Automatic lateral acceleration limiting and non threat target rejection

CAFC
  • US 7,925,416 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2009
  • Issued: 04/12/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling a vehicle having an adaptive cruise control system capable of obtaining a vehicle lateral acceleration, said method comprising the steps of:

  • determining when the vehicle is in a turn based on a detected change in the vehicle lateral acceleration;

    determining a vehicle path during the turn;

    detecting an object;

    determining whether the object is in the vehicle path during the turn;

    reducing the vehicle speed if the object is determined to be in the vehicle path during the turn; and

    ignoring the object for braking purposes if the object is determined not to be in the vehicle path during the turn.

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