Connected Cruise Control: Modelling, Delay Effects, and Nonlinear Behaviour

Connected vehicle systems (CVS) are considered in this paper where vehicles exchange information using wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. The concept of connected cruise control (CCC) is established that allows control design at the level of individual vehicles while exploiting V2V connectivity. Due to its high level of modularity the proposed design can be applied to large heterogeneous traffic systems. The dynamics of a simple CVS is analyzed in detail while taking into account nonlinearities in the vehicle dynamics as well as in the controller. Time delays that arise due to intermittencies and packet drops in the communication channels are also incorporated. The results are summarized using stability charts which allow one to select control gains to maintain stability and ensure disturbance attenuation when the delay is below a critical value.


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  • Accession Number: 01603740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2016 3:00PM