Driving control system for vehicle

  • US 5,539,397 A
  • Filed: 03/16/1994
  • Issued: 07/23/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A driving control system for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a map information output means for outputting a map;

    a vehicle position detecting means for detecting a vehicle position of a subject vehicle on the map;

    a vehicle speed detecting means for detecting a vehicle speed;

    a passable area determining means for determining a turning radius of the vehicle based on the detected vehicle speed and determining a passable area on the map which is safely passable by the vehicle based on the determined turning radius;

    a passability/impassability judging means for deciding that the vehicle is safely passable within dimensions of an oncoming portion of road which is in front of the vehicle position in a traveling direction when the road portion is included in the passable area of the map; and

    said map information output means, said vehicle position detecting means, said vehicle speed detecting means, said passable area determining means, and said passability/impassability judging means being operatively interconnected.

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