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|1. (WO2017038173) FOLLOWING CONTROL DEVICE|
|Applicants:||MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
|Title:||FOLLOWING CONTROL DEVICE|
In the present invention, when a preceding vehicle 52 is determined to be positioned within an intersection 56 during following control of a vehicle 50, the vehicle 50 is stopped at an entrance position Pin of the intersection 56 in order to temporarily stop the following control with respect to the preceding vehicle 52. The following control is resumed when a vehicle-to-vehicle distance Dc between the vehicle 50 and the preceding vehicle 52 becomes more than or equal to a reference distance L0, which is a total of a distance L1 from the entrance position Pin to an exit position Pout of the intersection 56 and a vehicle length L2 of the vehicle 50, and when a remaining illumination time Ts during which a green light of a traffic light 58 is illuminated on a road 54 along which the vehicle 50 travels is more than or equal to a time T0, which is the time required for the vehicle 50 to pass through the intersection 56 from the entrance position Pin to the exit position Pout.