This paper presents an ecological vehicle platooning control system that aims in reducing overall fuel consumption of the vehicles in a platoon. A centralized linear quadratic regulator system for controlling the vehicles in the platoon has been developed considering the aerodynamic characteristics of the vehicle and the resistance due to the road slope. The proposed control system is simulated on a highway with up–down slopes for high speed driving. Its fuel saving performance is compared with a conventional decentralized vehicle platooning control system. Computer simulation results reveal the significant improvement in fuel economy by the proposed control system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Artificial Intelligence