This paper presents a fuel efficient control strategy for a group of connected hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in urban road conditions. A hierarchical control architecture is proposed in this paper where the higher level controller is considered to be a part of the transportation infrastructure while the lower level controllers are considered to be present in every HEV. The higher level controller uses model predictive control strategy to evaluate the energy efficient velocity profiles for every vehicle for a given horizon. Each lower level controller then tracks its velocity profile (obtained from the higher level controller) in a fuel efficient fashion using equivalent consumption minimization strategy (ECMS). In this paper, the vehicles are modeled in Autonomie software and the simulation results provided in the paper shows the effectiveness of our proposed control architecture.

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