Connected vehicle environment paves the pathway for future road transportation. Current researches are not only focused on improving traffic mobility and safety, but also vehicles’ fuel consumption and emissions. Therefore, a Hardware-in-the-Loop-System (HiLS) test-bed has been developed to provide the facility to evaluate different connected vehicles application. A laboratory powertrain research platform with a real engine, hydrostatic dynamometer and a virtual powertrain model to represent a vehicle, is connected remotely to a microscopic traffic simulator (VISSIM) and a connected vehicle controller, across a network using socket programming methods. Fuel and emissions measurements are obtained using highly sophisticated measurement equipment. Further, using this test-bed a comprehensive evaluation of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control(CACC) application has been conducted to compare the fuel and emissions of CACC vehicle and non-CACC vehicle in a traffic network simulated in VISSIM.
University of Minnesota M.S.M.E. thesis. July 2016. Major: Mechanical Engineering. Advisor: Zongxuan Sun. 1 computer file (PDF); xii, 122 pages.
Investigation of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control with Experimental Validation.
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