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1. (WO2018031201) SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OR MONITORING A VEHICLE SYSTEM ALONG A ROUTE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031201    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/042516
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G05D 1/02
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: THIYAGARAJAN, Saravanan
SHARMA, Ankit
PARITOSH, Prakarsh
ELDREDGE, David, Allen
HRDLICKA, Kaitlyn, Ann
SHOONMAKER, William, Cherrick
WAKEMAN, Joseph, Daniel
Title: SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OR MONITORING A VEHICLE SYSTEM ALONG A ROUTE
Abstract:
A method includes generating a trip plan that dictates operational settings to be implemented by a vehicle system moving along a route. The trip plan is based on a temporary work order issued for a restricted segment of the route. The work order provides a maximum speed through the restricted segment for a limited time period that is expressed using a time standard. One or more of the operational settings of the trip plan specify movement of the vehicle system through the restricted segment at a vehicle speed that is less than or equal to the maximum speed. In response to determining that the temporary work order has expired, the method includes at least one of prompting an operator of the vehicle system to confirm that the work order has expired or generating a new trip plan in which the vehicle system exceeds the maximum speed through the restricted segment.