Evaluation of safety of automatic platoon-driving with improved brake system

Masahiko Aki, Rencheng Zheng, Kimihiko Nakano, Shigeyuki Yamabe, Seung Yong Lee, Yoshihiro Suda, Yoshitada Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ishizaka

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4 Citations (Scopus)


This paper deals with a safety of automatic platooning trucks in energy-saving ITS project. It needs to develop a platooning-specialized brake system for keeping safety of experimental development. A secondary braking system and an adjusting device of braking force have been developed. A virtual experimental platform was realized by integrating truck simulation software and platooning cruise control algorithm into a universal driving system. By using the experimental platform, on the assumption of emergent stop of preceding truck during automatic platooning, driver behaviors for emergent avoidance in following truck are studied. Especially, braking operations are analyzed in different maximum braking decelerations of the following trucks. The brake system was improved by this development. Moreover, the safety of the automatic platooning experiment was extremely improved.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2012 Oct 222012 Oct 26


Other19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012


  • Automatic platooning
  • Braking system
  • Energy-saving ITS
  • Heavy-duty vehicle
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation


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