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Title:
VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD, AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/026469
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention enables a vehicle to travel safely even in the event of a sensor failure. This vehicle control apparatus comprises: a forward identification unit that identifies an area ahead of the vehicle from the output of the sensor; a failure detection unit that detects when the forward identification unit is in a failure state in which the forward recognition unit cannot recognize the area ahead of the vehicle; a storage unit that stores map information pertaining to roads the vehicle travels on; a position acquisition unit that acquires information pertaining to the position of the vehicle; and a vehicle control unit that controls the speed of the vehicle on the basis of the position of the vehicle and the map information when the failure detection unit detects the failure state.

Inventors:
OKUHARA Yuki (2520, Takaba, Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
Application Number:
JP2018/023943
Publication Date:
February 07, 2019
Filing Date:
June 25, 2018
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Assignee:
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD. (2520, Takaba Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
International Classes:
B60W50/029
Domestic Patent References:
WO2015068249A12015-05-14
Foreign References:
JP2016088180A2016-05-23
JP2016137835A2016-08-04
JP2005309955A2005-11-04
JP6355780B12018-07-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TODA Yuji (6-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 20, 〒1008220, JP)
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