Predictive Cruise Control for Road Vehicles Using Road and Traffic Information

  • Péter Gáspár
  • Balázs Németh

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
    Pages 1-8
  3. Predictive Cruise Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 11-47
    3. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 49-64
  4. Analysis of the Traffic Flow

  5. Control Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 121-132
    3. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 133-149
    4. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 151-167
    5. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 169-179
    6. Péter Gáspár, Balázs Németh
      Pages 181-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-226

About this book


This book focuses on the design of a multi-criteria automated vehicle longitudinal control system as an enhancement of the adaptive cruise control system. It analyses the effects of various parameters on the average traffic speed and the traction force of the vehicles in mixed traffic from a macroscopic point of view, and also demonstrates why research and development in speed control and predictive cruise control is important. The book also summarises the main steps of the system’s robust control design, from the modelling to its synthesis, and discusses both the theoretical background and the practical computation method of the control invariant sets.

The book presents the analysis and verification of the system both in a simulation environment and under real-world conditions. By including the systematic design of the predictive cruise control using road and traffic information, it shows how optimization criteria can lead to multiobjective solutions, and the advanced optimization and control design methods required. The book focuses on a particular method by which the unfavourable effect of the traffic flow consideration can be reduced. It also includes simulation examples in which the speed design is performed, while the analysis is carried out in simulation and visualization environments.

This book is a valuable reference for researchers and control engineers working on traffic control, vehicle control and control theory. It is also of interest to students and academics as it provides an overview of the strong interaction between the traffic flow and an individual vehicle cruising from both a microscopic and a macroscopic point of view.


Predictive Cruise Control Traffic Control Robust Control Design Stability and Performance Autonomous Vehicles Vehicle Longitudinal Control Adaptive Cruise Control Fuel-efficient Cruise Control Platoon Velocity

Authors and affiliations

  • Péter Gáspár
    • 1
  • Balázs Németh
    • 2
  1. 1.MTA SZTAKIBudapestHungary
  2. 2.MTA SZTAKIBudapestHungary

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