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1. WO2006047297 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF A VEHICLE

Publication Number WO/2006/047297
Publication Date 04.05.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2005/037918
International Filing Date 21.10.2005
IPC
B60W 40/02 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
40Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
02related to ambient conditions
B60W 50/02 2012.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
50Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
02Ensuring safety in case of control system failures, e.g. by diagnosing, circumventing or fixing failures
G05D 1/02 2006.1
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
B60W 10/06 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
04including control of propulsion units
06including control of combustion engines
B60W 10/10 2012.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
10including control of change-speed gearings
B60W 10/18 2012.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
18including control of braking systems
CPC
B60K 31/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT 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
31Vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling vehicle speed, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operator
B60T 7/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
TVEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL
7Brake-action initiating means
12for automatic initiation; for initiation not subject to will of driver or passenger
16operated by remote control, i.e. initiating means not mounted on vehicle
18operated by wayside apparatus
B60T 7/22
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
TVEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL
7Brake-action initiating means
12for automatic initiation; for initiation not subject to will of driver or passenger
22initiated by contact of vehicle, e.g. bumper, with an external object, e.g. another vehicle ; , or by means of contactless obstacle detectors mounted on the vehicle
B60W 10/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
04including control of propulsion units
06including control of combustion engines
B60W 10/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
10including control of change-speed gearings
B60W 10/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT 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
10Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function
18including control of braking systems
Applicants
  • IROBOT CORPORATION [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • ALLARD, James, R. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BARRETT, David, S. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • FILIPPOV, Mikhail [RU]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • PACK, Robert, Todd [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SVENDSEN, Selma [BA]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • ALLARD, James, R.
  • BARRETT, David, S.
  • FILIPPOV, Mikhail
  • PACK, Robert, Todd
  • SVENDSEN, Selma
Agents
  • JAGENOW, Andrew, L.
Priority Data
10/971,71822.10.2004US
10/971,72422.10.2004US
10/971,72522.10.2004US
10/972,08122.10.2004US
10/972,08222.10.2004US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF A VEHICLE
(FR) SYSTEMES ET PROCEDES PERMETTANT DE COMMANDER UN VEHICULE
Abstract
(EN) Systems and methods for autonomous control of a vehicle include interruptible, behavior-­based, and selective control. Autonomous control is achieved by using actuators that interact with input devices in the vehicle. The actuators (e.g., linkages) manipulate the input devices (e.g., articulation controls and drive controls, such as a throttle, brake, tie rods, steering gear, throttle lever, or accelerator) to direct the operation of the vehicle. Although operating autonomously, manual operation of the vehicle is possible following the detection of events that suggest manual control is desired. Subsequent autonomous control may be permitted, permitted after a prescribed delay, or prevented. Systems and methods for processing safety signals and/or tracking terrain features are also utilized by an autonomous vehicle.
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés permettant de commander de manière autonome un véhicule, dans lesquels sont utilisés des moyens de commande interruptibles, orientés sur le comportement et sélectifs. Ces systèmes comprennent des vérins qui sont reliés à des dispositifs d'entrée du véhicule. Ces vérins (éléments de liaison, par exemple) manipulent les dispositifs d'entrée (des commandes d'articulation et des commandes d'entraînement, telles qu'un accélérateur, un frein, des barres d'accouplement, un mécanisme de direction, une manette de poussée ou un accélérateur, par exemple) pour commander directement le véhicule. Bien qu'il fonctionne de manière autonome, le véhicule peut également être commandé manuellement lorsque des événements indiquant qu'il est souhaitable de commander le véhicule manuellement sont détectés. Le véhicule peut ensuite être maintenu en commande manuelle ou passer en commande autonome immédiatement ou après un laps de temps prédéterminé. L'invention concerne également l'utilisation, par un véhicule autonome, de systèmes et de procédés destinés au traitement de signaux de sécurité et/ou au suivi des particularités du terrain
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