right rear wheels.

  When the 4WD-ECU 14 determines that the center diff lock actuator or the rear diff lock actuator is in the middle of switching between unlocking and locking, the center diff lock operation indicator lamp or the rear diff lock operation of the display system 26 is performed. Flashes the indicator light. When it is determined that the center differential lock actuator has switched to the center differential lock or the rear differential lock actuator has been switched to the rear differential lock, the center differential lock operation display lamp or the rear differential lock operation display lamp is turned on. When it is determined that the center differential lock actuator is switched to unlocking the center differential or the rear differential lock actuator is switched to unlocking the rear differential, the center differential lock operation indicator lamp or the rear differential lock operation indicator lamp is turned off.

  Therefore, the center differential lock operation indicator light and the rear differential lock operation indicator light will flash while the center differential and rear differential unlock and lock are being switched, but once the switch to the center differential and rear differential lock is completed, When the center diff lock operation indicator lamp and the rear diff lock operation indicator light are turned on and the switching to the center diff and rear differential unlock is completed, the center diff lock operation indicator light and the rear diff lock operation indicator light are turned off thereafter.

  The VSC-ECU 16 determines whether or not each of the VSC stop switch 30 and the A-TRC stop switch 32 is turned on when the engine start / stop switch is in the ignition on mode, and the AVS switch 34 is in the normal mode. It is determined whether it is in the sports mode.

  If the driver depresses the VSC stop switch 30 when the VSC control is in an operable state, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the VSC stop switch 30 has been switched from OFF to ON, and the VSC control is stopped without being executed. The operation of the engine actuator and the brake actuator is restricted so that the VSC-OFF indicator lamp of the display system 40 is lit. In this case, thereafter, the operation of the VSC control using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is stopped and the VSC-OFF indicator lamp is turned on.

  On the other hand, when the driver depresses the VSC stop switch 30 when the VSC control is in the operation stop state, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the VSC stop switch 30 has been switched from on to off, and the VSC control is resumed. In addition, the operation restriction of the engine actuator and the brake actuator is released, and the VSC-OFF indicator lamp is turned off. In this case, thereafter, the operation of the VSC control using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is permitted, and the VSC-OFF indicator lamp is turned off.

  When the driver depresses the A-TRC stop switch 32 when the A-TRC control is in an operable state, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the A-TRC stop switch 32 has been switched from OFF to ON, and the A-TRC The operation of the engine actuator and the brake actuator is limited so that the control is stopped without being executed, and the slip indicator lamp is turned on. In this case, thereafter, the operation of the A-TRC control using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is stopped, and the slip indicator lamp is turned on.

  On the other hand, when the driver depresses the A-TRC stop switch 32 when the A-TRC control is in the operation stop state, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the A-TRC stop switch 32 has been switched from ON to OFF, and A -The operation restriction of the engine actuator and the brake actuator is released so that the TRC control is resumed, and the slip indicator lamp is turned off. In this case, thereafter, the operation of the A-TRC control using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is permitted, and the slip indicator lamp is turned off.

  If the driver depresses the AVS switch 34 when the damping force control of the shock absorber is in the normal mode, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the switching operation of the AVS switch 34 has been performed, and the damping force control is performed in the normal mode. The absorber actuator is operated so as to switch from the sports mode to the sports mode, and the AVS sports indicator lamp is turned on. In this case, when the absorber actuator is operated, the damping force control of the shock absorber is switched to the sport mode, and the AVS sport indicator lamp is turned on.

  On the other hand, when the driver depresses the AVS switch 34 while the damping force control of the shock absorber is in the sport mode, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the switching operation of the AVS switch 34 has been performed, and the damping force control is performed in the sport mode. The absorber actuator is operated so as to switch from the normal mode to the normal mode, and the AVS sports indicator lamp is turned off. In this case, when the absorber actuator is operated, the damping force control of the shock absorber is switched to the normal mode, and the AVS sports indicator lamp is turned off.

  Further, the VSC-ECU 16 is configured such that the engine rotates, the transmission change lever is other than the parking position and the neutral position, the transfer switch 20 is at L4, the second start switch 50 is not in the second speed start mode, and the parking brake When is released, it is determined whether or not the crawl main switch 36 is turned on, and the crawl dial switch 38 is in a low mode (suitable when traveling on rocks, wills, etc.), medium mode ( Suitable when going down a rubble hill or running on a snow hump.), High mode (suitable when going up a rubble hill or running on snow, mud, mud, gravel, grassland, etc.) .) Is determined.

