Kuo-Yun Liang

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Heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) traveling in single file with small intervehicle distances experience reduced aerodynamic drag and, therefore, have improved fuel economy. In this paper, we attempt to maximize the amount of fuel saved by coordinating platoon formation using a distributed network of controllers. These virtual controllers, placed at major(More)
The first edition of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) was held in the Netherlands in May 2011. Nine international teams competed in urban and highway platooning scenarios with prototype vehicles using cooperative adaptive cruise control. Team Scoop, a collaboration between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Scania CV AB,(More)
Heavy-duty vehicles traveling in platoons consume fuel at a reduced rate. In this paper, we attempt to maximize this benefit by introducing local controllers throughout a road network to facilitate platoon formations with minimal information. By knowing a vehicle's position, speed, and destination, the local controller can quickly decide how its speed(More)
It is formally known that by establishing a heavy duty vehicle platoon, the fuel consumption is reduced for the follower vehicle due to the lower air drag. However, it is not clear how the platoon should be formed with respect to the heavy duty vehicle properties. String stability is a well discussed issue in vehicle platooning. However, each vehicle's(More)
Vehicle platooning is important for heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, due to the reduced aerodynamic drag for the follower vehicles, which gives an overall lower fuel consumption. Heavy-duty vehicle drivers are aware this fact and sometimes drive close to other heavy-duty vehicles. However, it is not currently well known how many vehicles are actually(More)
We study cooperation patterns between the heavy-duty vehicle fleet owners to reduce their costs, improve their fuel efficiency, and decrease their emissions. We consider a distributed cooperation pattern in which the fleet owners can communicate directly with each other to form alliances. A centralized cooperation pattern is studied in which the fleet(More)
Heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) platooning is a mean to significantly reduce the fuel consumption for the trailing vehicle. By driving close to the vehicle in front, the air drag is reduced tremendously. Due to each HDV being assigned with different transport missions, platoons will need to be frequently formed, merged, and split. Driving on the road requires(More)
Heavy-duty vehicles driving close behind each other, also known as platooning, experience a reduced aerodynamic drag, which reduces the overall fuel consumption up to 20% for the trailing vehicle. However, due to each vehicle being assigned with different transport missions (with different origins, destinations, and delivery times), platoons should be(More)
Freight transportation is of outmost importance for our society and is continuously increasing, particularly in the emerging economies. At the same time, transporting goods on roads accounts for about 26% of all energy consumption and 18% of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. Despite the influence the transportation system has on our energy(More)