Soft link control of four electric light vehicles in single-line and two-by-two formations

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 or the side vehicle with a very short inter-vehicle distance as if 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 arc designed. Precise inter-vehicle control is realized by sharing the sensor information and control information among constituent vehicles in a platoon and using the information in the controller. The experimental results show that the platooning of four vehicles in 2-by-2 and single-line formations with inter-vehicle distance of 30~50cm are realized by the proposed soft-link control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectric Drive Transportation Association - 23rd Int. Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition 2007, EVS 2007 (Battery, Hybrid, Fuel Cell) Conf. Proc. - Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Transportation
Pages345-357
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event23rd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition 2007 - Sustainability: The Future of Transportation, EVS 2007 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Dec 22007 Dec 5

Publication series

NameElectric Drive Transportation Association - 23rd Int. Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition 2007, EVS 2007 (Battery, Hybrid, Fuel Cell) Conf. Proc. - Sustainability: The Future of Transportation
Volume1

Other

Other23rd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition 2007 - Sustainability: The Future of Transportation, EVS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period07/12/207/12/5

Keywords

  • Advanced vehicle control and safety systems (AVCSS)
  • Electric light vehicle
  • Intelligent transport systems (ITS)
  • Intelligent vehicle
  • Passenger cars
  • Platooning
  • Soft-link control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology

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