SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RENDEZVOUSING WITH AN AUTONOMOUS MODULAR VEHICLE TO PROVIDE ENERGY

By | September 14, 2018

<p id=”p-0001″ num=”0000″>System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to determining rendezvous locations and autonomously swapping a resupply carriage with a vehicle along a route. In one embodiment, a method includes in response to a request for resupplying the vehicle with energy, determine a rendezvous point for meeting the vehicle with a resupply carriage. The method includes dispatching the resupply carriage to meet the vehicle at the rendezvous point by providing an electronic signal to the resupply carriage to cause the resupply carriage to autonomously travel to the rendezvous point. The method includes controlling the vehicle to swap a current carriage for the resupply carriage to supply energy to the vehicle. The vehicle is comprised of a passenger compartment that is removably attached to the current carriage. The current carriage and the resupply carriage are interchangeable propulsion sources for the vehicle.</p>

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