  When the driver turns on the crawl main switch 36, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the crawl main switch 36 has been switched from off to on, and thereafter, the engine actuator and brake actuator are turned on so that crawl control is executed. At the same time, the crawl control operation indicator lamp is turned on and the slip indicator lamp is blinked. In this case, the crawl control using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is activated, the crawl control operation indicator lamp is lit, and the slip indicator lamp is flashed. The VSC-ECU 16 operates the crawl control at a constant vehicle speed according to the mode position of the crawl dial switch 38.

  On the other hand, when the driver turns off the crawl main switch 36 during the crawl control operation, the VSC-ECU 16 determines that the crawl main switch 36 has been switched from on to off, and thereafter the crawl control is stopped. The operation of the engine actuator and the brake actuator is restricted, the crawl control operation indicator lamp is turned off, and the slip indicator lamp is turned off. Note that the VSC-ECU 16 controls the engine actuator and the brake actuator so that the crawl control is stopped even when the transmission change lever is switched to the parking position during the crawl control operation or when the transfer switch 20 is switched to H4. The operation is restricted, the crawl control operation indicator lamp is turned off, and the slip indicator lamp is turned off. In this case, the crawl control operation using the engine actuator and the brake actuator is stopped, the crawl control operation indicator lamp is turned off, and the slip indicator lamp is turned off.

  Further, the power train ECU 18 determines whether the second start switch 50 is in the off state or the on state when the engine start / stop switch is in the ignition on mode. As a result, when it is determined that the second start switch 50 is in the off state, the actuator 54 is operated so that the vehicle starts from the first speed as usual.

  When the driver turns on the second start switch 50, the power train ECU 18 determines that the second start switch 50 has been switched from OFF to ON, and operates the actuator 54 so that the vehicle starts from the second speed. Then, the second start operation indicator lamp of the display system 52 is turned on. In this case, the second speed start (second start control) using the actuator 54 is executed and the second start operation indicator lamp is turned on.

  On the other hand, if the driver turns off the second start switch 50 during the second start mode, the power train ECU 18 determines that the second start switch 50 has been switched from on to off, and the second start so that the vehicle starts from the first speed. The start mode is canceled and the second start operation indicator lamp of the display system 52 is turned off. The power train ECU 18 cancels the second start mode and turns off the second start operation indicator light even when the engine start / stop switch is in the accessory mode or the lock mode. In this case, the normal first-speed start using the actuator 54 is executed, and the second start operation indicator lamp is turned off.

  FIG. 3 is a diagram showing each driving mode that can be selected in the off-road guidance system 12 of this embodiment. FIG. 3 shows a state in which a mode selection switch capable of selecting a travel mode is displayed on the touch display.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the off-road guidance system 12 has an off-road guidance ECU 60 mainly composed of a microcomputer. The off-road guidance ECU 60 is communicatively connected to the above-described ECUs 14 to 18 via the communication bus 19, and can exchange communication data with each other.

  A mode selection switch 62 and an off-road guidance start switch 64 are electrically connected to the off-road guidance ECU 60. As shown in FIG. 3, the mode selection switch 62 and the off-road guidance start switch 64 are displayed so as to be touch-operable on a multi-display that can be visually recognized and operated by the driver disposed on the center panel, for example. Note that these switches 62 and 64 are not limited to those displayed on the display so as to be able to be touched, but may be hardware-arranged on a center panel, a center console, or the like.

  The mode selection switch 62 is a switch for selecting only one of a plurality of travel modes when the vehicle is traveling. For example, as shown in FIG. 3, the normal mode suitable for normal travel and a deep snow or a muddy road. Suitable for driving in deep snow / mud road, desert mode suitable for desert driving, snow mud sand climbing mode suitable for snow, mud and sand climbing road, suitable for mogul driving It is a switch that can select six driving modes including a normal mode of a mogul mode and a rock mode suitable for driving on rocks. The off-road guidance start switch 64 is a switch that is pressed by the driver to start off-road guidance, and is, for example, an “ENTER” button shown in FIG. Signals from the switches 62 and 64 are supplied to the off-road guidance ECU 60. FIG. 3 shows a situation where the deep snow / muddy road mode is selected as the travel mode.

  A display system 66 is also electrically connected to the off-road guidance ECU 60. The display system 66 is the multi-display described above, and appropriately displays for offload guidance as will be described later. The display screen of the multi-display may be provided in a hierarchical manner, and the switches 62 and 64 may be displayed on the upper layer and the screen of the display system 66 may be displayed on the lower layer.

  Hereinafter, the basic operation of the off-road guidance system 12 will be described with reference to FIGS. 4 to 7. FIG. 4 shows a flowchart of an example of a control routine executed by the off-road guidance ECU 60 in order to realize basic operations in the off-road guidance system 12 of the present embodiment. FIG. 5 is a diagram showing the relationship between the recommended drive position of the vehicle, the input data state, and the display contents in each travel mode. FIG. 6 is a diagram showing the relationship between the input data state and the display content when the vehicle drive system is not at the recommended drive position. FIG. 7 shows an example time chart when the driving mode is switched.

  In this embodiment, the off-road guidance ECU 60 is activated when the engine start / stop switch shifts from the off mode to the ignition on mode. Then, after the activation, the mode selection switch 62 and the off-road guidance start switch 64 are displayed on the multi-display so that the touch operation is possible. In the initial stage of activation, the mode selection switch 62 is in a state in which the normal mode is selected, and the selected normal mode is turned on and displayed in black and white.

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 switches the selected travel mode by operating the mode selection switch 62 on the premise that the vehicle speed is a predetermined value (for example, 8 km / h) or less, and thereafter the off-road guidance start switch It is determined whether or not 64 is pressed (step 100). As a result, when a negative determination is made, the current routine is terminated without proceeding with any processing. However, when an affirmative determination is made, it is assumed that the off-road guidance is in a state to be executed. Next, it is determined whether or not the vehicle drive system is not at the recommended drive position (step 102).

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 stores in advance in the storage device the relationship between the recommended drive position of the vehicle drive system, the input data state, and the display content for each travel mode as shown in FIG. For example, when the driving mode is the desert mode, it is recommended that the driving system of the driving system is in the H4 mode and the center differential is in the locked state (H4L), and the driving mode is the snow mud sand climbing mode. Therefore, it is recommended that the drive system of the drive system is L4 and the center differential is in the locked state (L4L).

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 selects the above-described relationship stored in the storage device, the state of the input switches 20 to 24 supplied from the 4WD-ECU 14 via the communication bus 19 and the actuator 28 for the selected travel mode. Based on the signal indicating the state of the vehicle, it is determined whether or not there is a divergence between the recommended drive position of the drive system and the actual drive position, that is, whether the drive system of the vehicle is not at the recommended drive position. (Step 102).

  For example, in the situation where the selected driving mode is the mogul mode, the transfer is not in the L4 mode (L4 status signal OFF), the center differential is unlocked (center differential lock status signal OFF), or the rear differential lock is locked It is determined whether or not the vehicle is in a state (rear differential lock state signal ON). In the situation where the selected driving mode is the rock mode, the transfer is not in the L4 mode (L4 state signal OFF), the center differential is unlocked (center differential lock state signal OFF), or the rear differential lock is unlocked. It is determined whether or not the vehicle is locked (rear differential lock state signal OFF).

  If it is determined that the vehicle drive system is not in the recommended drive position, the display of the multi-display of the display system 66 is switched to the lower layer, and the recommended drive position information recommended as the vehicle drive system, that is, its The operation method of the input switches 20 to 24 for realizing the recommended drive position is displayed on the multi-display and presented to the driver (step 104). For example, if the vehicle is not in the recommended drive position because the center differential is unlocked when the deep snow / muddy road mode is selected as the travel mode, the drive system drive system that is the recommended drive position “Select H4L” so that the center differential is in the locked state, that is, the transfer switch 20 is selected and operated in the H4 mode and the center differential lock switch 22 is selected in the locked state. Is displayed on the display system 66 as guidance.

  If it is determined that the drive system of the vehicle is not at the recommended drive position, it is determined that the switching of the travel mode has not yet been determined, and the travel mode selected at that time is blinked and displayed on the display system 66. A mode transition in-progress signal indicating that is in the transition state is sent to the communication bus 19.

