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Control issues in automated highway systems

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3 Author(s)
J. K. Hedrick ; California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA ; M. Tomizuka ; P. Varaiya

This article describes vehicle control issues that must be faced in designing a fully automated highway system (AHS). In particular, requirements for a control system architecture as well as issues of lateral and longitudinal "platoon" control are addressed. Interest in AHS is clearly expanding at a rapid pace due to the ever-increasing problems of freeway congestion and the potential for a technological solution. The approach described is based on five years of research as part of the California PATH program.<>

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IEEE Control Systems  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 6 )