Patent Number: 6,167,340

Title: Method and system for filtering a speed signal in controlling a speed of a vehicle

Abstract: A method and a speed control system for controlling a speed of a vehicle utilizes a speed sensor for sensing a speed of the vehicle and generating a corresponding speed signal. A control unit determines one of a quick or slow acceleration status of the vehicle based on the speed signal. The control unit also determines a mode of operation of the speed control system and filters the speed signal based on the acceleration status and the mode of operation of the speed control system. The speed of the vehicle is then controlled based on the filtered speed signal.

Inventors: Cui; Xainzhong John (Canton, MI), Vint; Matti K. (Bridgeman Down, AU)

Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60K 31/18 (20060101); B60K 31/00 (20060101); G01P 11/00 (20060101); B60T 008/32 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017