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1. (WO2018089245) AUTONOMOUS GANGED VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089245    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059654
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05D 1/02
G06F 19/00
G08G 1/00
G08G 1/01
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: HIGH, Donald, R.
WINKLE, David, C.
ATCHLEY, Michael, D.
MCHALE, Brian G.
ANTEL, Nicholas, Ray
O'BRIEN, John, J.
MATTINGLY, Todd, D.
JONES, Nathan, G.
Title: AUTONOMOUS GANGED VEHICLES
Abstract:
Some embodiments include systems, methods, and apparatuses capable of determining a leader of a group of autonomous vehicles. In some embodiments, a system of autonomous vehicles comprises two or more autonomous vehicles each having a communication device and in communication with one another, each of the two or more autonomous vehicles configured to travel as a group, receive and transport goods, communicate with others of the two or more autonomous vehicles in the group, and conduct a negotiation to establish at least one leader, wherein any one of the two or more autonomous vehicles can become the at least one leader.