This paper focuses on the control of vehicles in a platoon. It determines that a control structure where each vehicle uses only information about its predecessor is fundamentally sensitive to disturbance. It is shown that small disturbances acting on one vehicle can propagate and have a large effect on another vehicle.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2002. IEEE Service Center, Piscataway NJ
  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 6 MetroTech Center
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Honda Gijutsu Kenkyujo


    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1740

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

    Department of Electrical Engineering, 1 Grand Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407

    Technische Universiteit Delft


    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    DaimlerChrysler Powersystems


    Technische Universitat Darmstadt

  • Authors:
    • Seiler, P
    • Pant, A
    • Hedrick, J Karl
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1062-1067

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2003 12:00AM