(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 10 April 2019 (10.04.2019)

Information valid as of: 08 October 2020 (08.10.2020)

Report generated on: 27 January 2021 (27.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2020/19287601 October 2020 (01.10.2020) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/EP2019/05731822 March 2019 (22.03.2019) English (EN)


(51) International Patent Classification:
G05D 1/02 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION [SE/SE]; 405 08 Göteborg (SE) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
MANJURUL ISLAM, Mohammad; Saturnusgatan 8 415 20 Göteborg (SE)
RYLANDER, David; Hulta Gunnlered 1 511 99 Sätila (SE)

(74) Agent(s):
ZACCO SWEDEN AB; P.O. Box 5581 114 85 Stockholm (SE)

(54) Title (EN): A METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF VEHICLES PERFORMING THE SAME MISSION CYCLE
(54) Title (FR): PROCÉDÉ DE COMMANDE D'UNE PLURALITÉ DE VÉHICULES EXÉCUTANT LE MÊME CYCLE DE MISSION

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The invention relates to a method of controlling a plurality of vehicles, performing the same mission cycle, comprising - mapping a first set of planned degrees of progress (CCP1) to the cycle, - controlling the vehicles to start the cycle at respective different points in time, - determining deviations of the vehicles from a respective planned degree of progress (CCP1i) of the first set of planned degrees of progress (CCP1), - mapping, based on the determined deviations, a second set of planned degrees of progress (CCP2) to the cycle, and - controlling the vehicles so as to minimize deviations of the vehicles from a respective planned degree of progress (CCP2i) of the second set of planned degrees of progress (CCP2).
(FR): L'invention concerne un procédé de commande d'une pluralité de véhicules, réalisant le même cycle de mission, comprenant - la mise en correspondance d'un premier ensemble de degrés de progression planifiés (CCP1) avec le cycle, - commander les véhicules pour démarrer le cycle à différents moments respectifs dans le temps, - déterminer des déviations des véhicules à partir d'un degré de progression planifié respectif (CCP1i) du premier ensemble de degrés de progression planifiés (CCP1), - mettre en correspondance, sur la base des écarts déterminés, un second ensemble de degrés de progression planifiés (CCP2) avec le cycle, et - commander les véhicules de manière à minimiser les écarts des véhicules à partir d'un degré de progression planifié respectif (CCP2i) du second ensemble de degrés de progression planifiés (CCP2).

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 19 November 2019 (19.11.2019) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 21 February 2020 (21.02.2020)

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