Smart and Green ACC: As Applied to a Through the Road Hybrid Electric Vehicle

  • Sagar AkhegaonkarEmail author
  • Sebastien Glaser
  • Lydie Nouveliere
  • Frederic Holzmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


The Smart and Green ACC (SAGA) or simply Green ACC (GACC) may be defined as a system which autonomously generates longitudinal control commands for a vehicle while balancing the safety and efficiency factors. In previous studies, the SAGA function is investigated as applied to a battery electric vehicle. As a continuation of the SAGA function development, this paper investigates the behavior of the autonomous longitudinal controller as applied to a “Through the Road” (TtR) hybrid electric vehicle. Given the presence of two power sources, the implementation of a SAGA system in HEV/PHEV has a higher level of complexity as compared to pure EV. As an autonomous longitudinal driver command generating system, SAGA acts as a surficial controller which is then combined with a core powertrain management system. The Equivalent Consumption Minimization Strategy (ECMS) is used to determine the optimum power split between the IC engine and electric motor.


Driving assistance longitudinal control energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sagar Akhegaonkar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sebastien Glaser
    • 2
  • Lydie Nouveliere
    • 2
  • Frederic Holzmann
    • 1
  1. 1.INTEDIS GmbH & Co. KGWuerzburgGermany
  2. 2.LIVICVersaillesFrance

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