A new variable structure longitudinal controller is designed and analyzed for an autonomous intelligent vehicle. The proposed controller not only guarantees individual vehicle stability but also platoon stability. Moreover, the achieved platoon stability is proven to be robust with respect to vehicle parameter uncertainties and unknown time varying disturbances. Explicit transient bounds are obtained which indicate ways of choosing controller parameters for comfortable driving.
Proceedings of the IEEE congerence on decision and control 3,p.p2431 - 2436