Inhomogeneous Model Predictive Control Horizon Discretization for an Urban Truck Energy Efficient Driving Application

This paper presents a novel approach on Model Predictive Control (MPC) using an inhomogeneously discretized preview horizon for the application of urban energy efficient driving. One solution for model predictive energy efficient driving is a direct solution of the underlying speed profile optimization problem using Quadratic Programming (QP), which allows computationally efficient and robust results. The authors' inhomogeneous horizon discretization allows to have a finer discretization of the typically important near future and a wider discretization of the less decisive far range of an MPC, while keeping a long preview horizon and at the same time limit the number of supporting points, hence limit the problem dimension, computational complexity, and proportional execution time. In extensive simulations of a real-world urban driving scenario, the authors demonstrate a significantly improved control performance in terms of fuel consumption, trip time, or constraint violation for the same computational complexity.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 430-436
  • Monograph Title: 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2015)

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  • Accession Number: 01603019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781467365956
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 3:20PM