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1. (WO2018126103) SELF-ORDERING OF FLEET VEHICLES IN A PLATOON

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/126103    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068888
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 30 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G08G 1/00
B60W 40/08
G05D 1/02
Applicants: BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC
Inventors: LESHER, Michael K.
MILLER, JR., T. Stephen
Title: SELF-ORDERING OF FLEET VEHICLES IN A PLATOON
Abstract:
Highway vehicle platoon management is provided. Driver quality parameters are used together with vehicle physical characteristic and performance information to select an ordering of the vehicles within the platoon. The vehicles within the platoon mutually self-order to select the ordering of the vehicles within the platoon for enhanced safety and efficiency. The driver quality parameters together with the vehicle physical characteristic and performance information is also used to reward best drivers with preferred locations within the platoon. The vehicles within the platoon mutually self-order to reward best drivers with preferred locations within the platoon. An existing vehicle platoon is selectively split into two or more smaller platoons for improving overall safety and efficiency. Two or more smaller vehicle platoons are selectively aggregated into a larger single platoon for improving overall safety and efficiency.