Smart and Green ACC, Safety and Efficiency for a Longitudinal Driving Assistance

  • Sebastien GlaserEmail author
  • Sagar Akhegaonkar
  • Olivier Orfila
  • Lydie Nouveliere
  • Volker Scheuch
  • Frederic Holzmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Driving Assistances aim at enhancing the driver safety and the comfort. Nowadays, the consumption is also a major criterion which must be integrated in the driving assistances. Then, we propose to redefine the behavior of an ACC with energy efficiency consideration to perform a Smart and Green ACC. We apply our development to the specific use case of the electric vehicle that allows regenerative braking. The ACC, once activated, operates under two possible modes (speed control and headway spacing control). We define the behavior of the driving assistance under these both possible modes, focusing on the distance control. We present the efficiency of various strategies without trading off safety. We conclude on the efficiency by presenting several use cases that show the SAGA behavior.


Driving assistance Longitudinal control Energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastien Glaser
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sagar Akhegaonkar
    • 2
  • Olivier Orfila
    • 1
  • Lydie Nouveliere
    • 1
  • Volker Scheuch
    • 2
  • Frederic Holzmann
    • 2
  1. 1.LIVIC (Laboratory on Interactions Vehicles-Infrastructure-Drivers)A research unit of IFSTTARVersaillesFrance
  2. 2.INTEDIS GmbH and Co. KGWuerzburgGermany

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