  When the off-road guidance ECU 60 starts displaying guidance on the display system 66 of information on the recommended driving position of the driving system (the operation method of the switches 20 to 24), the off-road guidance ECU 60 activates the driving switching guidance counter and displays the guidance display for a predetermined time. (For example, 60 seconds) T1 is continued. Then, based on whether or not there is a change in the state of each of the input switches 20 to 24 supplied from the 4WD-ECU 14 via the communication bus 19 within the predetermined time T1, the drive system is switched to the recommended drive position. Determine whether the operation has started.

  The 4WD-ECU 14 blinks the L4 operation indicator light, the center diff lock operation indicator light, and the rear diff lock operation indicator light of the display system 26 while the actuator 28 is performing the switching operation. When the off-road guidance ECU 60 determines that the switching operation has been started, the off-road guidance ECU 60 stops counting the driving switching guidance counter, stops the guidance display on the multi-display, and within the predetermined time T1. Based on whether or not there is a change in the signal indicating the state of each actuator 28 supplied from the 4WD-ECU 14 via the communication bus 19, it is determined whether or not switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system has been completed. (Step 106).

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 stores in advance a relationship between the input data state and the display contents when the vehicle drive system as shown in FIG. 6 is not in the recommended drive position. For example, the center differential lock is easily realized by acceleration / deceleration running or reverse of the vehicle, and the L4 mode of the transfer is easily realized when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission change lever is at the neutral position, and the rear differential lock is It will be easier to achieve if the vehicle runs a little straight and stops.

  When the off-road guidance ECU 60 determines that the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is not completed within the predetermined time T1 as a result of the determination in step 106, the off-road guidance ECU 60 stores the storage device based on the recommended drive position that is not realized. Referring to the relationship stored in the above, the operation technique and hints (vehicle operation method) that facilitate the realization are displayed on the multi-display and presented to the driver (step 108). For example, when the center differential lock should be locked, but the center differential lock operation indicator light of the display system 26 is flashing and switching to the center differential lock is not completed (when the DL indicator flashing request is ON). , “Guide to acceleration / deceleration or reverse” is displayed on the display system 66 as guidance.

  When the switching operation to the recommended drive position of the drive system is started, the off-road guidance ECU 60 starts the drive switching blinking counter. Then, after the switching operation to the recommended drive position of the drive system is started, the signal indicating the state of each actuator 28 supplied from the 4WD-ECU 14 via the communication bus 19 is changed within a predetermined time (for example, 300 seconds) T2. Based on whether or not there is, it is determined whether or not the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system has been completed (step 110). As a result, when it is determined that switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is not completed within the predetermined time T2, the selected travel mode is returned to the normal mode (step 112), and the normal mode is lit on the display system 66. A mode signal indicating that the traveling mode is the normal mode is sent to the communication bus 19 while being displayed.

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 determines that the drive system of the vehicle is in the recommended drive position in step 102 and that the switch to the recommended drive position of the drive system has been completed in step 106 or 108. In this case, the travel mode is determined to be selected, the travel mode is lit on the display system 66, and a mode signal indicating the travel mode is sent to the communication bus 19.

  Thus, in the off-road guidance system 12 of the present embodiment, the recommended drive position of the vehicle to be realized by the operation of the switches 20 to 24 in the drive system 12 for each travel mode selected by the mode selection switch 62. In addition, if the actual drive system of the vehicle is not in the recommended drive position when the off-road guidance start switch 64 is pressed, the switch is assumed to be switched to the recommended drive position. 20 to 24 operation methods are presented to the driver.

  For example, in a situation where the deep snow / muddy road mode is selected as the travel mode, the vehicle is driven when the transfer is in the L4 mode or the center differential is unlocked when the off-road guidance start switch 64 is pressed. When the system is not in the recommended drive position, the drive system drive system is in the H4 mode and the center differential is locked, that is, the transfer switch 20 is selected and operated in the H4 mode, and the center differential lock switch 22 is in the locked state. The text “Please select H4L” is displayed on the display system 66 for guidance.

