US 9,811,137 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. 15/631,605.
Application 15/631,605 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 2017/0282943 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 3/00 (2006.01); B61L 23/14 (2006.01); B60M 1/36 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/266 (2013.01) [B60M 1/36 (2013.01); B61L 3/18 (2013.01); B61L 23/14 (2013.01); B61L 27/0094 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A land transport vehicle comprising:
at least one traction motor;
at least one capture device, the at least one capture device adapted to be placed in contact with a power supply segment of an external power supply device and adapted to be connected to the at least one traction motor;
a communication unit adapted to communicate with ground equipment associated with the power supply segment in vicinity of which the land transport vehicle is traveling at the current moment;
an onboard controller connected to the communication unit to send and receive signals; and
an onboard power supply device adapted to be connected to the at least one traction motor,
wherein the onboard controller is adapted to regulate the power supplied to the at least one traction motor by at least one of the group of i) the at least one capture device and ii) the onboard power supply device, and
wherein the onboard controller is adapted to
a) receive a signal indicating the end of a zone with an external power supply, and
b) command, after receiving the signal indicating the end of a zone with an external power supply, a transition from a power demand from the external power supply device toward a power demand from the onboard power supply device to power the at least one traction motor.