This project presents the integration of two strategies that so far have been considered completely independent: cooperative driving and cycling. Our project addresses the coordination of collective behavior of platoons of cyclists that could pervade dedicated express roads in urban settings. The proposed platoon-based cyclists cooperative system can be defined as a networked cyber-physical system with an additional challenge related to the human factor.
Different from traditional automated platooning, in the proposed system cyclists respond to a Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control delivered through specific human-machine interfaces (HMI) designed to elicit the expected response from cyclists.
The project is developed in cooperation with prof. Sandra Céspedes, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad de Chile.