Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control Design and Implementation 2019-01-0496
With recent advancements in automotive sensors, cars are becoming more autonomous making use of these new technologies. The Advanced Driver Assistant systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system do not only ensure the safety but also increase the comfort of travel. A well-known longitudinal control method, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC), which is an ACC system supported by the Dedicated Short-Range Radio Communication (DSRC) technology that allows Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, enables lower time headway. Reducing the time headway distance between two vehicles can significantly increase the capacity of the road. Also, platooning multiple vehicles has the potential to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicles by avoiding unnecessary accelerations and decelerations, and reducing the air drag. Motivated by these advantages, we will present a design and implementation of CACC on an autonomous vehicle platform (2017 Ford Fusion) with initial experimental results in this manuscript.