SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
Online ISSN : 1884-9970
Print ISSN : 1882-4889
ISSN-L : 1882-4889
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Model Predictive Control for Ecological Vehicle Synchronized Driving Considering Varying Aerodynamic Drag and Road Shape Information
Anan KAKUMd. Abdus Samad KAMALMasakazu MUKAITaketoshi KAWABE
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2013 Volume 6 Issue 5 Pages 299-308

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This paper presents an ecological vehicle synchronized driving control system that aims at reducing overall fuel consumption of the vehicles in a group. A centralized system for controlling the vehicles in a group has been developed using the model predictive control method considering vehicle-aerodynamics and the resistance due to road slopes. The ecological synchronized driving system is simulated on a typical road with up-down slopes for high speed driving. Its fuel saving performance is compared with a conventional vehicle following system. Computer simulation results reveal a significant improvement in fuel economy using the proposed ecological synchronized driving control system.

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