Seminar Program : talk of Karl Henrik Johansson, 8 March 2018, GIPSA LAB, 11:00AM

On March, 8th 2018, at 11:00 AM, in the B208 room, Karl Henrik Johansson presented a talk untitled “Control of vehicle platoons and their influence on traffic”.

Road goods transportation is mainly done by individual long-haulage trucks with no real-time coordination or global optimization. In this talk, we will discuss how to create a networked control system architecture with an integrated logistic system coordinating fleets of trucks traveling together in vehicle platoons. From the reduced air drag, platooning trucks traveling close together can save more than 10% of their fuel consumption. We will discuss new results on how to safely and efficiently control vehicle platoons despite influence of road topology variations and traffic. We also study how automatically controlled platoons effect traffic congestion and how the congestion depends on the fraction of platooned vehicles, intra-platoon spacing and other characteristics. Experiments done on European highways will illustrate system performance and safety requirements. The presentation is mainly based on joint work with collaborators at KTH, MIT, and Scania.

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Presentation of Karl Henrik Johansson

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Maria-Laura Delle Monache and Stephane Mollier were at the TRB 2018 in Washington

Stephane Mollier and Maria-Laura Delle Monache were in January at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual meeting in Washington.
The congress hold from 7/01/2018 to 13/01/2018. This event covers all fields of research related to the domain of Transport. The presentations are divided in Lecture sessions, Workshops and Poster Presentations.

Seminar Program : talk of Andrea Tosin, 5 February 2018, GIPSA LAB

Andrea Tosin has presented a talk on “Control strategies for road risk mitigation in kinetic traffic modelling”, at the Gipsa Lab.

He has presented a Boltzmann-type kinetic approach to the modelling of road traffic, which includes control strategies at the level of microscopic binary interactions aimed at the mitigation of speed-dependent road risk factors. Such a description is meant to mimic a system of driver-assist vehicles, which by responding locally to the actions of their drivers can impact on the large-scale traffic dynamics, including those related to the collective road risk and safety.

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Presentation of Andrea Tosin

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Nicolas Martin and Paolo Frasca at the Complex Networks and their applications conference

From Novembre 29 to December 1, Nicolas Martin and Paolo Frasca attended the 6th Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications. They presented a poster on their work on graph reduction during a well-attended interactive session. The conference program focused on network science with both theoretical and experimental works, with applications ranging from urban traffic to brain and to social networks.

Stephane Mollier has attended a Course Control of PDE by Enrique Zuazua at Paris

Stephane Mollier has attended the course of ”Introduction to the control of Partial Differential Equations” given by the Professor Enrique Zuazua. The course happened from 10/04/2017 to 14/04/2017 and was organized by the European Embedded Control Institute and took place in Paris. The aim of the course was to give another view of what is control of PDE for students who do not have neccessary background in control.

Giacomo Casadei attended the “Journée commune GT SYNC et Observation”

Giacomo Casadei attended the “Journée commune GT SYNC et Observation”, Thursday 8th of June, in Paris.
The seminar was organised jointly by GDR MACS groups SynC and Observation, on the base of invited speaker, dealing with problem of observation and synchronisation of nonlinear systems. Giacomo presented his work on synchronisation of heterogeneous networks: in particular the talk dealt with the case of uncertain leader and the use of nonlinear regression tools.