Implications of Path Tolerance and Path Characteristics on Critical Vehicle Maneuvers
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Path planning and path following are core components in safe autonomous driving. Typically a path planner provides a path with sometolerance on how tightly the path should be followed. Based on that, and other path characteristics, for example sharpness of curves, a speed profile needs to be assigned so that the vehicle can stay within the given tolerance without going unnecessarily slow. Here, such trajectory planning is based on optimal control formulations where critical cases arises as on-the-limit solutions. Several results are obtained on required model complexity depending on path characteristics, for example quantification of required path tolerance for a simple model to be sufficient, quantification of when yaw inertia needs to be considered in more detail, and how the curvature rate of change of curvature interplays with available friction. Overall, in situations where the path planner, due to the type of vehicle operation ranging from good transport roads to more tricky maneuvering, give paths with a wide range of tolerances and characteristics, then the results provided give the basis for real-time path following with reasonably high speed.
Vehicle Engineering Control Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127797DiVA: diva2:927727