Commercial Trucks and Buses in Automated Highway Systems

  • Ioannis Kanellakopoulos
  • Masayoshi Tomizuka


As indicated throughout this volume, research and development on Advanced Vehicle Control Systems (AVCS) for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Automated Highway Systems (AHS) to date has been primarily focused on passenger vehicles,(1–3) while commercial heavy vehicles (CHVs) such as heavy-duty freight trucks (including tractor—trailer combinations) and commuter buses have been largely ignored. The obvious justification is that there are many more passenger vehicles on the road, and thus their automation will have the largest possible impact on the desired increase of highway traffic flow.


Time Headway Passenger Vehicle Lateral Control Tire Model Torque Converter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Kanellakopoulos
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Tomizuka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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