  If such a guidance display is made, the driver can view the guidance display without knowing in advance the drive positions (positions of the transfer, center differential, rear differential) that should be realized on, for example, a deep snow road or a desert road. Therefore, it becomes easy to operate the switches 20 to 24 so that the driving position is realized. Therefore, according to the system of the present embodiment, it is possible to easily realize the recommended drive position of the vehicle drive system that matches the travel mode selected by the mode selection switch 62 by operating the switches 20 to 24. Thus, the feasibility of the recommended drive position according to the selected travel mode can be improved.

  In this embodiment, when the vehicle drive system is at the recommended drive position for the selected travel mode, there is no need for the driver to perform any switch operation, and the above-described guidance display is not performed. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the above-described guidance display from being performed unnecessarily, and the guidance display is performed only when necessary, that is, when the drive system is not in the recommended drive position. It becomes possible to improve the feasibility to the position.

  Further, in the off-road guidance system 12 of the present embodiment, in order to realize the recommended drive position as described above, after the presentation of the operation method of the switches 20 to 24 to the driver is started, a predetermined time from the start time. If the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is not completed even after T1 has elapsed, the vehicle operation method is presented to the driver so that the recommended drive position is easily realized. For example, when the center diff should be locked but the switch to the center diff is not completed (when the DL indicator blinking request is ON), the characters “Please run acceleration / deceleration or reverse” are displayed. Guidance is displayed on the display system 66.

  If such a guidance display is made, the driver can see the guidance display without knowing beforehand the kang or knack on the vehicle operation technique when shifting the center differential from unlocking to locking, for example. It becomes easy to carry out the vehicle operation to be performed in order to make it easy to realize the recommended drive position of the drive system by the operations of. Therefore, according to the system of the present embodiment, it is possible to easily form a vehicle situation effective for realizing the drive system of the vehicle at the recommended drive position by operating the switches 20 to 24. It is possible to further improve the feasibility of the recommended drive position according to the mode.

  In this embodiment, after the operation method of the switches 20 to 24 is presented to the driver in order to realize the recommended drive position, a predetermined time T2 has elapsed after the switching operation to the recommended drive position of the drive system is started. If the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is not completed even after the lapse of time, the selected travel mode is automatically switched back to the normal mode. For this reason, after the driving mode is selected, the driving system recommends the driving system for a long time after the driver is presented with the operation method of the switches 20 to 24 for realizing the recommended driving position according to the driving mode. It is possible to prevent the state (incomplete state) that does not switch to the drive position from continuing.

  In this embodiment, when the vehicle speed exceeds a predetermined value, the off-road guidance ECU 60 does not accept the switch operation even when the off-road guidance start switch 64 is pressed, and the off-road guidance should be controlled. Suppose you are not in a state. After the off-road guidance start switch 64 is pressed and control of the off-road guidance is started, when the vehicle speed exceeds a predetermined value during the transition of the travel mode, the selected travel mode is automatically set to normal. It may be switched back to the mode. Also, in these cases, the off-road guidance ECU 60 displays, for example, the characters “Please stop and then operate the off-road guidance start switch again” on the multi-display to prompt the driver for another off-road guidance. May be displayed as a guidance.

  According to such a configuration, after the vehicle speed has increased to some extent, it is possible to prevent the drive system from switching to the recommended drive position that was recommended until just before the vehicle speed increased, and a new off-road guidance is provided. Can be encouraged.

  Next, with reference to FIG. 8 and FIG. 9, an operation different from the basic operation of the off-road guidance system 12 described above will be described. FIG. 8 shows a flowchart of an example of a control routine executed by the off-road guidance ECU 60 in order to realize such an operation in the off-road guidance system 12 of the present embodiment. FIG. 9 shows the relationship between the condition that the input operation is invalidated during the execution of the off-road guidance control for each individual function switch 30 to 38, 50 in each drive system 10 and the display content at the time of invalidation. A diagram is shown.

  In this embodiment, the VSC-ECU 16 and the power train 18 each have information on whether or not each of the VSC control, the A-TRC control, the shock absorber damping force control, and the second start control is permitted for each driving mode. In the case of permission, the control contents are further stored in the storage device. For example, when the travel mode is the deep snow / muddy road mode, VSC control and A-TRC control are prohibited, normal mode of damping force control is permitted, and second start control is permitted. On the other hand, when the traveling mode is the desert mode, the VSC control, the A-TRC control, and the second start control are respectively prohibited, and the normal mode of the damping force control is permitted.

