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In this paper, we present the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) architecture, which was proposed and implemented by the team from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, that joined the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) in 2011. The proposed CACC architecture consists of the following three main components, which are(More)
A time domain approach to a “string stable”, i.e., capable of attenuating acceleration shockwaves, cooperative adaptive cruise control is proposed in this paper. A receding horizon scheme is adopted to design a controller which attenuates acceleration shockwaves generated by the preceding vehicle while avoiding rear-end collisions. The(More)
In this paper, a set based approach is presented for safety verification and performance analysis of automated driving systems. As an example, reachability analysis technique is used to study the minimum required safe inter-vehicle distance for two given adaptive cruise controllers, a state feedback and a state feedback/feedforward controller designed based(More)
In this paper, a set based approach to safety analysis of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) is presented. Reachability analysis techniques are used to compare the minimum safe intervehicle distances which can be achieved with ACC and CACC controllers. Not surprisingly, the results indicate that a shorter(More)
We propose a combined longitudinal and lateral control approach for vehicle platooning within a designated lane. We combine linear frequency and time domain methods, to design longitudinal control that ensures string stability while enforcing safety, comfort and actuator limitations. In addition, we design lateral control that accounts for speed variations(More)
A method to design simple linear controllers for mildly nonlinear systems is presented. In order to design the desired controller we approximate the behavior of the nonlinear system with a set of linear systems which are derived through linearizations. Classical local linearization is carried out around stationary points but in order to have a better(More)
Over the last few decades, congested traffic network have become a serious problem in many countries. Congestions result in time losses, increase of fuel consumption, increase of CO 2 emissions and also raise the risk of accidents. While developing the road networks is not a feasible solution in many countries, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) may(More)
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