—This research suggests the velocity controller with advanced smart cruise control (ASCC) with stop & go control considering the surface friction coefficient and applying a safety distance. A safety distance affects quality of cruise control. If a safety distance is too short, the probability to cause a collision gets greater whereas if it is too long, it can cause traffic congestion. Thus, calculating the optimal safety distance is very important. In this study, we used fitting functions to obtain a basic safety distance and then added the μ-safety distance, considering friction coefficient and relative velocity, to calculate final safety distance. We invented ASCC and stop & go control by considering velocity of vehicle to maintain the safety distance and relative velocity at the same time. Carsim was used for simulation and we found that while a vehicle with the velocity controller, calculating the velocity and location difference between preceding and following vehicles with four friction coefficients, it keeps a safety distance.
—Advanced smart cruise control (ASCC), friction coefficient, safety distance.
Doui Hong, Chanho Park, and Sungho Hwang are with School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 440-746, Republic of Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yongho Yoo is with the Korea Automotive Technology Institute, 303 Pungse-ro, Pungse-myeon, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam 330-912, Republic of Korea (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Doui Hong, Chanho Park, Yongho Yoo, and Sungho Hwang, "Advanced Smart Cruise Control with Safety Distance Considered Road Friction Coefficient," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 198-202, 2016.