Learn More
Various #x201C;Urban Transportation Systems#x201D; are currently in developing, in order to put forward solutions to congestion and pollution in dense areas. Autonomous electric vehicles in free-access can be seen as an attractive approach, in view of the large flexibility that can be expected. One instrumental functionality linked to this solution is(More)
To address traffic saturation in cities, new ldquourban transportation systemsrdquo, based on electric vehicles in free-access, are in developing. One necessary functionality of such systems is their ability to move in a platoon fashion. A global decentralized platoon control strategy, supported by inter-vehicle communications, is addressed in this paper,(More)
— This paper deals with platooning navigation in the context of innovative solutions for urban transportation systems. More precisely, a sustainable approach centered on automated electric vehicles in free-access is considered. To tackle the major problem of congestions in dense areas, cooperative navigation according to a platoon formation is investigated.(More)
The necessity of decreasing the environmental impact of agricultural activities, while preserving in the same time the level of production to satisfy the growing population demand, requires to investigate new production tools. Mobile robotic can constitute a promising solution, since autonomous devices may permit to increase production level, while reducing(More)
Automated electric vehicles for public use constitute a promising very efficient and environment-friendly “urban transportation system”. An additional functionality that could enhance this transportation service is vehicle platooning. In order to avoid inter-distance oscillations within the platoon, a global control strategy, supported by(More)
This paper addresses platooning navigation as part of new transportation services emerging nowadays in urban areas. Platooning formation is ensured using a global decentralized control strategy supported by inter-vehicle communications. A large motion flexibility is achieved according to a manual guidance mode, i.e. the path to follow is inferred online(More)
Environment, sustainable development as well as new transportation service emergence in urban areas are major concerns. Consequently, studies are currently intended to automate electric vehicles designed for applications in free access. An additional functionality that appears very attractive is vehicle platooning. In order to avoid oscillations within the(More)
— Automated electric vehicles available in free access constitute a promising very efficient and environment-friendly " urban transportation system ". An additional functionality that could enhance this transportation service is vehicle platoon-ing. In order to avoid oscillations within the platoon when completing this task, a global control strategy,(More)
Various ¿Urban Transportation Systems¿ are currently in developing, in order to put forward solutions to congestion and pollution in dense areas. Autonomous electric vehicles in free-access can be seen as an attractive approach, in view of the large flexibility that can be expected. One instrumental functionality linked to this solution is platoon motion:(More)
This paper deals with platooning navigation in the context of innovative solutions for urban transportation systems. More precisely, the case of a manually driven vehicle leading a convoy of automated ones is considered. Vehicle localization relies solely on monocular vision: a 3D map of the environment is built beforehand from reference video sequences,(More)
  • 1