  In addition, the VSC-ECU 16 previously stores information on whether or not the crawl control operation is permitted and information on the set vehicle speed when the operation is permitted for each traveling mode. For example, when the travel mode is the deep snow / mud road mode, the crawl control itself is prohibited, while when the travel mode is the snow mud sand climbing mode, the crawl control is permitted to operate in the high mode, and the travel mode is When in rock mode, crawl control is allowed to operate in low mode.

  When the off-road guidance ECU 60 starts off-road guidance control by selecting a mode other than the normal mode as the travel mode, the mode signal indicating the selected travel mode or a mode transition signal indicating that the travel mode is transitioning Is transmitted to the ECUs 16 and 18 via the communication bus 19.

  When the ECUs 16 and 18 receive a mode transition signal or a mode signal indicating a travel mode other than the normal mode from the off-road guidance ECU 60 (when an affirmative determination is made in step 200), the off-road guidance control is being executed. The signal input by the individual function switches 30 to 34, 50 is invalidated (step 202). For example, even if the second start switch 50 is turned on, the power train ECU 16 does not accept the operation, and as a result, the execution stop of the second start control is maintained.

  During the execution of the control related to the operation of the individual function switches 30 to 34, 50 (VSC control, A-TRC control, damping force control in the shock absorber sport mode, and second start control), the off-road guidance ECU 60 When the mode transition signal is received, it is determined that the off-road guidance control is started, and the control related to the operation of the individual function switches 30 to 34 and 50 is stopped, and thereafter, the individual function switches 30 to 34 and 50 are operated. The signal input is invalidated (step 202).

  In such a configuration, when the off-road guidance is not controlled, the input operation of each individual function switch 30 to 34, 50 is valid as usual, and the control can be turned on / off by that operation, while the off-road guidance is off. When the road guidance is controlled, the input operation of each individual function switch 30 to 34, 50 is invalid, and the control cannot be turned on / off by that operation.

  Further, when receiving a mode signal indicating a driving mode other than the normal mode from the off-road guidance ECU 60, the ECUs 16 and 18 store the VSC control, A-TRC control, shock absorber of the driving mode stored in the storage device. Referring to the information on whether or not the operation is permitted for each of the damping force control and the second start control, the control for which the operation is permitted and the control for which the operation is restricted are classified for the driving mode, and thereafter the operation permission control is executed. And the operation restriction control is restricted. For example, when the traveling mode is the deep snow / mud road mode, the second start control is executed.

  In such a configuration, each time the travel mode is selected, when switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is completed for the selected travel mode, the individual function switches 30 to 30 are subsequently executed during off-road guidance control. Even if there is no input operation of 34, 50, each control (VSC control, A-TRC control, damping force control of shock absorber, and second start control) of the drive system 10 is executed or limited with predetermined control contents. Will be.

  Therefore, according to the system of the present embodiment, when the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is completed for the selected travel mode other than the normal mode, the off-road guidance control is performed according to the travel mode thereafter. Thus, the control switching based on the input operation of each individual function switch 30 to 34, 50 can be prohibited while automatically executing or limiting the above-described control of the drive system 10.

  For this reason, during execution of the off-road guidance control, the vehicle is selected while preventing the vehicle from being brought into a driving state that is not very suitable for the driving mode by the control switching based on the input operation of each individual function switch 30 to 34, 50. It is possible to realize an optimum traveling state corresponding to the traveling mode. Further, in this case, it is possible to arbitrate between automatic switching of control associated with selection of a travel mode other than the normal mode and manual switching associated with input operations of the individual function switches 30 to 34, 50. It is possible to prevent control interference from occurring due to switching.

  Further, when the ECU 16 receives a mode signal indicating a driving mode other than the normal mode from the off-road guidance ECU 60, the ECU 16 refers to the information on whether or not the crawl control operation is permitted and is stored in the storage device. It is determined whether or not the control operation is permitted. If an affirmative determination is made, the setting vehicle speed mode when the crawl control is executed is further selected with reference to the information on the setting vehicle speed mode of the crawl control stored in the storage device, and the set vehicle speed is determined. The crawl control in the mode is set to the operation permitted state. For example, when the traveling mode is the rock mode, the crawl control in the low mode is set to the operation permitted state.

