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— Platooning is a way to significantly reduce fuel consumption of trucks. Vehicles that drive at close inter-vehicle distance assisted by automatic controllers experience substantially lower air-drag. In this paper, we deal with the problem of coordinating the formation and the breakup of platoons in a fuel-optimal way. We formulate an optimization problem(More)
We consider the fuel-optimal coordination of trucks into platoons. Truck platooning is a promising technology that enables trucks to save significant amounts of fuel by driving close together and thus reducing air drag. We study how fuel-optimal speed profiles for platooning can be computed. A first-order fuel model is considered and pairwise optimal plans(More)
Vehicle platooning facilitates the partial automation of vehicles and can significantly reduce fuel consumption. Mobile communication infrastructure makes it possible to dynamically coordinate the formation of platoons en route. We consider a centralized system that provides trucks with routes and speed profiles allowing them to dynamically form platoons(More)
— We analyze an extension of the well-known linear consensus protocol for agents moving in two dimensions, where the standard consensus feedback is multiplied with a rotation matrix. This leads to a richer family of trajectories, and if only the new feedback term is applied, periodic solutions emerge. For special configurations of the controller gains, the(More)
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