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Plug and Play Distributed Model Predictive Control for Heavy Duty Vehicle Platooning and Interaction with Passenger Vehicles

H Hu, Y Pu, M Chen, CJ Tomlin

2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Heavy duty vehicle (HDV) platooning has been widely accepted as a solution to reduce fuel consumption and traffic congestion. However, the control strategy for HDV platoons interacting with other vehicles is not yet well established. This work presents a new framework for handling the requests of passenger vehicles (PV) plugging in or out of an HDV platoon. It consists of three main steps. First, the basic cruising control of the platoon is achieved by a distributed model predictive control (DMPC) scheme. Second, redesign of controllers ensures the stability of closed loop Plug and Play (P P) operation. Finally, a transition phase to steady-states guarantees the feasibility of the newly synt..

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