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Automotive Control Systems by Huei Peng, A. Galip Ulsoy, Melih Çakmakci

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19 Longitudinal Motion Control and Platoons

This chapter discusses the longitudinal control of vehicle motion in the context of AVCS for ITS. It begins with a slightly refined version of a cruise-control system with preview, which uses site-specific information available through the highway infrastructure. It then builds on the ACC topic of Chapter 12 as an intermediate step to the control of vehicles operating in platoons.

19.1 Site-Specific Information

It is assumed that highway infrastructure can provide information to drivers and vehicles, which can be useful in numerous ways; for example, drivers can be warned of accidents, roadwork, inclement weather or road-surface conditions, congestion, and roadway characteristics such as grade and ...

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