Navigation control system with adaptive characteristics

  • US 5,483,453 A
  • Filed: 04/20/1993
  • Issued: 01/09/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A navigation control system for an automotive vehicle running on a road, comprising:

  • deviation detecting means for detecting that the vehicle has deviated or is going to deviate from a lane of the road;

    deviation suppressing means for suppressing the vehicle from deviating from the lane;

    detection means for detecting a predetermined condition affecting deviation of the vehicle from the lane; and

    control means for computing a control amount for suppressing the deviation of the vehicle based on a result of detection by said deviation detecting means, for determining a urgency rating for said deviation suppressing based on said detected predetermined condition and said control amount, and for controlling said deviation suppressing means on the basis of a result of the computing the control amount, said deviation suppressing means being controlled by altering a time for operating said deviation suppressing means in accordance with said urgency rating for said deviation suppressing.

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