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Title:
VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/042882
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
 Provided is a vehicle control device with which improved fuel economy and lowered exhaust gas emissions can be effectively achieved without adversely affecting the driver when traveling while following a leading vehicle. The present invention has: a following-determination means (53) that, during travel while following a leading vehicle, determines, on the basis of the speed of the host vehicle, the speed of the leading vehicle, and the distance from the leading vehicle, whether the host vehicle will be able to follow the leading vehicle by coasting; and an idle stop determination means (55) that, when the following-determination means has determined that the host vehicle will be able to follow the leading vehicle by coasting, and the driving/travel state of the host vehicle satisfies other traveling idle stop criteria, determines that a traveling idle stop should be performed; and is provided with a determination criteria updating means (54) for updating the determination criteria for the idle stop determination means in regard to criteria such as the leading vehicle characteristics, road surface conditions, and weather. In the event that it has been determined, from the determination conditions that have been updated in regard to the leading vehicle characteristics, etc., that following by coasting is possible, a control to shut off the on-board engine is performed.

Inventors:
KAWAKAMI Tomonori (2520, Takaba, Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
IMANISHI Yuto (6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 80, 〒1008280, JP)
SHIBATA Takeo (2520, Takaba, Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
Application Number:
JP2015/068938
Publication Date:
March 24, 2016
Filing Date:
July 01, 2015
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Assignee:
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD. (2520, Takaba Hitachinaka-sh, Ibaraki 03, 〒3128503, JP)
International Classes:
F02D29/02; B60K31/00; B60W30/16; B60W50/14
Domestic Patent References:
WO2015118570A12015-08-13
Foreign References:
JP2013068178A2013-04-18
JP2012127265A2012-07-05
JP2010030430A2010-02-12
JP2015143490A2015-08-06
Other References:
See also references of EP 3196445A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
INOUE Manabu et al. (6-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 20, 〒1008220, JP)
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