Experimental verification of vehicle platoon control algorithms

Authors

  • Szilárd Aradi
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, BME

  • Gábor Rödönyi
    Affiliation

    Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute, MTA

  • Péter Gáspár
    Affiliation

    Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute, MTA

  • Zoltán Hankovszki
    Affiliation

    Knorr-Bremse R&D Center

  • Roland Kovács
    Affiliation

    Knorr-Bremse R&D Center

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7095

Abstract

Organizing a group of vehicles into a vehicle platoon in a way that, except for the leading vehicle, each platoon member can be autonomously driven has been a research goal for decades. Among other benefits this results in a decrease of fuel consump- tion and also in the driver’s workload and an increase in a better use of road capacity. The recent developments in the area of ac- tive control systems for vehicles make it possible to realize more and more autonomous functions and the above defined cooper- ation between vehicles seems to be increasingly feasible. This article aims to point out that today it is possible to reach this goal without vehicle specific software and hardware.

Keywords:

vehicle platoon; string stability

Published Online

2013-01-20

How to Cite

Aradi, S., Rödönyi, G., Gáspár, P., Hankovszki, Z., Kovács, R. (2013) “Experimental verification of vehicle platoon control algorithms”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 41(1), pp. 39–43. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.7095

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