US 11,657,718 B2
Method for controlling vehicle platoon, device, and internet of vehicles system
Can Zhao, Shenzhen (CN)
Assigned to HUAWEI CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Guizhou (CN)
Filed by Huawei Cloud Computing Technologies Co., Ltd., Guizhou (CN)
Filed on Nov. 13, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/682,376.
Application 16/682,376 is a continuation of application No. PCT/CN2018/086493, filed on May 11, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 201710340834.0 (CN), filed on May 15, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0082727 A1, Mar. 12, 2020
Int. Cl. G08G 1/00 (2006.01); G05D 1/02 (2020.01); G06V 20/58 (2022.01); G08G 1/01 (2006.01); G08G 1/0967 (2006.01); H04L 65/40 (2022.01); H04L 67/12 (2022.01)
CPC G08G 1/22 (2013.01) [G05D 1/0293 (2013.01); G05D 1/0295 (2013.01); G06V 20/584 (2022.01); G08G 1/0116 (2013.01); G08G 1/096791 (2013.01); G05D 2201/0213 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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9. A method for controlling a vehicle platoon, wherein the method is implemented by a lead vehicle in the vehicle platoon, and wherein the method comprises:
obtaining segment information of the vehicle platoon, wherein the segment information comprises an identifier of a sub lead vehicle and a distance between the sub lead vehicle and a previous vehicle of the sub lead vehicle in the vehicle platoon, wherein the sub lead vehicle is a first vehicle at a corresponding segment of the vehicle platoon, and wherein the sub lead vehicle controls travelling of a following vehicle in the corresponding segment;
controlling the vehicle platoon by segmenting the vehicle platoon based on the segment information, wherein the lead vehicle and the sub lead vehicle control travelling of a following vehicle in a corresponding segment of the vehicle platoon after the vehicle platoon is segmented;
receiving a combination request from the sub lead vehicle, wherein the combination request requests the lead vehicle to re-control the sub lead vehicle and the following vehicle controlled by the sub lead vehicle;
cancelling a control right of the sub lead vehicle based on the combination request; and
re-controlling the sub lead vehicle and the following vehicle controlled by the sub lead vehicle.