A Novel Formation Creation Algorithm for Heterogeneous Vehicles in Highway Scenarios: Assessment and Experimental Validation

Massimo Zambelli, Paola Carulli, Martin Steinberger, Martin Horn, Antonella Ferrara

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Abstract

In this paper a novel algorithm for the on-line creation of formations of heterogeneous vehicles is proposed for highway traffic scenarios. A two-step iterative distributed strategy is formulated which relies on Dynamic Programming and trajectory tracking. Only position measurements and basic
communication capabilities for global coordination are required, while scalability is guaranteed by the underlying structure of the algorithm. In addition, spatial and velocity constraints are taken into account. The presented concept forms the basis for more sophisticated formation creation controllers. Results obtained in experiments with automated small-scale trucks show the underlying validity and practical feasibility of the algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15300-15305
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st IFAC World Congress - Virtuell, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • formation creation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • formation control
  • Dynamic programming
  • Platooning

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