Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

Living Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Adaptive Cruise Control

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_72-1


This chapter discusses advanced cruise control automotive technologies, including adaptive cruise control (ACC) in which spacing control, speed control, and a number of transitional maneuvers must be performed. The ACC system must satisfy difficult performance requirements of vehicle stability and string stability. The technical challenges involved and the control design techniques utilized in ACC system design are presented.


Spacing Control Spacing Policy Adaptive Cruise Control Switching Line Preceding Vehicle 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Fancher P, Bareket Z (1994) Evaluating headway control using range versus range-rate relationships. Veh Syst Dyn 23(8):575–596CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Rajamani R (2012) Vehicle dynamics and control, 2nd edn. Springer, New York. ISBN:978-1461414322CrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
  3. Santhanakrishnan K, Rajamani R (2003) On spacing policies for highway vehicle automation. IEEE Trans Intell Transp Syst 4(4):198–204CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Swaroop D, Hedrick JK (1996) String stability of interconnected dynamic systems. IEEE Trans Autom Control 41(3):349–357CrossRefMATHMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  5. Swaroop D, Rajagopal KR (1999) Intelligent cruise control systems and traffic flow stability. Transp Res C Emerg Technol 7(6):329–352CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Swaroop D, Hedrick JK, Chien CC, Ioannou P (1994) A comparison of spacing and headway control laws for automatically controlled vehicles. Veh Syst Dyn 23(8):597–625CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaTwin Cities, Minneapolis, MNUSA