3.2.3.2: Manage Platoon Following

This process shall be responsible for providing the facility for the automatic control of vehicles to be extended to cover the platooning of vehicles. The process shall enable vehicles to follow each other very closely (inches apart) in a platoon, responding to changes in speed and direction of the lead vehicle. The process shall support communications with the platoon vehicles that are both immediately in front of and behind the vehicle in which it operates. The process shall monitor data from other vehicles in the platoon and shall also send data about itself to other platoon vehicles. If the data received shows that the vehicle has been left on its own, i.e. there are no other vehicles in front or behind, the process shall send data to another process in the vehicle to increase speed and catch up with any platoon that may be ahead. The process shall only allow the vehicle to join or continue running in a platoon if it and/or the driver are considered to be in a safe condition, using data received from other processes in the vehicle.

This process is associated with the Vehicle OBE physical object.

This process is associated with the following functional objects:

This process is associated with the following data flows: