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Complex dynamics in a vehicle platoon with nonlinear drag and ACC controllers

Giacomo Innocenti, Michele Basso
In this paper a novel platoon model is presented. Nonlinear aerodynamic effect, such as the wake generated by the preceding vehicle, are considered, and their influence in the set up of a Active Cruise Controller (ACC) is investigated. To this aim an embedding technique independent from the vehicles number is exploited, highlighting the importance of a proper configuration of the ACC to guarantee the platoon convergence to the desired motion.
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