US Patent No. 10,303,169

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING WITH DYNAMIC SKIP FIRE


Patent No. 10,303,169
Issue Date May 28, 2019
Title Autonomous Driving With Dynamic Skip Fire
Inventorship Ram Subramanian, Saratoga, CA (US)
Louis J. Serrano, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Matthew A. Younkins, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Tula Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,303,169

21. An engine control system comprising:an engine controller arranged to direct operation of an engine to deliver a requested torque, wherein the engine controller is capable of directing operation of the engine at a plurality of different effective displacements; and
an autonomous driving unit configured to determine a requested torque, wherein the autonomous driving unit utilizes fuel economy information associated with the different displacements in the determination of the requested torque,
wherein the autonomous driving unit considers the collective fuel economy of a plurality of vehicles in a platoon when determining an operational effective displacement.