Patent Number: 6,169,940

Title: Automatic driving system

Abstract: An automatic driving system which is provided for automatically driving vehicles to follow respective target running trajectories. A running instruction and a running course are set based on an obstacle detecting signal, a vehicle position signal, road data and automatic drive traffic information signals, and a vehicle-to-vehicle running information signal. A running course signal indicative of the running course and a running position setting position signal indicative of a running position of one vehicle at the time the running course is set are transmitted and received between the one vehicle and another vehicle, so that a target running trajectory suitable for each vehicle can be calculated on the basis of the received running course, thereby automatically navigating each vehicle such that the respective vehicles run following the resultant target running trajectories.

Inventors: Jitsukata; Eishi (Wako, JP), Kobayashi; Sachio (Wako, JP), Tamura; Kazuya (Wako, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B62D 1/28 (20060101); B62D 1/00 (20060101); B62D 12/00 (20060101); G05D 1/02 (20060101); B62D 013/00 (); G05D 001/03 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018