Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Fast Algorithm for Planning Optimal Platoon Speeds on Highway
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, International Federation of Automatic Control , 2014Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

To meet policy requirements on increased transport energy eciency and reduced emissions, smart control and management of vehicles and eets have become important for the development of eco-friendly intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The emergence of new information and communication technologies and their applications, particularly vehicle to vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, facilitates the implementation of autonomous vehicle concepts, and meanwhile serves as an eective means for control of vehicle eet by continuously providing support and guidance to drivers. While convoy driving of trucks by longitudinal automation could save 5-15% of fuel consumption due to the reduction of airdrag resistance, this study attempts to investigate the energy saving potential of truck platoons by intelligent speed planning. Assuming that real-time trac information is available because of communication, an ecient speed control algorithm is proposed based on optimal control theory. The method is faster than the conventional dynamic programming approach and hence applied in the study to analyze energy saving potential of simple platoon operations including acceleration and deceleration. The numerical result shows signicant improvement on energy saving due to speed planning during platooning. It can be further applied for more complex platooning operations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Federation of Automatic Control , 2014.
, World Congress, ISSN 1474-6670 ; Volume19 | Part 1
Keyword [en]
Platooning operations, speed planning, acceleration and deceleration, adaptive cruise control, optimization
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154520ISBN: 978-3-902823-62-5OAI: diva2:757248
The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control,24 to 29 August 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

QC 20141107

Available from: 2014-10-21 Created: 2014-10-21 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

IFAC2014_Deng(402 kB)128 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 402 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Conference website

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Deng, QichenMa, Xiaoliang
By organisation
Traffic and Logistics
Civil Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 128 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 201 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link