Modeling and Simulation of Cooperative Strategies for Vehicle Platoon Longitudinal Control

An autonomous platoon makes use of collaborative driving techniques which will be capable of increasing traffic density and safety effectively. This paper proposes a platoon cooperation framework consisting of two sub-layers. The upper (collaboration) layer defines the platoon collaboration maneuvers and implements the maneuver switching. The lower (control) layer executes the final control instructions for each member vehicle of the platoon, taking the output of the upper layer as its control parameters. Finite state machines are used to model the collaboration process and form the basis on which the state switching flows of collaboration control are implemented. A simulative platoon composed of several intelligent model cars has been established. Experiments on the longitudinal control of a platoon were conducted in this model vehicle simulation environment. The results show that the proposed control logic is sufficiently effective for the longitudinal platoon collaborative maneuvers -- including merging, separating and following -- to be executed and switched smoothly.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 498-512
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01536332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:02PM