Patent Number: 6,294,986

Title: Method and system for determining a regulator object

Abstract: A method for determining a control object which is situated in an expected traveling corridor of a vehicle whose distance from the control object is measured and adjusted to a desired distance. The method for reliably determining the control object which enables reliable distance control even in the event of momentary and sudden changes in the traveling corridor of the vehicle determines an object corridor which covers the traveling corridor and is wider than the traveling corridor of the vehicle, control with respect to the control object being effected as long as the latter stays in the object corridor of the vehicle.

Inventors: Landsiedel; Thomas (Reichertshofen, DE)

Assignee: Mannesmann VDO AG

International Classification: B60K 31/00 (20060101); G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/93 (20060101); B60Q 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018