Design and Simulation Evaluation of Distributed Driving Control for Combination of Personal Vehicles

Takeki Ogitsu
2016 The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering 2016   unpublished
Recently, several vehicle manufacturers in Japan have unveiled the concept model of personal vehicles (PVs). PVs are small single-or double-seated electric vehicles and are specifically suitable for short-distance trips. Considering the trend of vehicle use in Japan, PVs are suitable for daily transportation. However, several PVs will be required to transport many bags or people, and each PV would require a driver. Thus, potential users of PV choose passenger vehicles, which have a higher load
more » ... apacity than PVs. Therefore, this study aims to solve this issue by enabling a combination of PVs to be operated as a single vehicle, thus expanding the utility of PVs. A dynamic vehicle model using a neural network is developed and evaluated for accomplishing distributed driving control of the combination of PVs. The simulation evaluations validate the feasibility of the combination of PVs and clarify the relationship between driving distance and modeling accuracy.
doi:10.12792/iciae2016.084 fatcat:mco3cmopyrfl7bnlg2wnz3vega