A Cooperative Platooning Controller for Connected Vehicles

Youssef Bichiou, Hesham Rakha, Hesham Rakha, Hossam Abdelghaffar, Hossam Abdelghaffar

Abstract

One of the key priorities of technologies is performance. In the area of transportation, performance is typically intertwined with increased mobility and reduced costs. Congestion alleviation which is a persistent challenge faced by many cities is a priority. The use of infrastructure is inherently inefficient, resulting in higher vehicle fuel consumption and pollution. This in turn burdens commuters and businesses. Therefore, solving this issue is of prime significance because of the potential benefit. Many technologies have been and are being developed. These include adaptive traffic signals and various dynamic traffic control strategies. This paper introduces a platooning controller that keeps relatively small time gaps between consecutive vehicles to increase mobility, and eventually reduce travel costs. This controller also accounts for complex dynamic and kinematic restrictions controlling vehicle motion. The controller is tested in a virtual environment on highways in downtown Los Angeles. A drop-in travel time, delay, fuel consumption was observed across the area for connected automated vehicles (CAVs) and non-connected vehicles, at various market penetration rates (MPRs). Reductions of up to 5%, 9.4%, and 8.17% in travel time, delay, and fuel consumption, respectively are observed. These observations are observed for all vehicles platooned and non-platooned.

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Bichiou Y., Rakha H. and Abdelghaffar H. (2021). A Cooperative Platooning Controller for Connected Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-513-5, pages 378-385. DOI: 10.5220/0010409003780385


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits21,
author={Youssef Bichiou and Hesham Rakha and Hossam Abdelghaffar},
title={A Cooperative Platooning Controller for Connected Vehicles},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2021},
pages={378-385},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010409003780385},
isbn={978-989-758-513-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - A Cooperative Platooning Controller for Connected Vehicles
SN - 978-989-758-513-5
AU - Bichiou Y.
AU - Rakha H.
AU - Abdelghaffar H.
PY - 2021
SP - 378
EP - 385
DO - 10.5220/0010409003780385