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Soft-Link Control for Electric Light Vehicle

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Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, 5322, Endo, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, 252-8520, Japan
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Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University, 5322, Endo, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, 252-8520, Japan
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2007, 1(1), 32-37; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj1010032
Published: 28 March 2008
This study developed a soft-link control system for electric light vehicles. The meaning of the soft-link control is that a vehicle automatically follows the preceding vehicle with a very short inter-vehicle distance as if the both vehicles were mechanically connected. The soft-link control is expected to stretch the limitation of the light vehicles, because small capacity of the light vehicle is timely enlarged, resulting in giving a potential to apply them to more various purposes. In this study, the experimental vehicles are developed based on small electric vehicles and control algorithms are designed. Stability and reliability of control and accurate tracking are realized by using information of the preceding vehicle sent via wireless LAN communication. The experimental results show that the controlled vehicle can follow the preceding vehicle with an inter-vehicle distance of less than 1[m].
Keywords: Light Vehicle; Passenger Cars; Transportation Systems(ITS, etc.); Intelligent Vehicle Light Vehicle; Passenger Cars; Transportation Systems(ITS, etc.); Intelligent Vehicle
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Omae, M.; Ogitsu, T.; Shimizu, H. Soft-Link Control for Electric Light Vehicle. World Electr. Veh. J. 2007, 1, 32-37.

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