Two essential facets of synchronous longitudinal control for automated ground vehicles are discussed: First, the providing of position-reference information to each vehicle on a controlled network link and second, the design and evaluation of onboard vehicle controllers. In the former, a method for providing continuous information was devised, implemented and its properties measured under various environmental conditions. In the latter, the design of practically implementable controllers was considered in detail, and several designs were implemented. The developed reference system/vehicle controller combinations were tested at low speeds under full-scale conditions, and control was successfully achieved at speeds up to 45 mph. In addition, vehicle merging studies, wherein terminal merging errors of less than 1 ft were achieved, were conducted at speeds up to 70 mph. A detailed account of these efforts is contained in this appendix. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Ohio Department of Transportation and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Engineering Experiment Station, 2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210
  • Authors:
    • Fenton, R E
    • Bender, J G
    • Mayhan, R J
    • BRINNER, T R
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 293 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EES 276A-17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM