Introduction to Longitudinal Control

  • Rajesh Rajamani
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The term “longitudinal controller” is typically used in referring to any control system that controls the longitudinal motion of the vehicle, for example, its longitudinal velocity, acceleration or its longitudinal distance from another preceding vehicle in the same lane on the highway. The throttle and brakes are the actuators used to implement longitudinal control.


Wheel Speed Adaptive Cruise Control Slip Ratio Torque Converter Preceding Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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