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1. (WO2017060978) AUTOMATIC DRIVE CONTROL DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC DRIVE CONTROL METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/060978    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2015/078366
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G08G 1/16
B60K 35/00
B60W 30/08
Applicants: HITACHI, LTD.
株式会社日立製作所
Inventors: UCHIDA Naokazu
内田 尚和
Title: AUTOMATIC DRIVE CONTROL DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC DRIVE CONTROL METHOD
Abstract:
With conventional automatic drive control, no consideration is given as to whether the driver is in a condition to be able to drive the vehicle properly when automatic driving is cancelled. To solve this problem, the present invention provides an automatic drive control device which is switchable between a manual driving mode in which driving operation by the driver of the vehicle is required, and an automatic driving mode in which driving operation by the driver of the vehicle is not required, wherein the device is equipped with: a surrounding conditions recognition unit for recognizing surrounding conditions of the vehicle; an information notification unit for notifying the driver of the vehicle; and an automatic drive control unit for carrying out control of the vehicle in automatic driving mode, and controlling the information notification unit in such a way as to alert the driver of the vehicle on the basis of the surrounding conditions recognized by the surrounding conditions recognition unit. The control of the information notification unit by the automatic drive control unit is designed to have a first driving assist control which is carried out in the manual driving mode, and a second driving assist control which is carried out until a prescribed condition is met subsequent to switching from the automatic driving mode to the manual driving mode. Due to this configuration, it is possible to safely switch from the automatic driving mode to the manual driving mode.