Abstract—In vehicle platoon, vehicles travel in the row at
very short vehicle head distance by the help of the mechanical
and the electric systems. The platoon is very important
technique for increasing the road traffic capacity safely. The
previous studies focus on the safe and stable control of the
vehicle platoon. The next aim in the vehicle platoon, however, is
the vehicle control of the vehicle platoon in some actual traffic
cases. Merging vehicle platoons at the intersection is considered
as one of the actual traffic cases in this study. Then, the aim of
this study is to discuss the velocity control of the vehicles in the
platoon. The velocity control model is defined as the function of
the head distance and the velocity difference. The model
parameters are determined by stability analysis of the velocity
control model. The validity of the model is discussed in the
computer simulation and the experiment of LEGO
Index Terms—Helly model, robot experiment, simulation, vehicle platoon, vehicle following model.
Eisuke Kita is with the Nagoya University, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Miichiro Yamda is with the Nagoya University, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan.
Cite: Eisuke Kita and Miichiro Yamada, "Vehicle Velocity Control in Case of Two Vehicle Platoon Merging into One Vehicle Platoon," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 612-617, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).