Platoon control

  • US 10,459,454 B2
  • Filed: 09/01/2017
  • Issued: 10/29/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, to be executed by a processor, for controlling a vehicle travelling in a platoon comprising:

  • receiving a first set of information at a first vehicle in the platoon, the first set of information relating to at least one other vehicle in the platoon;

    selecting one of a plurality of control algorithms in dependence on a type of data included in the first set of information, wherein each of the plurality of control algorithms correspond to a respective platoon communication topology, wherein the type of data included in the first set of information is required by the platoon communication topology to which the selected control algorithm corresponds; and

    controlling the first vehicle in response to the first set of information and the selected one of the control algorithms.

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