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1. (WO2017038173) FOLLOWING CONTROL DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/038173    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2016/065703
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat May 28 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G08G 1/16
B60K 31/00
B60R 21/00
B60W 30/14
G08G 1/09
Applicants: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
三菱自動車工業株式会社
Inventors: YOSHITANI, Toshiya
吉谷 俊哉
TSUJI, Hiroyuki
辻 浩之
HONDA, Shinichiro
本田 慎一朗
Title: FOLLOWING CONTROL DEVICE
Abstract:
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.