Road conditions in the design of vehicle speed control using the LPV method

Balázs Németh, Péter Gáspár

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the design of a new adaptive cruise control which takes into consideration the knowledge of the inclinations of the road along the track of the vehicle. The controlled system incorporates the brake and the traction forces. By choosing the velocity of the vehicle fitting in with the inclinations of the road the number of unnecessary accelerations and brakes can be reduced, thus so can the operations of the actuators of the vehicles, i.e. the powertrain and the brake system. The longitudinal dynamics of the vehicle is formulated in a control-oriented linear model, which contains the longitudinal control force and disturbances such as the aerodynamic force, rolling resistance and road slope. If the inclination of the road surface is assumed to be known, it is considered in the calculation of the velocity tracking and the reference velocity. In the model the nonlinear properties of the predicted road inclinations are considered together with the safety requirements. The control system is designed by using LPV/H control theory. The operation of the method is demonstrated through simulation examples in Matlab/Simulink and CarSim environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings
Pages1253-1258
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2010
Event18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

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Name18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period6/23/106/25/10

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  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Németh, B., & Gáspár, P. (2010). Road conditions in the design of vehicle speed control using the LPV method. In 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1253-1258). [5547878] (18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/MED.2010.5547878