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1. (WO2018126120) DETECTION OF EXTRA-PLATOON VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE OR ADJACENT TO PLATOON MEMBER VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/126120    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068932
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
Applicants: BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC
Inventors: MILLER, JR., T. Stephen
MACNAMARA, Joseph M.
BOHLEY, Martin
Title: DETECTION OF EXTRA-PLATOON VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE OR ADJACENT TO PLATOON MEMBER VEHICLES
Abstract:
A platoon management control system and method for local detection and determination of a non-platooning vehicle inserted or otherwise disposed between and/or adjacent to one or more platooning vehicle(s). A platooning vehicle determines a forward physical distance between itself and a vehicle physically ahead, and compares the determined physical distance with a value of a rearward distance to the platooning vehicle received from a next ahead platooning vehicle. The vehicle physically ahead is determined to be the next ahead platooning vehicle in accordance with a correspondence between the determined physical distance and the received value of the rearward distance. Conversely, the vehicle physically ahead is determined to be a non-platooning vehicle in accordance with a mis-correspondence between the determined physical distance and the received value of the rearward distance.