  When the ECU 16 receives a mode signal indicating a travel mode other than the normal mode from the off-road guidance ECU 60, the ECU 16 invalidates the signal input by the crawl dial switch 38 regardless of the travel mode. When the travel mode prohibits the crawl control operation, the signal input by the crawl main switch 36 is invalidated, while when the travel mode permits the crawl control operation, the crawl control operation is disabled. The signal input by the main switch 36 is validated.

  In such a configuration, when the selected travel mode permits the operation of the crawl control, and when switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is completed for the travel mode, the off-road guidance control is being executed thereafter. When the crawl main switch 36 is turned on, the crawl control is executed in the preset vehicle speed mode that is predetermined for the travel mode.

  Therefore, according to the system of the present embodiment, when the selected travel mode permits the operation of the crawl control and the switching to the recommended drive position of the drive system is completed for the travel mode, the off-road guidance control is thereafter performed. , The crawl control switching based on the input operation of the crawl main switch 36 can be permitted, and the crawl control can be executed. For this reason, even during execution of off-road guidance control, depending on the selected travel mode, the vehicle can travel at a constant low vehicle speed by crawl control.

  However, even during the execution of the off-road guidance control, the input operation of the crawl dial switch 38 is invalid, and the crawl control mode switching by the operation is prohibited. For this reason, the crawl control performed during execution of the off-road guidance control is prevented from being performed in a mode arbitrarily set based on the input operation of the crawl dial switch 38, and the optimum corresponding to the selected travel mode is achieved. It is possible to carry out in various modes.

  In the present embodiment, in the situation where the input operation of the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 is invalid during execution of the off-road guidance control as described above, the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 whose input operations are invalid are input operations. When it is performed (step 204), the ECUs 16 and 18 detect the individual function switches 30 to 38 and 50, and cannot perform the operation indicating that the identification information of the switches 30 to 38 and 50 and the input operation are invalid. The signal is transmitted to the off-road guidance ECU 60 via the communication bus 19.

  The off-road guidance ECU 60 stores in advance in the storage device the relationship between the condition that the input operation is invalidated for each individual function switch 30 to 38, 50 as shown in FIG. .

  When the off-road guidance ECU 60 receives an operation disabling signal from the ECUs 16 and 18, the off-road guidance ECU 60 first disables the input operation based on the identification information of the individual function switches 30 to 38 and 50 included in the operation disabling signal. 30 to 38, 50 are specified. Based on the specified switches 30 to 38 and 50 and the above relationship stored in the storage device, the display to be displayed on the individual function switches 30 to 38 and 50 whose input operation is invalidated The content is specified, and the display content is displayed on the multi-display of the display system 66 and presented to the driver (step 206). For example, a guidance message is displayed on the display system 66 such as “Cannot be operated because of off-road guidance”.

  As described above, according to the system of the present embodiment, the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 in which the input operation is invalidated during the off-road guidance control and the switching of the control is restricted are displayed on the multi-display of the display system 66. It is possible to inform the driver through. For this reason, the driver can know the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 that have stopped functioning during execution of the off-road guidance control by looking at the display screen.

  In addition, the presentation of the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 in which the input operation is disabled is given to the driver only when the driver performs an input operation by pressing the switches 30 to 38, 50, and The input operation is performed on one of the switches 30 to 38 and 50 that are actually performed. For this reason, it is possible to prevent the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 from being excessively presented to the driver, and the plurality of switches 30 to 30 regardless of the actual input operation. It is possible to prevent adverse effects (complexity and difficulty to understand) associated with simultaneous presentation of 38 and 50.

  In the above-described embodiment, the individual function switches 30 to 38, 50 are “predetermined control switches” described in the claims, and the switches 30 to 34, 38, 50 are “specific” described in the claims. In the “predetermined control switch”, the crawl main switch 36 is switched to the “switchable switch” recited in the claims, and the operation of VSC control, A-TRC control, shock absorber damping force control, crawl control, and second start control is performed. The permission and the operation restriction correspond to the “control state of the vehicle” described in the claims.

