An Agent Based Layered Decision Process for Vehicle Platoon Control

  • Baudouin DafflonEmail author
  • Franck Gechter
  • Pablo Gruer
  • Abder Koukam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 325)


Vehicle platoon systems can be considered as good alternative solutions to traffic problems encountered in urban environment. Indeed, they allow to propose new public transportation models based on size adaptable trains. In other fields, such as military operation theaters and agricultural fields, platoon systems can also solve specific problems. The goal of this paper is to propose an agent based decision process that allow to handle the control of vehicles platoon. The decision process is composed of 5 interconnected layers each dealing with one specific aspect of the decision process including the perception interpretation, the spatial configuration choice and the control of the vehicles. This model has been tested in simulation by taking into account several geometrical configurations.


Multi-Agent model Platoon control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baudouin Dafflon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Franck Gechter
    • 1
  • Pablo Gruer
    • 1
  • Abder Koukam
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Systèmes et TransportsUniversité de Technologie de Belfort-MontbéliardBelfortFrance

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