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1. (WO2018127411) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY AUTOMATIC GUIDANCE OF A FOLLOWING VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127411    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/083676
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Dec 20 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05D 1/02
Applicants: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: KOPISCHKE, Stephan
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY AUTOMATIC GUIDANCE OF A FOLLOWING VEHICLE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for providing an at least partially automatic guidance of a following vehicle. To this end, availability data of at least one lead vehicle (2) and request data of the following vehicle (1) are acquired. Based on the availability data and the request data, offer data are generated via the lead vehicle (2) and transmitted to the following vehicle (1). Based on the offer data, an offer output is generated and outputted. Furthermore, a user input is captured, and acceptance data is generated based on the user input. Tracking data are generated and transmitted to the following vehicle (1), and the following vehicle (1) is guided at least in part automatically behind the lead vehicle (2) based on the tracking data. The invention further relates to a system for providing an at least partially automatic guidance of a following vehicle (1). The system comprises a detection unit (31), an offer unit (32), a computing unit (11), and an output unit (13). The system further comprises an input unit (14), a tracking unit (21), and a control unit (10).