Nonlinear spacing policy based vehicle platoon control for local string stability and global traffic flow stability

Hasan Emrah Sungu, Masaki Inoue, Jun Ichi Imura

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Abstract

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) aims to increase traffic throughput and traffic safety. A typical application of ACC vehicles is creating a platoon system, in which a series of vehicles moves longitudinally in an automated manner. For platooning vehicles, we need to define the inter-vehicle spacing policy and the control law for each and every vehicle. In this work, a new nonlinear spacing policy and a linear feedback controller related to the policy are proposed to achieve string stability and traffic flow stability. Moreover, we show that the proposed policies provide a higher traffic flow capacity compared with a conventionally used constant time gap policy. Finally, a generalized linear feedback controller is used to derive a more relaxed condition for ensuring string stability requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3396-3401
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783952426937
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 16
EventEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2015 Jul 152015 Jul 17

Other

OtherEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period15/7/1515/7/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Sungu, H. E., Inoue, M., & Imura, J. I. (2015). Nonlinear spacing policy based vehicle platoon control for local string stability and global traffic flow stability. In 2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015 (pp. 3396-3401). [7331059] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECC.2015.7331059