Highway platooning strategies
|has title::Highway platooning strategies|
|Student name:||student name::Yoeri Staal|
|Supervisor:||Willem van Willigen|
|Second supervisor:||Guszti Eiben|
A platoon is a sequence of vehicles that follow each other automatically and autonomously. Platooning vehicles are equipped with enhanced cruise control systems and sensors to measure vehicle speeds and keep a proper following distance.
More recently, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control is developed for vehicles to share their information through a wireless network with nearby vehicles. In this thesis we explore the advantages of platooning, such as improved safety, reduction of fuel consumption and increase of traffic throughput.
The aim of this thesis is to optimize the vehicle control systems, using the Darwinian principles of evolution. We discuss both offline adaptation, where a controller is evolved, then simulated and evaluated, as well as online adaptation, where the controller is continuously evolved during the simulation.