Real-time look-ahead cruise control simulator

András Mihály, Balázs Németh, P. Gáspár

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The paper introduces a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) vehicle simulator built for testing and tuning a look-ahead cruise control algorithm considering forward road conditions. The aim of the vehicle simulator, apart from conducting real-time demonstrations and tests, is to create a HIL architecture which can be directly applied to a real heavy-duty vehicle formerly represented in TruckSim. By this means, several otherwise expensive road tests can be implemented with the simulator to increase the efficiency and reliability of the developed look-ahead control method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Cruise control
  • Look-ahead
  • Optimal control
  • Simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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