Adaptive Cruise Control of a Passenger Car Using Hybrid of Sliding Mode Control and Fuzzy Logic Control
by Somphong Thanok, Manukid Parnichkul
School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
This paper focuses on the design of adaptive cruise control (ACC) which was implemented on a passenger car based on sliding mode control(SMC) of throttle valve combining with fuzzy logic control of brake pedal. An important feature of the new adaptive cruise control system is the ability to maintain a proper inter-vehicle gap based on the speed of host vehicle and headway way. There are three important inputs of the ACC system, speed of host vehicle read from electronic control unit (ECU), headway timeset by driver, and actual gap measured from a laser scanner. The ACC processes these three inputs in order to calculate distance error and relative velocity which are used as the two inputs for both SMC and fuzzy controller. The SMC determines throttle valve angle while fuzzy controller determines the brake command to maintain a proper gap based on current speed of the leading vehicle and the desired time headway. The experimental results show that the proposed controller can perform efficiently in ACC of a passenger car.
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