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Systems and methods for vehicle speed management

United States Patent

March 1, 2016
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Controlling a speed of a vehicle based on at least a portion of a route grade and a route distance divided into a plurality of route sections, each including at least one of a section grade and section length. Controlling the speed of the vehicle is further based on determining a cruise control speed mode for the vehicle for each of the plurality of route sections and determining a speed reference command of the vehicle based on at least one of the cruise control speed mode, the section length, the section grade, and a current speed.
Sujan; Vivek Anand (Columbus, IN), Vajapeyazula; Phani (Columbus, IN), Follen; Kenneth (Greenwood, IN), Wu; An (Columbus, IN), Forst; Howard Robert (Columbus, IN)
Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN)
14/ 261,010
April 24, 2014
The present invention was made with the Government assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract No. DE-EE0003403. The U.S. Federal Government may have certain rights therein.