Real-time Look-ahead Cruise Control Simulator

  • András Mihály
  • Balázs Németh
  • Péter Gáspár


The paper introduces a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) vehicle simulator built for testing and tuning a look-ahead cruise control algorithm considering forward road conditions. The aim of the vehicle simulator, apart from conducting real-time demonstrations and tests, is to create a HIL architecture which can be directly applied to a real heavy-duty vehicle formerly represented in TruckSim. By this means, several otherwise expensive road tests can be implemented with the simulator to increase the efficiency and reliability of the developed look-ahead control method.


look-ahead, simulator, cruise control, optimal control
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How to Cite
MIHÁLY, András; NÉMETH, Balázs; GÁSPÁR, Péter. Real-time Look-ahead Cruise Control Simulator. Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 1, p. 11-16, 2018. ISSN 1587-3811. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi: