Optimal eco-approach control with traffic prediction for connected vehicles

Yunli Shao, Zongxuan Sun

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Abstract

This work proposes a unified framework for the eco-approach application that integrates traffic prediction, vehicle optimization, and implementation. The eco-approach application is formulated as either a car-following optimization problem or a single vehicle optimization problem, depending on whether a preceding vehicle exists. The traffic prediction scheme anticipates future traffic conditions and describes the traffic dynamics on the road segment of interest using state variables: traffic flow, density, and speed. With the information enabled by connectivity, the traffic state estimation is updated using an observer. Uncertainties in the traffic prediction are considered using a robust optimization approach. The robust optimization problem is discretized and solved by an efficient nonlinear programming solver. The proposed eco-approach framework is implemented to a single lane single intersection scenario for 12, 8, 4, and 1 connected vehicle scenarios. The fuel benefits vary from 11.0% to 6.7% as the penetration rates of connectivity decrease. The performance is satisfactory compared to the 12.0% fuel benefits with perfection traffic prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControl and Optimization of Connected and Automated Ground Vehicles; Dynamic Systems and Control Education; Dynamics and Control of Renewable Energy Systems; Energy Harvesting; Energy Systems; Estimation and Identification; Intelligent Transportation and Vehicles; Manufacturing; Mechatronics; Modeling and Control of IC Engines and Aftertreatment Systems; Modeling and Control of IC Engines and Powertrain Systems; Modeling and Management of Power Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851906
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 3 2018

Publication series

NameASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period9/30/1810/3/18

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