PaTAVTT: A Hardware-in-the-Loop Scaled Platform for Testing Autonomous Vehicle Trajectory Tracking

Zhigang Xu, Mingliang Wang, Fengzhi Zhang, Sheng Jin, Jin Zhang, Xiangmo Zhao
2017 Journal of Advanced Transportation  
With the advent of autonomous vehicles, in particular its adaptability to harsh conditions, the research and development of autonomous vehicles attract significant attention by not only academia but also practitioners. Due to the high risk, high cost, and difficulty to test autonomous vehicles under harsh conditions, the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) scaled platform has been proposed as it is a safe, inexpensive, and effective test method. This platform system consists of scaled autonomous
more » ... autonomous vehicle, scaled roadway, monitoring center, transmission device, positioning device, and computers. This paper uses a case of the development process of tracking control for high-speed U-turn to build the tracking control function. Further, a simplified vehicle dynamics model and a trajectory tracking algorithm have been considered to build the simulation test. The experiment results demonstrate the effectiveness of the HIL scaled platform.
doi:10.1155/2017/9203251 fatcat:jn7ipbjvpfbyfbf44mojge6g44