PlaFoSim – Scalable Simulation of Platoon Formation

PlaFoSim – Scalable Simulation of Platoon Formation


Platooning is one of the most challenging applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). While the microscopic control of vehicles in a platoon can already be simulated quite accurately, the scalable simulation of maneuvers and platoon formation is still challenging. To bridge this gap, we propose PlaFoSim, a tool for simulation of platoon formation in large-scale freeway scenarios. PlaFoSim aims to facilitate and accelerate the research of platoon maneuvers and formation - new algorithms can easily be integrated using Python modules.

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Selected Publications

  1. Julian Heinovski, Doganalp Ergenç and Falko Dressler, "Platooning Revisited: What is the Personal Benefit Compared to ACC and Human Driving?," Proceedings of 15th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2024), Poster Session, Kobe, Japan, May 2024, pp. 233–234. Best Poster Award [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  2. Julian Heinovski and Falko Dressler, "Where to Decide? Centralized vs. Distributed Vehicle Assignment for Platoon Formation," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2024. (to appear) [BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  3. Julian Heinovski, Dominik S. Buse and Falko Dressler, "Scalable Simulation of Platoon Formation Maneuvers with PlaFoSim," Proceedings of 13th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2021), Poster Session, Virtual Conference, November 2021, pp. 137–138. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
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