Public defence in Automation and Control Engineering, M.Sc. Elham Abolfazli Langeroudi

Driving Toward a Smoother Future: Vehicle Platooning for Better Traffic
- Public defence from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
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The title of the thesis: Internal and String Stability Analysis for Vehicle Platooning under the MPF Topology under Communication Limitations

Doctoral student: Elham Abolfazli Langeroudi
Opponent: Prof. Yougang Bian, Hunan University, China
Custos: Prof. Themistoklis Charalambous, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

In today's world, our roads are filled with lots of cars, leading to a need for smart solutions to tackle traffic and cut down on CO2 emissions. One such innovative approach is vehicle platooning, where cars travel closely, share information, and move in sync. However, this technology comes with its own set of challenges. We aim to make sure these platoons drive differently than regular cars, emphasizing smooth movements to prevent traffic jams and accidents. 

Moreover, the information these vehicles share relies on wireless communications, which can introduce delays. This thesis dives into understanding and lessening the impact of these delays. The goal is to create a control system that makes platooning work seamlessly, overcoming these challenges. The ultimate goal is to establish vehicle platooning as an effective and efficient solution to our current traffic problems, contributing to a smoother and more eco-friendly transportation system. 

The project's outcomes can have far-reaching implications for automotive and communication manufacturers. Even a small impact in these major industries can echo throughout the entire industrial world, resulting in significant economic benefits.

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