Advances in Industrial Control

Predictive Cruise Control for Road Vehicles Using Road and Traffic Information

Authors: Gáspár, Péter, Németh, Balázs

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  • Explains fuel-efficient vehicle cruise control
  • Discusses the design of individual vehicles and their interaction with the traffic environment
  • Includes the theoretical background as well as detailing simulations of real-world vehicle/traffic interaction and the results of practical experiments
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This book focuses on the design of a multi-criteria automated vehicle longitudinal control system as an enhancement of the adaptive cruise control system. It analyses the effects of various parameters on the average traffic speed and the traction force of the vehicles in mixed traffic from a macroscopic point of view, and also demonstrates why research and development in speed control and predictive cruise control is important. The book also summarises the main steps of the system’s robust control design, from the modelling to its synthesis, and discusses both the theoretical background and the practical computation method of the control invariant sets.


The book presents the analysis and verification of the system both in a simulation environment and under real-world conditions. By including the systematic design of the predictive cruise control using road and traffic information, it shows how optimization criteria can lead to multiobjective solutions, and the advanced optimization and control design methods required. The book focuses on a particular method by which the unfavourable effect of the traffic flow consideration can be reduced. It also includes simulation examples in which the speed design is performed, while the analysis is carried out in simulation and visualization environments.


This book is a valuable reference for researchers and control engineers working on traffic control, vehicle control and control theory. It is also of interest to students and academics as it provides an overview of the strong interaction between the traffic flow and an individual vehicle cruising from both a microscopic and a macroscopic point of view.

About the authors

Péter Gáspár received both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1985 and 1997, respectively, and his D.Sc. degree in Control from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 2007. Since 2016 he has been a corresponding member of the HAS. In 1990 he became a Senior Research Fellow at the Systems and Control Laboratory (SCL), Computer and Automation Research Institute (MTA SZTAKI), and since 2007 he has been a Research Professor. He is Head of the Vehicle Dynamics and Control Research Group at SCL and is also a Full Professor at the Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, BME. He is a member of IFAC Technical Committees on both Automotive Control and Transportation Systems. He is a co-author of 5 books on control theory and has published 118 journal papers, 7 book chapters and 275 papers in conference proceedings. His research interests include linear and nonlinear systems, robust control, multi-objective control, system identification and identification for control. His research and industrial work has involved mechanical systems, vehicle structures, vehicle control and autonomous vehicles.

Balázs Németh is a Senior Research Fellow of the Vehicle Dynamics and Control Research Group. He has been working at the Institute for Computer Science and Control since 2007. He received his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Sciences from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2013. He is an honorary Associate Professor of Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and he has lectured in control system theory and vehicle control courses. He has published 25 journal papers, 2 books, 1 book chapter and 85 papers in conference proceedings. His main research areas are autonomous vehicle control systems, energy-optimal control of road vehicles and platoons, nonlinear analysis and synthesis of integrated vehicle control systems.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Gáspár, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Design of Predictive Cruise Control Using Road Information

    Gáspár, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 11-47

  • Design of Predictive Cruise Control Using Road and Traffic Information

    Gáspár, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • Design of Predictive Cruise Control for Safety Critical Vehicle Interactions

    Gáspár, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

  • Relationship Between the Traffic Flow and the Cruise Control from the Microscopic Point of View

    Gáspár, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04116-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $169.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04115-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predictive Cruise Control for Road Vehicles Using Road and Traffic Information
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Industrial Control
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04116-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04116-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04115-1
Series ISSN
1430-9491
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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