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1. (WO2018003926) INTER-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/003926    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/023976
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G08G 1/09
G08G 1/16
Applicants: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
ヤマハ発動機株式会社
Inventors: UCHIDA, Yoshiaki
内田 吉陽
Title: INTER-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS
Abstract:
Provided is an inter-vehicle communication apparatus capable of further smoothening cooperative travel of a plurality of vehicles. This inter-vehicle communication apparatus (60) mounted in an own vehicle (1) has: an own vehicle information storage unit (68); a receiving unit (82), an assumed information generating unit (64), and an output control unit (65). The own vehicle information storage unit (68) stores vehicle information of the own vehicle (1) including vehicle width information related to the vehicle width (W1) of the own vehicle (1) and location information related to a vehicle location of the own vehicle (1). The receiving unit (62) receives vehicle information of other vehicles transmitted from transmitting units (163a, 163b, 163c, 163e) of the other vehicles (102, 103, 104, 106) capable of performing inter-vehicle communication. The assumed information generating unit (64) regards, as one assumed vehicle (109), a plurality of slim vehicles determined to satisfy conditions (A) and (B) on the basis of the vehicle information. The condition (A) is to include a plurality of slim vehicles in the own vehicle (1) and other vehicles which travel in a lane (100) having the same travel direction as the own vehicle (1). The condition (B) is not to include a wide vehicle (104) in an area (L12, L13, L23) formed by interconnecting a plurality of slim vehicles (1, 102, 103). The assumed information generating unit (64) generates assumed information about the assumed vehicle (109) from vehicle information about the plurality of slim vehicles (1, 102, 103) that have been regarded as the assumed vehicle (109). The output control unit (65) outputs the assumed information.