A joint network/control design for cooperative automatic driving

Giulia Giordano, Michele Segata, Franco Blanchini, Renato Lo Cigno

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Cooperative automatic driving, or platooning, is a promising solution to improve traffic safety, while reducing congestion and pollution. The design of a control system for this application is a challenging, multi-disciplinary problem, as cooperation between vehicles is obtained through wireless communication. So far, control and network issues of platooning have been investigated separately. In this work we design a cooperative driving system from a joint network and control perspective, determining worst-case upper bounds on the safety distance subject to network losses, so the actual inter-vehicle gap can be tuned depending on vehicle or network performance. By means of simulation, we show that the system is very robust to packet losses and that the derived bounds are never violated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
EditorsO. Altintas, C. Casetti, R. Meireles, N. Kirsch, R. Lo Cigno
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISBN (Electronic)978-153860986-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference - Torino, Italy
Duration: 27 Nov 201729 Nov 2017


Conference2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
Abbreviated titleVNC 2017


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