Towards comfort-optimal trajectory planning and control

This paper describes a method to analyse and evaluate different trajectory planning methods and controller types for usage in automated vehicles. Its application is shown by using a novel trajectory planning approach considering comfort aspects (based on Rapidly Exploring Random Tree (RRT)), two different controllers to follow the planned path (cascade controller and flatness based controller) and a simulation method to obtain resulting lateral vehicle accelerations. The method is used to plan and drive a trajectory through a roundabout. It can be seen that the lateral accelerations of the controller-driven vehicle are in the range of the values used for planning. However, the results of both controllers show differences in lateral deviation and in smoothness of lateral accelerations. The simulation results are then compared to real-world test drives in the same roundabout. The measured lateral accelerations are in the same range as well but show a smoother progression than the two controller models.

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  • Authors:
    • Mischinger, Marlies
    • Rudigier, Martin
    • Wimmer, Peter
    • Kerschbaumer, Andreas
  • Publication Date: 2019-8


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1108-1125
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  • Accession Number: 01713137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2019 3:01PM