Safer adaptive cruise control for traffic wave dampening

Emily Baschab, Savannah Ball, Audrey Vazzana, Jonathan Sprinkle

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Abstract

This project aims to develop an adaptive cruise controller for vehicles at low speeds in stop-and-go traffic. Current adaptive cruise controllers can use RADAR sensors to follow a vehicle at high speeds (greater than 18 mph), but reach their limits if the lead vehicle's velocity dips below threshold, requiring the driver of the host vehicle to resume control over the car's speed. Some cruise controllers adapt to stop-and-go traffic, but these are mostly experimental and have yet to see widespread commercial implementation. These experimental models often have issues because of their limited data; consequently, the acceleration and deceleration can be jarring and uncomfortable to passengers. In contrast, because of our reliable sensor data, and the sensor configuration unique to the CAT Vehicle, our cruise controller will be capable of following cars at low speeds and functioning continuously, even when the car is stopped.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCPS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (with CPS-IoT Week 2021)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages231-232
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383530
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2021, part of CPS-IoT Week 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 19 2021May 21 2021

Publication series

NameICCPS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (with CPS-IoT Week 2021)

Conference

Conference12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2021, part of CPS-IoT Week 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/19/215/21/21

Keywords

  • adaptive cruise control
  • stop-and-go
  • vehicle autonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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