Soft-link control for electric light vehicle

Manabu Omae, Takeki Ogitsu, Hiroshi Shimizu

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Abstract

This study developed a soft-link control system for electric light vehicles. The meaning of the soft-link control is that a vehicle automatically follows the preceding vehicle with a very short intervehicle distance as if the both vehicles were mechanically connected. The soft-link control is expected to stretch the limitation of the light vehicles, because small capacity of the light vehicle is timely enlarged, resulting in giving a potential to apply them to more various purposes. In this study, the experimental vehicles are developed based on small electric vehicles and control algorithms are designed. Stability and reliability of control and accurate tracking are realized by using information of the preceding vehicle sent via wireless LAN communication. The experimental results show that the controlled vehicle can follow the preceding vehicle with an inter-vehicle distance of less than 1[m].

Original languageEnglish
Pages20-27
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Oct 232006 Oct 28

Other

Other22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period06/10/2306/10/28

Keywords

  • Electric tow bar
  • Intelligent vehicle
  • Light vehicle
  • Passenger cars
  • Platooning
  • Soft-link control
  • Transportation systems(ITS Etc.)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Automotive Engineering

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    Omae, M., Ogitsu, T., & Shimizu, H. (2006). Soft-link control for electric light vehicle. 20-27. Paper presented at 22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006, Yokohama, Japan.