Implementation of a robust cruise control using look-ahead method

P. Gáspár, Balázs Németh, Michel Basset, Rodolfo Orjuela

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The paper proposes the implementation of a robust cruise control system which is able to ensure the fuel-efficient travel of the vehicle with a look-ahead control algorithm. The H-based feedforward-feedback control method guarantees robustness against varying vehicle mass, longitudinal disturbances and the consideration of actuator dynamics. The advantage of the method is the application of a small number of vehicle parameters. Therefore, a method for various passenger cars without significant modifications is needed. The proposed cruise control and the look-ahead method are implemented in a software-in-the-loop (SIL) environment using DSpace Autobox, which cooperates with the high-fidelity CarSim software through CAN communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Look-ahead control
  • Robust control design
  • Software-in-the-loop application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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