David J. Taneyhill - Elyria OH, US
Andrew J. Pilkington - Avon Lake OH, US
Thomas Arthur Banks - Rochester Hills MI, US
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC - Elyria OH
When employing an adaptive cruise-with-braking (ACB) system to control host vehicle braking reaction distance, a following distance limit shape (FDLS) is defined using a lateral offset function, and a lateral offset of a forward vehicle is detected and analyzed. If the vehicle has a lateral offset greater than a lateral offset defined by the lateral offset function, deceleration requests from an engine controller are limited to requesting deceleration by an engine retarder and/or a dethrottling module. If the lateral offset of the forward vehicle is less than a lateral offset defined by the lateral offset function, foundation brakes may be requested. In other embodiments, road curvature is determined, and a braking reaction distance is reduced when the radius of curvature is smaller than a threshold curvature, in order to reduce false positive braking reactions triggered by, e. g. , a forward vehicle on an exit ramp while the host vehicle remains on the highway.