Influence of the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control to the traffic flow
Tutor / director / evaluatorDòria Cerezo, Arnau
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) to the traffic flow. CACC are the techniques that allows the vehicles regulating their speed automatically to avoid collision with precedent vehicles in front incorporating intervehicle communications. In the first part of the project the mathematical model used to design the CACC algorithms is introduced as well as the mechanical model to perform the vehicle limitations in the simulation stage. In this work, several simulation models have been build using the Matlab-Simulink environment. Then, the effect of the control parameters has been studied taking into account terms of safety. In addition, the project analyses how vehicles that incorporates systems with communications act when they circulate with conventional vehicles that do not use Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications. The proposed test bench consists in a circular road that allows to observe the effect of increasing the percentage of CACC vehicle to the traffic flow. Finally, the thesis expounds the possible environmental impact if vehicles in the car fleet incorporate the CACC system.