  In the above-described embodiment, the ECUs 16 and 18 switch between the operation permission and the operation restriction of each control by the operation of the individual function switches 30 to 38 and 50, so that “manual control state switching” is described in the claims. Means "means that the off-road guidance ECU 60 selects the driving mode by operating the mode selection switch 62 or automatically, and the" running mode selection means "described in the claims is the off-road guidance ECU 60, The “automatic control state switching means” described in the claims by switching between the operation permission and the operation restriction of each control according to an instruction from the guidance ECU 60 executes the process of step 202 in the routine shown in FIG. The “manual switching restriction means” described in the claims executes the processing of step 206. Patent set forth in the claims, "limit switch informing unit" are realized respectively by.

  By the way, in the above embodiment, six driving modes including the normal mode are used as the driving modes that can be selected by the mode selection switch 62. However, if the driving mode having at least two driving modes is used. Alternatively, a new mode may be added and used.

  In the above embodiment, the VSC stop switch 30, the A-TRC stop switch 32, the AVS switch 34, the crawl main switch 36, the crawl dial switch 38, and the second start are used as individual function switches for which the input operation is invalidated. Although the switch 50 is used, only some of the switches may be used, or new switches that perform other functions may be added and used.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the off-road guidance is performed by displaying characters on the multi-display of the display system 66. However, for example, a transfer picture, a three-dimensional view, or the transfer is positioned on the multi-display. The recommended drive position or the arrow indicating the operation direction may be displayed.

  In the above embodiment, the off-road guidance is visually performed by using the multi-display of the display system 66, but may be performed by voice using a speaker independently or simultaneously. For example, voice guidance such as “Please select L4L” may be provided, or voice guidance may be provided in more detail such as “set the transfer to L4 mode and set the center differential lock switch to the locked state”.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 Drive system 12 Off-road guidance system 14 4WD-ECU
16 VSC-ECU
18 Powertrain ECU
20 Transfer switch 22 Center differential lock switch 24 Rear differential lock switch 30 VSC stop switch 32 A-TRC stop switch 34 AVS switch 36 Crawl main switch 38 Crawl dial switch 50 Second start switch 60 Off-road guidance ECU
62 Mode selection switch 64 Off-road guidance start switch 66 Display system

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  1. Manual control state switching means for switching the control state of the vehicle by operating a predetermined control switch;
    Driving mode selection means for selecting a driving mode during vehicle driving;
    Automatic control state switching means for automatically switching the control state of the vehicle to a predetermined control state when a specific travel mode other than the normal travel mode is selected by the travel mode selection means;
    Manual switching for limiting switching of the vehicle control state by operation of a specific predetermined control switch by the manual control state switching means when a specific travel mode other than the normal travel mode is selected by the travel mode selection means Limiting means,
    A vehicle control device comprising:
  2.   In addition to the specific predetermined control switch, the predetermined control switch is operated by the manual control state switching means when the driving mode other than the normal driving mode is selected by the driving mode selecting means. The vehicle control device according to claim 1, further comprising a switchable switch that allows switching.
  3.   2. The vehicle control device according to claim 1, further comprising a restriction switch notifying means for notifying a driver of the specific predetermined control switch for which switching of the control state of the vehicle is restricted by the manual switching restriction means.
  4.   The restriction switch notifying means notifies the driver of the specific predetermined control switch whose switching of the control state of the vehicle is restricted by the manual switching restriction means when the specific predetermined control switch is operated. The vehicle control device according to claim 3.
  5. The manual control state switching means switches the operating state of the vehicle drive system by operating a predetermined control switch,
    The travel mode selection means selects one of a plurality of off-road modes suitable for normal travel mode and off-road travel as the travel mode,
    The automatic control state switching means returns to the recommended drive position of the drive system recommended for the selected off-road mode each time the off-road mode other than the normal travel mode is selected by the travel mode selection means. Thereafter, the control of the drive system that automatically switches the operating state of the drive system is executed or limited in accordance with the selected off-road mode,
    The manual switching restricting means sets the recommended drive position of the drive system recommended for the selected off-road mode each time the off-road mode other than the normal running mode is selected by the running mode selection means. 5. When the switching is completed, thereafter, the manual control state switching means prohibits the control of the drive system from being turned on / off by operating a specific predetermined control switch. The vehicle control device according to any one of claims.
  6.   The control of the drive system includes a control for ensuring the stability of the turning behavior of the vehicle, a control for ensuring the behavior stability at the time of acceleration accompanying the accelerator operation, a control for varying the damping force of the shock absorber, or a second speed start. 6. The vehicle control device according to claim 5, wherein the control is a control.
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