Truck Platooning Based on Lead Vehicle Speed Profile Optimization and Artificial Physics
Paper in proceedings, 2015

- Several approaches to truck platooning over varying road topographies are introduced, evaluated, and compared. A simple, stochastic optimization procedure was applied to the lead vehicle speed profiles (covering sections of 10 km), resulting in average lead vehicle fuel savings of around 15.4% relative to standard cruise control. Moreover, several models involving artificial physics were evaluated for the actual platooning, i.e. for the motion of the vehicles following the lead vehicle, with the aim of minimizing the total fuel consumption of the entire platoon. One such model, based on modified artificial gravity, was found to slightly outperform a more standard approach involving adaptive cruise control, while maintaining safety and coherence of the platoon.

Author

Luca Caltagirone

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Sina Torabi

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Mattias Wahde

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC 2015

Vol. 2015 October 394-399

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

DOI

10.1109/ITSC.2015.73

ISBN

978-1-4673-6595-6

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Created

10/8/2017