Design and experimental testing of vehicle-following control for small electric vehicles with communication

Takeki Ogitsu, Manabu Omae

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Abstract

This study proposes a vehicle-following control system for personal electric vehicles (EV). Recently, projects aimed at using personal vehicles to solve vehicle transportation problems associated with overcrowding in cities and depopulation in mountain villages have been under way in several regions in Japan. This study was conducted to contribute to improving mobility in depopulated regions by applying vehicle-following control technology to personal vehicles. In this paper, the issues associated with introducing personal vehicles in depopulated regions are summarized by explaining the background of personal vehicles and that of depopulated regions in Japan. Related studies that we have conducted to address these issues are summarized. The details of vehicle-following control technology that is targeted at controlling vehicle-to-vehicle time using wireless communication are explained. Evaluation experiments conducted using small EVs are described. The results of the evaluation experiments confirm the efficient following performance achieved with the proposed vehicle-following control system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications
EditorsDonald Bailey, Serge Demidenko, G. Sen Gupta
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages586-590
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964666
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 6
Event6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2015 - Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 2015 Feb 172015 Feb 19

Publication series

NameICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications

Other

Other6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2015
CountryNew Zealand
CityQueenstown
Period15/2/1715/2/19

Keywords

  • cooperative adaptive cruise control
  • following system
  • intelligent transportation system
  • personal vehicle
  • platooning
  • string stability
  • system longitudinal control
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Ogitsu, T., & Omae, M. (2015). Design and experimental testing of vehicle-following control for small electric vehicles with communication. In D. Bailey, S. Demidenko, & G. S. Gupta (Eds.), ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (pp. 586-590). [7081213] (ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARA.2015.7081213