US 9,809,234 B2
Method for controlling a land transport vehicle, land transport vehicle, ground equipment and transport system
Jean-Luc Hourtane, Bouc Bel Air (FR); Denis Gauche, Le Bar sur Loup (FR); David Chevallier, Les Milles (FR); Yann Chaintron, Vitrolles (FR); and Xavier Rabeyrin, Marseilles (FR)
Assigned to ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES, Saint-Ouen (FR)
Filed by ALSTOM Transport Technologies, Saint-Ouen (FR)
Filed on Jun. 23, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/631,704.
Application 15/631,704 is a division of application No. 14/840,794, filed on Aug. 31, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 14 58296 (FR), filed on Sep. 4, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0282945 A1, Oct. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. B61L 3/18 (2006.01); G06F 1/26 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); B61L 27/00 (2006.01); B61L 23/14 (2006.01); B60M 1/36 (2006.01); B61L 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC B61L 3/18 (2013.01) [B61L 3/006 (2013.01); B61L 3/008 (2013.01); B61L 23/14 (2013.01); B61L 27/0094 (2013.01); G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G06F 1/266 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Ground equipment for a transport system, the equipment comprising:
a track for a land transport vehicle;
an external power supply device including a plurality of power supply segments arranged sequentially along the track, the plurality of power supply segments forming an external power supply zone, at least one end segment being situated in a vicinity to one end of the external power supply zone adjacent to a zone with no external power supply, to be traveled with an onboard power supply device, a communication antenna being associated with the or each external power supply segments; and
a controller adapted to power on the end segment and adapted to send, using an antenna associated with that end segment, a signal indicating the end of a zone with an external power supply in response to a presence signal of the land transport vehicle received by said antenna.