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D. Jia, K. Lu and J. Wang, "A Disturbance-adaptive Design for VANET-enabled Vehicle Platoon," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63 (2), pp. 527–539, February 2014.


In highway systems, grouping vehicles into platoons can improve road capacity and energy efficiency. With the advance of technologies, the performance of platoons can be further enhanced by vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET). In the past few years, many studies have been conducted on the dynamics of VANET-enabled platoon under traffic disturbance, which is a common scenario on a highway. However, most of them do not consider the impact of platoon dynamics on the behaviors of VANET. Moreover, most existing studies focus on how to maintain the stability of a platoon, and do not address how to mitigate negative effects of traffic disturbance, such as uncomfortable passenger experience, increased fuel consumption, and increased exhaust emission. In this paper, we will investigate the dynamics of VANET-enabled platoon from an integrated perspective. In particular, we first propose a novel disturbanceadaptive platoon (DA-Platoon) architecture, in which a platoon controller shall adapt to the disturbance scenario and VANET, shall consider both and platoon dynamics requirements. Based on a specific realization of the DA-Platoon architecture, we then analyze the traffic dynamics inside a platoon and derive desired parameters, including intra-platoon spacing and platoon size, so as to satisfy VANET constraints under traffic disturbance. To mitigate the adverse effects of traffic disturbance, we also design a novel driving strategy for the leading vehicle of platoon, with which we can determine the desired inter-platoon spacing. Finally, we conduct extensive simulation experiments, which not only validate our analysis but also demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed driving strategy.

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D. Jia
K. Lu
J. Wang

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    author = {Jia, D. and Lu, K. and Wang, J.},
    doi = {10.1109/TVT.2013.2280721},
    issn = {0018-9545},
    journal = {IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology},
    month = {2},
    number = {2},
    pages = {527--539},
    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers},
    title = {{A Disturbance-adaptive Design for VANET-enabled Vehicle Platoon}},
    volume = {63},
    year = {2014},

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