US 11,659,360 B2
System and method for implementing peer-to-peer wireless groups for vehicular micro clouds
Takamasa Higuchi, Mountain View, CA (US); Seyhan Ucar, Mountain View, CA (US); and Onur Altintas, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Plano, TX (US)
Filed by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Plano, TX (US)
Filed on Aug. 20, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/407,662.
Prior Publication US 2023/0055126 A1, Feb. 23, 2023
Int. Cl. H04W 4/08 (2009.01); H04W 36/30 (2009.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01); H04W 4/46 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 4/08 (2013.01) [H04W 4/46 (2018.02); H04W 36/30 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising steps of:
receiving, by a remote server, vehicle status information from a plurality of vehicles of a vehicular micro cloud;
determining, by the remote server and based on the vehicle status information, a predicted length of time for each of the plurality of vehicles, the predicted length of time indicating how long each of the plurality of vehicles will stay within the vehicular micro cloud;
selecting, by the remote server, a first vehicle out of the plurality of vehicles to act as a first group owner of a first peer-to-peer (P2P) wireless group operating as the vehicular micro cloud based on the vehicle status information from the plurality of vehicles, the first vehicle having a longest predicted length of time; and
transmitting, by the remote server, first group configurations of the first P2P wireless group to the plurality of vehicles to allow the plurality of vehicles to join the first P2P wireless group.