Method and apparatus suitable for optimizing an operation of a self-guided vehicle

  • US 6,167,332 A
  • Filed: 01/28/1999
  • Issued: 12/26/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method suitable for use for optimizing an operation of a self-guided vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (i) incorporating a self-guided capability as part of the operation of the vehicle comprising at least one mapping technique for soliciting information required for vehicle motion from a first to a predetermined second location;

    (ii) dynamically assessing a global optimal path referenced to said first and second location based on said at least one mapping technique;

    and(iii) dynamically affecting vehicle motion by first reevaluating step (ii) global optimal path in light of instant vehicle motion and secondly refining said global optimal path so that the vehicle motion can follow a localized path trajectory which can optimize the refined global path.

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